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.