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GOT7's Junior Weighs In On His Performance In 'My Love Eun Dong'

BY Adrienne Stanley | Jul 07, 2015 01:16 PM EDT


GOT7's Junior (née Park Jin Young) discussed his concerns about appearing as the child version of Joo Jin Mo in a July 5 article published by the Korean publication X Sports News. In the interview with X Sports News, the artist who has also promoted under the name Jr. humbly discusses his breakout role in the jTBC romantic melodrama "My Love Eun Dong."

The article was titled with a moving quote from the acting idol. "I didn't want to be embarrassed by playing Joo Jin Mo in a child role," said Junior, in his interview with X Sports News.

In the interview, he praised his senior co-stars, Joo Jin Mo and Kim Sa Rang for their support. "In the drama, the relationship between Joo Jin Mo and Kim Sa Rang is so sad," said Junior.  "Watching this helped me understand behavior like that, why I should speak like that." 

In "My Love Eun Dong," Junior portrays the 17-year-old version of Park Hyun Soo, who develops a touching relationship with 13-year-old Ji Eun Dong. During their early encounters, Hyun Soo accidentally injures Eun Dong in a motorcycle accident, setting the course for his decades-long desire to love and protect her. 

Junior serves as the youngest version of Hyun Soo while Baek Sung Hyun portrays the character as a 27-year-old starving actor. Joo Jin Mo serves as the adult version of Hyun Soo, who is a top star that yearns to be reunited with Eun Dong after a 10-year absence. 

The 20-year-old star continues to demonstrate solid acting in the series, which follows his roles in "Dream High 2," "When A Woman Loves a Man," and the 2015 Korean-Chinese web series, "Dream Knight." 

Towards the conclusion of the interview, he expressed his desire to continue as an actor. "I want to become an actor who will long be remembered," said the GOT7 star. "Without losing my original intentions, I am still worried about each role. I will continue to study hard to become an actor." 

"My Love Eun Dong" airs on jTBC on Fridays and Saturdays in the 8:40 p.m. KST time slot. The series will conclude its run on July 18. 


About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

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