JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal‘ lead Jung Il Woo recently travelled overseas for individual photoshoots for International BNT’s December Issue. Whist Jaejoong travelled to wintery Austria for a photoshoot in its gorgeous capital city Vienna, also known as the ‘City of Music’ due to its musical legacy (the city has played host to influential composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and Beethoven) , Jung Il Woo travelled to tropical Bali a location that is on half the planets bucket list.
In his individual interview for International BNT that accompanied his photoshoot, Jung Ill Woo expressed his desire to participate in one of PD Na Young Seok’s “Over Flowers” series, his reason being that even though he gets to act with all of these senior actors he doesn’t normally get to meet up with them off set. He also said that it “seems like you get to talk to them more personally and learn a lot by traveling with them. I want to listen to their life stories and get some acting advice. I think it will be very memorable to be part of the show“. Past actor participants of the series include Lee Seung Gi (You’re All Surrounded) whom accompanied actresses Yoon Yeo Yeong (Wonderful Days), Kim Ja Ok (The Woman Who Married Three Times), Kim Hee Ae (Secret Love Affair) and Lee Mi Yeon (The Great Merchant) on a 10 day back-packing trip through Croatia and Turkey on “Noona’s Over Flowers” and Lee Seo Jin (Wonderful Days) who has filmed three seasons of “Grandpa’s Over Flowers” with veteran actors Lee Soon Jae (The King’s Face), Shin Goo (God’s Gift – 14 Days), Park Geun Hyung (Legendary Witches) and Baek Il Seob (Goddess of Marriage) and took them on trips across Spain, France, Switzerland and Taiwan.
In Jaejoong’s interview he discusses how he got in to the acting world saying that, “the reason why I started to act may be different than other actors’. In a situation where I had no possibility to appear on TV (referring to the ban against JYJ appearing on any of the three main channels in Korea (KBS, SBS and MBC) through music shows and variety), it was the only solution for me. More than because I really wanted it… But as I tried, I came to understand how interesting acting is”. He also discussed his plans now that he is nearing thirty and said that even though thirty isn’t a young age in an entire life span it is still pretty young and he wants to try as many things as possible as long as he has the opportunity.