Got7’s Jinyoung’s Transformation: From an Idol to an Actor

Jin-young’s First Movie, A Stray Goat

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A Stray Goat marks Park Jin-young’s big-screen debut as is his first movie appearance. This movie is written and directed by Cho Jae-min. Of course, this film is also highly anticipated not only by fans of Got7, iGot7, but also by many people because seeing the production company of this film is quite famous.

A Stray Goat was produced by Myung Films, the production company which produced Joint Security Area, Architecture 101, and Cart. It is a production by the first term students of Myung Film Movie School which was set up by Myung Films. It is also Cho Jae-min’s directorial debut.

 

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On a winter day, high school student Min-Sik (Park Jin-young) and his family move to Goseong. The city is his father’s hometown. At school there, Min-Sik meets Ye-Joo (Ji-woo). Ye-Joo is an outcast and called the “murderer’s daughter.” Min-Sik slowly gets close to her.

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During the event, he spoke about his feelings and thoughts about the filming of the movie. In the film, Jin-young plays Cho Min Sik, who moves to a town that’s cold but “doesn’t snow,” where he meets outcasted Yang Yae Ju (played by Ji Woo), who “has a frozen heart.” The two characters warm up to each other slowly, and even more so after they encounter a baby goat.

Jin-young’s First Leading Role, He Is Psychometric

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His continual improvement has made Park Jin-young’s acting abilities increasingly recognized and fruitful giving him the opportunity to play the main character for the first time in the 2019 comedy-romantic drama titled He is Psychometric, or also known as That Psychometric Guy. This drama is a fantasy romance thriller drama scheduled to be aired on the cable channel tvN.

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This drama tells about Lee Ahn (Park Jin-young) who has the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object’s past through physical contact. He decides to use this power to take bad people down, after losing his parents in a fire. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae-in (Shin Ye-eun) who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Sung-mo (Kim Kwon), and the latter’s colleague, investigator Eun Ji-soo (Kim Da-som), they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung-mo, and Jae-in.

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Park Jin-young acts as Lee Ahn, a 21-year-old young man who acquires the power of psychometry, the paranormal ability to read a person or object’s past or secrets by touching it or if these come into contact with his skin. He lost his parents in a fire when he was young. Using his psychometric ability, Lee Ahn wants to take out evil people in the world but unlike his handsome appearance, he is not smart at all.

During a press conference for this drama, Park Jin-young talked about how he was feeling for his first leading role in a drama. He said, “It’s my first drama in a year, and on top that, it’s 16 episodes and I’m the lead, so I was really worried.” To help him get over his concerns, Jin-young said he spent a lot of time speaking to the director, “After discussions with the director, I gained some confidence. I felt assured that I could lead the drama through the 16 episodes if I just do a good job portraying what’s written in the script.”

He was also asked if he had any difficulties with his character’s psychometric abilities, to which Park Jin-young added, “I felt the need to find some special way to show the psychometry. But I also felt that if it was too special, it would seem over the top. So I gave Ian a habit that he does whenever he’s [reading secrets]. I thought it would give certain ease of viewing if I did it that way.”