[article] ‘Jackpot’: Jang Keun Suk’s challenge leaving behind his pretty boy image, who can throw stones at him anymore?’

Original source: http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=109&aid=0003320566
English translation: Wen Lee from ECI

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[OSEN] The biggest power leading Jackpot (Royal Gambler) is actor Jang Keun Suk.
‘Multi-talented Hallyu Star’, although this description makes one happy and glamorous, but in his bones he is full of all sorts of uncountable charisma, a man with solid acting abilities, this is actor Jang Keun Suk. So, for Jang Keun Suk to let everything down, relying on just ‘passion’ and ‘extreme hard hard’, it is SBS drama ‘Jackpot’ (Royal Gamber), (scriptwriter Park Soon Ga, director Nam Gun & Park Soon Ho).

The drama Jackpot (Royal Gambler) is already more than half way, the stories that were accumulating are now gradually exploding one by one, raising the viewers’ anxiety. Secret of birth, time of revolting, person who’s dead is now possibly still alive. These stories are now changing.

The most suitable actor in his role is Jang Keun Suk as Daegil. Because he is one who can leave behind his known image and works hard continuously in order to blend well into the role.

Jang Keun Suk has perfectly changed his image through his performance in Jackpot (Royal Gambler). Trendy, pretty boy, Hallyu star, etc etc. When people think of JKS, the first thing they think of surrounds his external look. But in Jackpot, JKS completely doesn’t match these descriptions. Sufferance, well-known figure, manly, survival instinct, gambler, etc etc. Now he has a completely new change in image.

Actually, JKS already showed his unique passion and resolution prior to the start of Jackpot. The scriptwriter and director who chose JKS said JKS used his passion completely, energetically completed scenes of rolling about, submerged in mud flats and shit hole, fell off the cliff etc. Known as pretty boy Hallyu star JKS, at the beginning, not many viewers expected much from him. But JKS overturned the bias surrounding him, he played Daegil perfectly, a well known figure who stubbornly managed to stay alive.

The term ‘passion’ is hard to describe with words. The hard work that actor JKS did was through performing perfect scenes one after another. Surviving several near deaths, no matter whether it was submerged in shit hole or mud flats, enabling viewers to immerse into Daegil’s story, was because of actor JKS’ amazing hard work and his resolution to give his all.

The viewers who have been watching Jackpot steadfastly since the first episode, are full of praise for the actors, especially so for actor JKS who has successfully completed a 180 degrees change in his image, who didn’t shy away from putting up with hardship, he received good reviews continuously. ‘JKS is no longer Geun-chan, we only see Daegil’, ‘Only JKS can play Daegil’, etc. As the viewers who praised JKS said, they look forward to JKS’ development and transformations through his performance in Jackpot.

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6 thoughts on “[article] ‘Jackpot’: Jang Keun Suk’s challenge leaving behind his pretty boy image, who can throw stones at him anymore?’”

  1. Congrats Sukkie!!! We r so happy and so so proud of u!!!! Continue to shine our big STAR!! we will always be behind u!!! FIGHTING!!!

  2. It’s so gratifying to read this recognition of his acting skills – his first passion. When I watch these episodes, it’s difficult to even see the JKS we know from concerts in Daegil. We all have high hopes that Daebak will result in a variety of new acting opportunities that he’ll enjoy

  3. Celebration time for eels & prince.. So happy.. We know this “Only JKS can do this”.. He can do everything.. <3<3 sukkie..

  4. Amazing drama, Jang Keun Suk has awesome acting skill! I am totally impressed by Jang Keun Suk’s acting! Bravo! Daebak

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