Joo Won & Agency, Huayi Brothers, Confirms Military Enlistment in May, 'My Sassy Girl' Set to Air in May
By Eddwyn A. | April 15, 2017 09:07 AM EDT
Earlier this year, rumors have spread about actor Joo Won enlisting in the military this May. Rumors however, were proven true Joo Won's agency Huayi Brothers confirmed may to be his Enlistment month.
"It is true that Joo Won will be enlisting in active duty on May 16," said Huayi Brothers. "We received the enlistment letter yesterday and have confirmed it."
According to Koreaboo, Huayi Brothers initially denied the reports of Joo Won enlisting on May 16. Joo Won apparently did not receive his enlistment letter yet.
However, Joo Won himself confirmed that he will be enlisting on May 16. He revealed the information during his rainy V Live broadcast.
According to All Kpop, Joo Won was visiting "Joo Won Forest". The forest was planted by his fans as their anniversary gift for the actor's 6th year in the industry since his debut.
"I will be enlisting on May 16. I don't know if I'll be able to greet you again before then... but it's okay. I will be going to the army, where all men born in South Korea must go," said Joo Won during the V Live broadcast. The actor added that he will return after 2 years in the military service.
Joo Won also added that he will put his best effort during his military service. The actor also stated that he did the live broadcast not just to visit the forest, but to personally let his fans know of his enlistment date.
Joo Won also recently finished filming for SBS' drama "My Sassy Girl". SBS will hold a press conference a day prior to the actor's enlistment date on May 15. There is currently no specific date for the airing of "My Sassy Girl" but it is reported to be aired in May.
Joo Won will be inside the military "boot camp" for 5 weeks before performing regular duties. Joo Won is expected to be discharged in February 2019.
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