[Magazine] U-Weekly Issue 576 – New Action Star, Ji Chang Wook

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Ji Chang Wook (29), who is about to enlist in the army next year, has been dubbed an “expert action star” by the Korean media after starring in the drama “The K2”. Most Korean A-list actors reportedly prefer to star in short romance comedies that are around 20 episodes long, because they find action films too tiring and long-running dramas take too long to film. But Ji Chang Wook is not like that.

Five years ago, Ji Chang Wook shot to fame in the 159-episode daily drama “Smile Donghae”, and his performance in every show has left a deep impression on audiences. Maybe because he has prior experience in a daily drama, Ji Chang Wook has an especially large number of older female fans.

This is our second time interviewing Ji Chang Wook. In the interview this time around, we found Ji Chang Wook to be more steady and matured than other young male actors. We are really looking forward to his outstanding performance in his next piece of work! Continue reading

[Interview] 20161119 Top Star News – “The K2” Ji Chang Wook “If I had a bodyguard like Kim Jae Ha…”

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Q. How have you been since “The K2” ended?
I haven’t rested yet. I continued to have schedules after the drama ended so I haven’t rested much yet. I probably be able to rest a little after finishing the last interview today. I want to meet up with friends whom I didn’t get to see all this while, chat with them and have a drink. I’ve been collecting comic books recently, so I’ve been wanting to create a small room for books at home, and I’m steadily collecting comic books these days.

Q. Did you like the ending?
Personally, I prefer sad endings. I like sad endings because happy endings that end with “And they lived happily ever after” seem too obvious, but the final scene with the kiss scene shot in Spain turned out more prettily than I had expected, so it seemed alright.

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[Interview] 20161114 – Ji Chang Wook “The K2” interview with Sports Chosun

Ji Chang Wook is now an action star.

We met up with Ji Chang Wook who showed passionate acting in the tvN Friday-Saturday drama “The K2”. After wrapping up the show, Ji Chang Wook said, “Our last filming ended around 4am in the morning. Reality hit me after I slept and woke up. Actually, I thought reality would set in after filming the last scene, but the staff members were tired and Director Kwak Jung Hwan wasn’t even able to film the last scene because he had to go and edit the footage, so I didn’t feel it since we just ended like that. Waking up after sleeping, I felt happy because I didn’t have to look at the script anymore.”

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