Ji Chang Wook is the most ambitious actor in the Korean entertainment industry. Especially after being discharged from military service, he is actively starring in dramas.
The first time I saw him in a drama was “My Too Perfect Sons” (Sons of Sol Pharmacy). In a mega-hit drama that recorded an astonishing audience rating, the newcomer Ji Chang Wook played the unreliable youngest of the four brothers.
Ji Chang Wook, who received much attention for that role, later became the main characters in “Laugh, Donghae,” (Warrior) “Baek Dong Soo,” “Our Handsome Fruit and Vegetable Shop” (Bachelors’ Vegetable Store), and “Blue Pianist” (Five Fingers) attracted the audience’s attention with his really youthful acting.
Ji Chang Wook was actually interviewed when he came to Japan in April 2013. Regarding “Baek Dong Soo,” he said frankly, “Baek Dong-soo, who was the strongest warrior in the Joseon Dynasty, is a living historical figure, so the role was difficult to express.” I really liked that kind of sincere remark. [Editor’s Note: The original interview also included the statement, “Therefore, rather than playing the actual character as it is, I created a new character. I made an effort to keep going.”]
After that, Ji Chang Wook worked hard on the characters and succeeded in “Queen Ki” (Empress Ki) and “Healer.”
There was a gap due to military service, but even after he was discharged from the army, he continued to work in leading roles, performing with Kim Yoo Jung in “Convenience Store Saet Byeol” (Backstreet Rookie) and showed a fun performance.
Ji Chang Wook was working on the original Netflix drama “Annarasumanara” (literal title) this summer, but the shooting was suspended due to his diagnosis with the COVID-19 infection.
However, on 11 August, his agency announced that Ji Chang Wook was completely cured and he returned to filming.
In “Annarasumanara,” Ji Chang Wook plays a mysterious magician who wants to be a child forever. Ji Chang Wook, who challenges a new character in each work, is now challenging a mysterious role.
In this sense, “Annarasumanara” is a very exciting drama.
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