Ji Chang Wook dropped by unannounced at a Dayrock fan gathering yesterday (12 April 2015, Sunday), surprising many who were there, and leaving those who missed the event filled with regrets.
His official fan cafe, Dayrock, had previously announced that they were having a video screening event for members to get together and enjoy watching videos of him together, but his attendance at the event was not confirmed. Hence, his appearance caught many by surprise, and he not only gamely answered questions from fans, but also posed for pictures and gave autographs, turning the event into a mini fan meeting of sorts.
Upon making his entrance, he said he was happy to meet fans gathered here today, and also noticed some new faces in the crowd. Standing on stage decked in the same Dolce and Gabbana suit he wore in Shanghai, he had a brief chit-chat with fans while Cho Manager acted as the de facto emcee.
He spoke about his accident in the recent performance of “The Days” in Daegu where he fell off the stage. A fan teasingly asked if he did it intentionally; he said it wasn’t intentional. He was merely playing around, but the stage was narrower than the stage in Seoul, hence the mishap. He also assured fans that he wasn’t hurt.
Regarding his next project, he said he knows that many people are curious about it. News about his next project will be announced soon, but as to whether it is a drama or a movie, and what kind of role it will be, he said these will remain a “secret” for now. Meanwhile, he has been busy with magazine photo shoots.
He also inevitably found himself having to talk about his dating “scandal” with former Miss Korea contestant Kim Joori. Rumours of the two of them dating spread like wildfire on the internet over the weekend, citing evidences of them sporting identical accessories and going to Bali together. But his agency Glorious Entertainment had put up a notice on Saturday evening to refute the rumours that they were a couple. At the event, Ji Chang Wook said he received calls from friends asking him about this issue, so he spent his Saturday busy explaining himself to everyone that the rumours were not true. He clarified that the so-called “couple necklace” was given to him by a fan, so he found the incident ridiculous and was saddened by it. He reassured fans that the rumours are not true and he feels embarrassed talking about it himself.
A fan asked him if he liked sweets. He said he isn’t particularly fond of sweets, but when the fan handed him a sweet, he immediately changed tact and said he actually likes sweets a lot.
A fan also requested for him to sing, and he sang barely two lines of the song “The Days” from the musical before giving up. He said he will give a proper singing performance when he holds a fan meeting in Seoul some day.
Ji Chang Wook added that he was going to Daehangno to watch the muscial “Ro Gi Su (로기수) RH071500” after this event. He asked fans if any of them have seen it and whether the musical is interesting as he heard that it’s very sad, but a fan told him that it’s not. He said he’s watching it because his hyung Sung Soo is starring in the musical.
*”Ro Gi Su” is a musical set during the Korean War, about prisoners of war at the Geoje POW Camp pursuing their passion for tap dancing amid turbulent times.
Throughout the event, Ji Chang Wook willingly answered questions posed to him by fans, posed for pictures according to fans’ instructions and even gave flying kisses and moved nearer to the edge of the stage to get closer to the audience, showing his down-to-earth nature. It’s also good to see that he’s coping well, and we are definitely excited to hear news about his next project!
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Credit: Si Ri for the videos; JeeJee, namoonamoo, and other kind folks from the JCW DC Gallery for the photos