Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Choung Kyung-Ho Drank With Ji Jin-Hee, Gong Yoo Before Entering Military

Choung Kyung-ho salutes fans and reporters ahead of entering the military at the 306th draft in the city of Uijeongbu in the Gyeonggi Province on November 30, 2010. 

Korean actor Choung Kyung-ho, who entered the military today, said he drank with actors Ji Jin-hee, Gong Yoo and Ha Jung-woo till late last night.

Choung, 27, made the remark on Tuesday, just minutes ahead of entering the 306th draft in the Gyeonggi Province where he will undergo five weeks of basic training as part of fulfilling his two-year mandatory military duties as an active-duty soldier.

"Gong Yoo in particular spoke of his experience in the military for ten hours yesterday," Choung explained, drawing laughter from fans and reporters who had shown up to bid farewell to the actor.

Gong Yoo, the heartthrob from 2007 hit TV series "1st Shop of Coffee Prince," is one of the more recent actors to have served in the military, being discharged of his services last December.

Choung made his debut in 2004 through mobile drama "5 Star" and rose to stardom in 2005 with the role he played in "I'm Sorry, I Love You." 

Since then he has played both lead and supporting roles on the small and big screen including in dramas like "Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007)," "Princess Jamyung (2009)," and "Smile, You (2009)" and films such as "Gangster High (2006)," "Someone Dear is Far Away" and "Running Turtle (2009)." 

Reporter: Choi June-yong
Editor: Jessica Kim 
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