These days many idol stars are transforming into actors. Park Yoochun from 'The Rooftop Prince' is from the group JYJ and Lee Seung Gi from 'The King 2 Hearts' is a solo artist. Both stars are examples of successful cases of smooth transition of careers.
They both possess as much talents in acting as they do in singing.
- 'Rooftop Prince' Park Yoochun
Park Yoochun played two roles in the drama 'Rooftop Prince.’ He played a character of a Prince, Lee Gak, from the Chosun Dynasty who becomes time warped into the present during his attempt to solve a murder mystery. Park Yoochun also plays the role of Yong Tae Yong who is to inherit a business in the United States.
While playing the character of Lee Gak, Yoochun showed charisma and seriousness. He managed to pull off acting in a historical drama successfully without any difficulty. When Lee Gak arrives in the present times however, his character becomes the main source of comic relief. His character brought a lot of laughter to the viewers.
Park Yoochun gave life to the character Lee Gak. Serious but funny. Charismatic but romantic at the same time, he captivated the hearts of many viewers.
- 'The King 2 Hearts' Lee Seung Gi
Lee Seung Gi plays the role of a prince who has lived all his life playing well and eating well. Everything changes when he meets North Korean military woman Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won). As a result of his brother's sudden death, Lee Seung Gi becomes King and goes through a completely different change in character.
In the beginning of the drama, Lee Jae Ha was purposely mean to Kim Hang Ah to bother her. Lee Seung Gi's acting was the same as his other appearances in various dramas. However, when Lee Jae Ha became king, Lee Seung Gi's acting changed as well. Lee Seung Gi showed off a charismatic performance as king and surprised the viewers with a side of him that has never been seen before. Unlike his past roles, this role was a very serious one. Regardless of the unfamiliar role, Lee Seung Gi successfully pulled off the role.
So Who is the Winner?
Park Yoochun and Lee Seung Gi's performances came in head to head. Even the viewing rate of the two dramas was too similar to pick one drama over the other. Therefore we would like to leave the answer up to the viewers as both actors have received praise from the viewers.
'Rooftop Prince' is a historical drama that contains mystery, romance, comedy and more. Since Lee Gak was the main character, Park Yoochun had to somehow pull it all off; which he did. Park Yoochun successfully acted according to the diverse situations which led to the incredible success of the drama at the end. Lee Seung Ki also showed a very stable performance with his matured style of acting.