Park Min Young is a very lucky actress—she can give a firsthand comparison of JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong!
Park Min Young appeared at the press conference for MBC’s Dr. Jin held on May 17 and talked about her teamwork with her fellow actors.
Among her fellow actors is JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong. The press thus concentrated on how she was to act with Kim Jae Joong following her partnership with Park Yoo Chun.
In 2010, she acted as the lover of Park Yoo Chun in KBS2’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and this time she will be with Kim Jae Joong for Dr. Jin.
Park Min Young said on the two, “Mr. Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong are similar in that they work very hard. I was surprised during our first [script] reading because they were prepared so perfectly; I wondered whether they had learned from the same teacher. Although it was his first period piece, Mr. Kim Jae Joong was very skilled, and he had memorized all of his dialogue for his reading. He’s similar to Mr. Park Yoo Chun in that he prepares a lot, but their visuals are completely different. I think [Kim Jae Joong] goes more with charismatic roles.”
Park Min Young will be appearing as the neurosurgeon Yoo Mi Na of 2012 and Hong Young Rae, the daughter of a yangban (aristocrat), of the Joseon period.
“There was a lot of time to prepare for it, and I could relate to it a lot, so I’m looking forward to the piece,” she said. “I think the director liked how I looked in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. I think he found a traditional yet modern side to me. They’re not easy roles, but I’m working hard.”
Dr. Jin is based on a popular Japanese manga, Time Slip Dr. Jin, and is about how a doctor from the year 2012 goes back in time to the Joseon period of the 1860s to work as a doctor. Song Seung Hun and Lee Bum Soo will also be starring in the drama. It will start airing on May 26 following Feast of the Gods.