Resuming our trip down Memory Lane, we present an interview and small photoshoot that Ji Chang Wook gave to Korean women’s magazine Lady Kyunghyang in November 2010, shortly after landing the lead role in “Smile Donghae.” Enjoy!
The first week of July. It’s time for the healthy youth Donghae to meet the evening television audiences. The curtains have drawn on the KBS 1TV daily drama “Smile Donghae” that drew a viewership of more than 40% that one can only dream of. We met up with actor Ji Chang Wook (age 24) who says that he is “sad to part with Donghae”.
Intense Attraction: “Thrill Me” Ji Chang Wook and Kim Ha Neul
After its first staging in 2007, “Thrill Me” returns for the fourth time this year. We met up with the two people closest to the lead characters. It’s not simply because they are of the same age as their characters in the musical, but because of their very powerful look of confidence at having made it to the stage, and the wavering look of uncertainty in their eyes about their unforeseeable future. Now at the time where we look at them anew, stands Ji Chang Wook and Kim Ha Neul.
Note: Actor Kang Ha Neul’s birth name is Kim Ha Neul (not to be confused with the actress who shares the same name). Kang Ha Neul is his current stage name.
“I do not wish to lie to audiences. Pretending to be angry when I’m not, smiling when I’m not enjoying myself… I really do not wish to do that. But that is very difficult.”
Is it his dream to become an actor who does not lie? A rookie actor whom we met at a coffee shop recently revealed a rather unusual acting mindset. But this rookie does not have a role model either. He is none other than Ji Chang Wook who played the role of a reporter with a unique personality in the MBC drama “Hero” that ended last month.