Ji Chang Wook made his first-ever visit to Malaysia on 8 April 2017 in advance of his movie “Fabricated City” 20 April premiere and to assist with the launch of tvN Movies into Malaysia. As expected, crowds were all over the place to witness his every move at the airport, press conference and red carpet appearance!
Wook sat down for a brief interview with GSC’s resident emcee at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, where they discussed more about himself, his impressions on his first starring movie role in “Fabricated City,” and his first impressions of Malaysia (since it was his first-ever visit). He was also presented with a box of special GSC popcorn, as the cinema chain is celebrating its 30th anniversary of opening in Malaysia. Looks like the poor boy hadn’t eaten much that day, as he pretty much inhaled the contents whilst being interviewed.
And kept eating, even after the interview ended…
Then it was time to relinquish the now-empty popcorn box and head over to the tvN Movies press conference further down the hall at the Westin!
During the press conference, Ji Chang Wook frankly admitted his fame has come at a price, but is very happy with the way his life has turned out. “I have to have a lot of people to like me in order to have this fame. This is my occupation and I’m happy. But there are disadvantages such as discomfort in terms of living my life,” he said. He was quick to add: “But I get paid for doing this job and I have to go with it. I’m very happy with my job.”
Wook was touched but a bit flustered by the reception he received from fans here since arriving from Seoul. “I’m really surprised. I promise to work harder to fulfill your expectations of me,” briefly discussing the scrum that occurred upon his arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport late Friday evening. He also mentioned that he had not seen much of Malaysia, having pretty much staying holed up in his room at the Westin upon arrival. Wook ended his chat by saying, “I’d like to thank all my fans, as without them, I would not have made it here.”
After the end of the press conference, fans that were chosen from the tvN Movies and HyppTV lucky draws were invited up on stage in groups of 10 in order to have their pictures taken and hi-touch with Ji Chang Wook while leaving the stage.
After that, it was back to his room for some rest prior to the Red Carpet appearance!
At the GSC Pavilion just a few short blocks away, the crowd was whipped into a frenzy waiting for Ji Chang Wook to arrive and grace the photowall. (You may need to turn your sound down lest blowing out your eardrums. 🙂 )
After the perfunctory photowall photos, Wook was then ushered into the theatre to give his pre-showing remarks and pose for yet more pictures for the press and his fans.
Resplendent in a light gray thin-pinstriped suit with white t-shirt underneath, Wook greeted the crowd with the fan service he knows best: finger hearts and blown kisses!
The usual questions were asked of him that were already discussed during the roundtable press conference, so they will not be duplicated here. But all in all, a very successful first visit to Malaysia is in the books for Ji Chang Wook, as he is currently jetting off to Hong Kong for his fan meeting at the KITEC today (9 April) at 8:00pm!
More photos of the press conference and “Fabricated City” premiere can be found in the galleries below. Many thanks to GSC Malaysia and tvN Movies for the use of their coverage!
Credits: The Malaysian Star; GSC Malaysia Facebook; tvN Movies Facebook