Kim Jaejoong is showing a marvelous growth as an actor.
Kim Jaejoong plays Kim Kyungtak in MBC’s weekend drama ‘Dr.Jin’. Although it’s his first challenge in a period drama, he’s fully immersing into the character with his stable acting.
Kim Jaejoong’s acting skills, which have been appraised as “better than expected” in the meantime, exploded in episode 15.
In episode 15 of ‘Dr.Jin’, Kim Kyungtak was refused by Hong Youngrae whom he has loved for a long time. And then he was forsaken by his father Kim Byunghee because he has “dishonored the family with the marriage incident.” Consequently, Kim Kyungtak pointed a sword at his beloved Hong Youngrae and leveled a gun at Kim Byunghee (T/N: I think the reporter made mistake here. He pointed a gun at Lee Haeung, not his father).
He got hurt and was continuously placed in chaotic situations. The process of resolving the conflicted relationships and feelings is also complicated. In front of Hong Youngrae, he must show the feelings of love and also hatred even though he loves her. Although he reacted against the father who has abandoned him, he still desperately clung on to him, which isn’t a simple sentiment either.
Kim Jaejoong has well digested these situations with his relaxed and unexaggerated acting. From shaken pupils, the sorrow of losing his love, to showing a staggering body, all was naturally expressed by Kim Jaejoong. Even in the scenes where the emotions came to near excessive levels, Kim Jaejoong made the viewers feel he held maximum self-control.
The reason we can expect more from Kim Jaejoong from now on is also the following: ‘Dr.Jin’ is Kim Jaejoong’s 3rd drama. Kim Jaejoong entered the drama world with Japanese drama ‘It’s hard to say I love you’. After that, he debuted in Korean drama with SBS ‘Protect the Boss’. If Kim Jaejoong emotes with full control in his 3rd drama, it means that he is naturally digesting the acting.
Kim Jaejoong’s development speed is very formidable. The incidents Kim Kyungtak has experienced because of Jinhyuk’s appearance, his conflict and emotional changes due to Jinhyuk were presented by Kim Jaejoong with his developed skills in every episode. Comparing the early phase of the drama and now, Kim Jaejoong is definitely showing a steadier image.
Favorable comments from the viewers are also pouring in. “I had partial judgment on him as he was originally an idol; but as days go by, I began to like him.” “His acting didn’t fall behind with Kim Eungsoo’s.” “The actor who is able to make the viewers immersed in the character.” We’re looking forward to how further Kim Jaejoong can develop as an actor through ‘Dr.Jin’.