Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kang Dong Won To Enter Military Today

Korean actor Gang Dong-won will enter the military today, according to multiple sources in the entertainment business.

The sources told Asia Economic Daily's Sports Today on Thursday that Gang, 29, will enter the Nonsan training camp in the South Chungcheong Province around 1 p.m. 

He will undergo four weeks of basic training at the camp as part of fulfilling Korea's two-year mandatory military service and serve as a public service worker for the remaining period, the sources said.

Gang's agency however, declined to confirm the news. For months, they had denied a date has been set while adding the actor wishes to enter the military quietly, and today remarked, "We can't say so even if it was today."

Gang rose to stardom in 2004 after appearing in the film "Romance of their Own." This year, he starred in critically acclaimed film "Secret Reunion" alongside top Korean actor Song Gang-ho and then in three-part omnibus film "Camellia," which was the closing film at this year's Pusan International Film Festival. 

His latest film "The Haunters" which premiered on November 10, topped the weekend box office after becoming the movie to see the highest advance ticket reservation rate this year. 

In less than a week of showing in theaters, the pic also starring top Korean actor Ko Soo, attracted over one million moviegoers.

Reporter : Lee Eun-ji 
Editor : Jessica Kim 
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Extra news:

Actor Kang Dong-won goes to Chungchungnam-do Nonsan training facility.

Kang Dong-won who got 4th grade during the body check for the conscription, didn't reveal his entering date. He said, “I don't want any attention since I'm not going to army as a regular soldier.”

To his unclear statement, there was a famous rumor that he will be entering into the training facility on the 18th, when VOS Choi Hyeon-joon and talent Ko Joo-won enters. To this rumor, Kang Dong-won's company said, “Please let me enter quietly.”

To this situation, an army recruit training center said, “Kang Dong-won enters today. To avoid any traffic jam, we will carry stars in a separate bus. Kang Dong-won didn't even want any interview. It is only to avoid any accident and convenient event flow, not because of they are stars or anything.”

Kang Dong-won got 4th grade due to his habitual shoulder dislocation and will work as a public service worker after a 4 week-long basic training.

Source : Nate & Hancinema

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