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Out of the army to promote Mandate
by | October 28, 2008 | 11 Comments

Jae Hee, 28, is currently serving out his army duty, but has received permission to take special leave next month, and he’s using it to promote his new movie. Supernatural flick Mandate opens on October 30, and he’ll be out to greet the press for the occasion on November 2 at the movie theater.

In Mandate: Mission from God, a ghost hunter (Jae Hee) battles an evil spirit responsible for a series of murders. Director Park Hee-joon was elated at this development, saying, “When promoting the film, we often felt the void left by Jae Hee… this feels like I’ve won a thousand battles.”

His co-star Yoo Da-in (Her, Hello My Teacher) said, “Without Jae Hee oppa with me, promoting the film alone was difficult and very burdensome. This is my first lead role, and it was a big concern, worrying how to act at the official greeting event, but now I feel relieved. I’ll have to prepare a thank-you gift.”

Jae Hee enlisted on August 4 not in the special service that entertainers often serve in, but in the army proper where he is on active duty. This special leave comes after serving his first 100 days.



11 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. mehreen

    This post just made my day, and literally too, what with the weather being so drizzly and miserable. I’ve missed Jae Hee so much, my first kdrama love and my favorite. Welcome back, even if it’s for a little while!

  2. worldtraveler

    Oooh, that’s awesome! My first k-celebrity crush, how I miss you so. I read somewhere (can’t remember where) that this film is actually getting some interest from foreign distributors. It’s not a genre I’m particularly interested in, but I’ll watch anything with JH is in.

  3. gallivanter

    I’m sure I’ll see this at some point, but ugh. Can we please get over the crustache phase, Korea? We’ve got this picture of Jae Hee here, and Joo Ji-Hoon right above it! Ick. I was over it when my future prom date got his in 9th grade,…several years ago. Yowza.

  4. lovin it

    jaeheeeeee! 😀

  5. sooyon

    are you allowed to grow that much hair while in the army?

  6. Marzy

    nah that was a pre army look. he doesnt look like that when he went it.

    gaahhh i miss this boy. i wish i were in korea to see him on a semi leave.
    awww.. id know the pd and co stars feeling. i think jae hee is the type of person who leaves a void. goshhh.. awww.. im not usually into this kind of movie but id wanna see if cause i dont know when id see jae hee again.

  7. marge

    waahhh im soo glad to see him again.

    hope hyun jae will go out for a while from the army too 😀

  8. Chaelee

    Yay! Jae Hee will comeback!!
    What a great news..! (thanks for sharing)
    No matter although Jae Hee will comeback for a while..
    Because I just wanna see his face again..
    Okay, I’ll watch this movie.. 🙂

    Jae Hee oppa, fighting!!!!!!

  9. nude leopard

    He’s my first kcrush too!

    This entry totally just made my day!

  10. 10 hera

    i love him 😀

  11. 11 ChiliPepper

    OMG, how did I miss this post? I’ve been waiting for his news since the day he left. Thank you, JB.

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