written by: Jamie Ortega
Manila get ready to be Intensified! Undeniably the biggest export of the Korean music industry Jung Ji-Joon aka Rain warns Manila to “expect anything” for his first show in the Philippines on September 11,2010 entitled “Intensity: Rain And U-Kiss Live In Manila”. The actor-singer-dancer who catapulted to fame in the Philippines via his role in the Korean teledrama “Fullhouse” and was most recently seen in the Hollywood film “Speedracer” arrived in the Philippines last September 1, 2010 for his high-intensity concert. Rain shared that he is enjoying his stay in the country declaring that “Filipino food is “decent and delicious”.
During the sexy Korean singer-actor’s extended stay in the country, Rain will also be shooting scenes for his upcoming Korean drama to be aired on TV-5 entitled “The Fugitive.” Also present at the presscon were Rain’s other co-stars from that same drama, Lee-Na Young, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Jung Jin, Daniel Henney and “The Fugitive’s” director Kwak Jung Hwan. Daniel, who, like Rain has also had a taste of Hollywood with his recent role as Agent Zero in the film “Wolverine: Origins” revealed that he is careful about the roles he picks, “I wait patiently and read through scripts before I decide to take on a character”. Daniel also added that he had a band way back when he was starting in New York, “We sang mostly The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, you wouldn’t really call it K-Pop” he joked.
It’s common knowledge that like most Asian performers Rain struggled to be known on a worldwide platform, and he reveals that when it comes to his many endeavors like music, acting, and modeling the Korea performer banks on his innate positivity, “As of now, I just want to focus on my role and do my best as an actor, and do my best as a performer. I don’t think about difficulties,” Rain told the media during the press conference. As per Korean government ruling Rain will be serving time in the military this year but the pop star shared that he didn’t want to focus on that just yet and will concentrate mainly on his duties as an actor and musician.
An interesting highlight to the presscon was when Korean-born reporter Grace Lee addressed Rain in their native tongue, revealing that they worked together when he visited the Philippines 8 years ago. “Nice to see you again, I’ve missed the Philippines so much. 8 years ago I just released my first album. I hope to achieve still so much more,” the singer, known for his intense performances onstage, enthused.
Be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and witness off the charts Asian talent first-hand! “Intensity: Rain And U-Kiss Live In Manila” is brought to you by All Youth Channels in cooperation with TV-5.