Kim Jaejoong has dubbed himself a jungle man.
During a recent interview in Apgujeong, Kim Jaejoong said, “I really want to appear in variety shows. PDs and screenwriters from broadcasting companies keep telling us that they want to have us on their shows. If one person takes charge and opens up the gates, wouldn’t we be able to appear on broadcasted variety shows?”
Park Yoochun had once garnered much attention for saying that he hoped to appear on SBS’ ‘Laws of the Jungle’. Kim Jaejoong also added, “I really want to appear in ‘Laws of the Jungle’ too.”
Kim Jaejoong said, “Jung Seok Won went to film for ‘Laws of the Jungle’. He told me about it two weeks before he left, and I said, ‘I really want to appear in Laws of the Jungle too…’ He must have passed the message along.”
Though Kim Jaejoong has the appearance of someone who’s only known the high life, he laughed and said, “I’m a complete jungle man. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t mind sleeping in cold places.” He added, “When we weren’t well off, there were cockroaches in our house and mice used to run over our bodies as we slept. That place was basically a jungle, so I think I’d be fine.”
Having made a transformation into a rocker, Kim Jaejoong showed his satisfaction as he said, “When I first chose rock as my preferred genre and set out to make an album, I didn’t think I’d be working with such great seniors who directed me and wrote songs for me. I received such great help and I was able to learn so much about the genre I have always liked.”
Though every song in Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album qualifies in the rock genre, each has its own infusion of Kim Jaejoong’s trendy style. From songs such as ‘One Kiss’ and ‘Mine’ that have an intense sound and charming vocals to melodious tracks that showcase his vocal talent, Kim Jaejoong’s album is receiving positive reviews.
Meanwhile, JYJ recently ended their lawsuit with SM Entertainment that had been going on for three years and four months. They also won their lawsuit against the Japanese agency AVEX, which has opened up their opportunities to pursue activities in Japan. Naturally, many are interested to see if JYJ will be able to appear on TV.