Kim Jae-joong’s comic acting in his movie debut is drawing a positive reaction from fans, according to media reports yesterday.
“Code Name: Jackal,” which was released Thursday, features the singer as a fictional idol star, Choi Hyun, who is abducted by assassin Bong Min-jung, played by Song Ji-hyo.
In a desperate effort to get her to release him, the pretty-face singer tries to please her with self-deprecating acts, such as slapstick comedy and comical singing.
“Is that really Kim Jae-joong? I didn’t know he had such a comical side in him,” said an audience on a Web site forum. Another said he looked so different from “Dr. Jin,” a just-finished MBC drama. “I was concerned that his good looks may be a hindrance to comedy, but he did it terrifically,” said another fan of the K-pop star.
Kim, 26, a pillar of the three-member boy group JYJ, made a debut as an actor with the 2011 SBS drama, “Protect The Boss,” through which he received the New Star award during the SBS Drama Awards.