I don’t particularly miss Jaejoong being off in the army, nor am I all that happy he’s gone as if his presence was taking acting roles away from more qualified actors. He’s actually improved over the years, albeit inconsistently, but his recent leading man turn in Triangle is definitely a highlight of his acting career to date. Too bad he followed that up with the stinker in Spy right before enlisting. The army will definitely give him new life experiences and who knows whether that’ll translate to a deeper acting range when he gets back.
I came across recent pictures of Jae in the army, sporting the requisite cropped hair, sometimes wearing fatigues, or army whites with a dog tag, and even an official red dress uniform that is like decades out of fashion. Aside from him looking hale and hearty, which is most important, I can’t stop laughing about how he’s so subconsciously vogueing in every single shot. It’s like the man cannot be out without expecting a camera lens trained on him. Don’t get me wrong, I find his 24/7 job dedication as an entertainer quite commendable, and he does it do well so what’s not to love. Keep on rocking the army, Jaejoong!