Park Gi-woong goes off to the militaryKoran actor Park Gi-woong started his mandatory military service yesterday at Nonsan, South Chungcheong.
The 29-year-old actor will get basic training and then he will be dispatched to serve as a conscripted policeman for 21 months.
Park, dressed in a casual outfit, appeared in front of reporters with his hair cut short.
“I will stay healthy during my training,” said Park to the reporters. “As everyone around me was concerned so much about my health, it became the most important factor for me, too.”
Park added, “I wanted to join the army as naturally as possible so that my fans wouldn’t even notice. … My movie opens after I join the army as well as some my commercials and photo shoots. The variety show ‘Heart is Beating’ will air until June.”
Before he entered the training camp, Park said farewells individually to some 20 fans who gathered there to see him.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer