Monday, April 25, 2011

Kyu Jong Poses for Pictures of Musical Goong

I forgot to post the pics of Kyu Jongie in prince look here. Aigoo~ How could I? Kekeke~ So sorry. Well, now *tantarara!* Here it is! Our very own Prince Kyu was given justice! He is so handsome.


SS501 Kim Kyu Jong Poses for Pictures of Musical Goong

Photographs of SS501 member Kim Kyu-jong dressed up for his first musical act has been unveiled by its musical producer Group 8.

According to a press release by Group 8 on Friday, Kim, who was recently cast as the male lead for "Goong," posed for promotional pictures of the upcoming musical at a studio in Seoul on Wednesday.

Some dozen media outlets from Japan including Sankei Shimbun and Hallyupia covered the shoot since the musical is set to go overseas for the first time and show in Kyoto, Japan, from June 11 to July 1.

When asked how he feels about his role as a crown prince in a constitutional monarchy, Kim answered that he is receiving advice from TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho who played that role last year.

"It not easy trying to fill the shoes of other actors who have played the role of the prince," Kim was quoted as saying in the statement. "Right now, I know I still look a bit awkward donned in the garment of crown prince, I promise to show you my own unique version of Prince Lee Shin," he promised.

The show's venture to Japan was realized through invitation from top Japanese entertainment companies Shochiku famous for traditional kabuki performances and talent agency IMX.

"Goong," about an ordinary girl named Shin Chae-kyung who suddenly finds herself engaged to the crown prince of Korea in an alternate universe where the country stands as nation of constitutional monarchy, is originally from a popular comic book series by Park So-hee that was also re-adapted into TV series "Princess Hours" starring Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon in 2006.

The musical version was first staged in September last year at the National Museum of Korea by Group 8 famous for production of TV dramas such as the mega-hit series "Boys Over Flowers" (KBS, 2009).

Kim debuted as one of the members in boy band SS501 along with Kim Hyun-joong, Park Jung-min, Heo Young-saeng and Kim Hyung-jun with their first self-titled album in 2005. The group released various hit songs such as "Snow Prince," U R Man" and "Love Ya."

In June of last year however, the members of SS501 sought out individual careers after their contract with DSP Media expired and signed with new agencies.

Jung Min and Hyung Jun @ PD Showtime Press Conference

This was held a day before the PD Charity Concert in Bangkok. Handsome as ever!

Photos are from @GriftinTouch and @dear_2J
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Kim Kyu Jong, Ambassador of Heart to Heart Foundation 110425

Kyu Jongie. Good job! :DD

Trans: xiaochu @
Photos from Heart to Heart Foundation (tweeted by @iamsom on Twitter)

SS501 Kim KyuJong, Extending Prince’s Soft Hands

Group SS501’s member Kim KyuJong started his sharing/charity activities with his appointment as the ambassador of ‘Heart Heart Foundation’.

Kim KyuJong volunteered for a welfare activity at an animal shelter last winter together with Lee Hyori and his group member Heo YoungSaeng. He took up the appointment to be the ambassador in order actively return the love he received from his fans.

Kim KyuJong, who was recently casted for the role of the main lead prince for musical ‘Goong’, is busy with his practices for the musical as well as being a featuring artiste in SS501 member Heo YoungSaeng’s solo debut album.

Kim KyuJong said with regards to his volunteer work “I didn’t do it because I used to think that since I’m a public figure, it is an embarrassment to be recognized. It is always weighing on my mind, and now that I have the chance to take part to be the ambassador of ‘Heart Heart Foundation’, I am really excited and will be participating actively on the sharing/charity activities.” He also suggested fans’ participation.

Kim KyuJong will be personally preparing food for undernourished children under the ‘Warm Meals’ campaign, and will be participating in the sharing/charity performance of Heart Heart Orchestra, the very first of its kind, which is made up of developmental disabled youths. Besides that, he will also be providing support to other poor countries, and the fans will also be able to participate in other charity works together with Heart Heart Foundation.