Drama Casting & News
Joo-won shoots (hur hur) for Level 7 Civil Servant
by | December 4, 2012 | 55 Comments

Now THIS is more like it. The first shoots for Level 7 Civil Servant, MBC’s upcoming spy-action rom-com, were a little (and I don’t mean this negatively)… ordinary for the premise. By which I mean, you didn’t really get “spy” or “action” or “rom-com” from them.

Here, though, series star Joo-won transforms into the secret agent identity that he’ll spend some time trying to conceal from his co-star and love interest Choi Kang-hee. Who also happens to be a secret agent. I know, what are the chances? (In dramaland, 99%.)

Joo-won’s played a cop/detective/gun-toter in a bunch of roles so far (Gaksital, Ojakkyo Brothers, Special Investigative Unit), but what can you say, the man knows how to wield a gun. Or should I say man-boy, because he’s looking adorably young and rosy-cheeked in these stills, where he’s portraying the “comic and mischievous” hero Gil-ro. In addition to shooting, Gil-ro can also add hand-to-hand combat skills and car-racing to his list of abilities. And noona-killing, and melting hearts.

Level 7 Civil Servant follows melodrama I Miss You and premieres in January. Aw, that’s probably a good thing, so he won’t have to go head-to-head (for very long) against his hyung and castmate Cha Tae-hyun’s drama Jeon Woo-chi, which is also a Wednesday-Thursday show. Because that just might have ended in tension and tears on the 1N2D set. Okay, maybe not actual tension, but food-stealing and name-calling, definitely.

Via News1


55 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. rina

    joo woon~~~ swoon~~

    • 1.1 mariolawpanda

      He looks so sexy with his new hairstyle. Man-boy really suits him well. Hehe.

  2. skies

    Am I the only one who really really wants him to take a break? He works so hard.

    P.S. i miss his hair in Gaksital.

    • 2.1 elainestale

      me too!!! Mane of glory~

    • 2.2 jєѕѕα™ 주원사랑 (@jung_kYro)

      Me too. I prefer his hair when he’s Gaksital, not the Sato Hiroshi hair.

      • 2.2.1 UJ

        his best hair was in Ojakgyo brothers for me 😀

    • 2.3 Rani Heriyani (@aiya_anie)

      love Lee Kang To’s hair … 😀

  3. Jlee

    Joowonnnnnn <333333

  4. Aera

    Joo Won + Gun = Awesome Combination 😀 <3
    January, pls come sooner …

  5. Farhana

    Aww I have to agree, he is looking rather youthful in these stills! All the better for me and my 20 year old self! Hehe

  6. Nguyễn Hạnh

    Won ssi x-men

  7. Mira

    Thx for the pics !!! Love this !!!

  8. QT

    “In addition to shooting, Gil-ro can also add hand-to-hand combat skills and car-racing to his list of abilities. And noona-killing, and melting hearts.” the last sentence made me giggle xD

    he look more younger in the still & I cant wait to watch this cuz the movie version is really great ^^

  9. cad

    Ma boy and his gun! He doing it like nobody’s business.

    Can’t wait!

  10. 10 singingzombies

    Aren’t you supposed to keep both eyes open when you fire though? It helps greatly with depth-perception and compensation for any wind elements. Just good habit I suppose.

  11. 11 husnaa

    he looks awesome in these pics, and made me wonder how did the female staff of 1N2D graded him 5th in term of good looking?

    • 11.1 tika

      crazyyy i knoww

    • 11.2 Annie

      I’m guessing that was all scripted to give people a good laugh but Joo Won doesn’t exactly fit the Korean standard of male beauty either. I personally think he’s really handsome but he’s not known for his looks per se in Korea.

    • 11.3 Steph

      5th?? Pshh. What were they smokin?

    • 11.4 Hui Ting

      I honestly think that they went by ‘how much I liked this person’. I’m not saying Joo Won isn’t well-liked by the staff…. But maybe they just wanna vote who their favourite 1N2D member is.

      • 11.4.1 Arhazivory

        Yeah, it was more of a popularity poll.

  12. 12 rainbow

    he looks cute 😉

  13. 13 ree

    They should also show still from the heroine, she will have a big role (not mok dan type). Isn’t it Romantic Comedy? so MBC stop fool us with overflow of JW stills i think she will have a bigger role.

    • 13.1 jєѕѕα™ 주원사랑 (@jung_kYro)

      Obviously, Choi Kang Hee will do most of the funny parts because she’s the veteran. But I also want to see JW do the comedy. He would be hilariously cute, I guess. 🙂

  14. 14 ilovedramas

    he lookslike hisyounger version ingaksital, before he sarted working for the empire!

    • 14.1 Ennayra

      awww! i does. so cute. 🙂

      • 14.1.1 Ennayra

        *he does

  15. 15 ck1Oz

    Noona killer?Anytime boy.Or man?
    At least he’s legal.

    • 15.1 Laurita

      “At least he’s legal” hahahha 😀

  16. 16 Hui Ting

    I don’t care what others have said… I’m confident Choi Kanghee will look good with Joo Won. I’m so exciteddddd!

    • 16.1 JoowonLover;P

      Same here! I think both of them will ace this project as far as compatibility 🙂

  17. 17 redfox

    January? You mean I get that sort of a birthday present? Lol

    • 17.1 Maya

      LOL! I know right? It’d be my birthday present as well! 😀

  18. 18 JoowonLover;P

    I am so freakin’ excited for this drama! I can’t concentrate on school finals right now, i’m too hyped! I need to focussss…

    I love his little smirk in the 2nd picture. Why does he look younger as he progresses in each drama? Ageless beauty, i tell ya….

  19. 19 Geez

    Joo won hot as always now i realy realy miss january

  20. 20 Anvesha

    One more actor who Can rock the short hair do

  21. 21 Geez

    Joo won hot as always now i realy realy miss januaryyyyyy

  22. 22 UJ

    my baby looks so freakin adorable <3

  23. 23 Denali

    Closing one eye to shoot? Not very convincing. u.u

    If Chansung is the second lead competing for Choi Kang Hee would any Hottest know of his character’s occupation? Would he happen to be a spy himself which would mean action/shooting scenes – pun not indeed?

    • 23.1 tonbotomoe

      “Gong Do Ha (Male, Late 20’s)_Hwang Chan Sung ‘The only new agent entered through special employment program!’ After high school he enlisted in the Special Forces; in the line of duty, he earned a bachelor’s degree in informational communication in four-year night college. As well, he served as a combat technique instructor for the troops dispatched in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is a specialist who completed extensive sniper training. To further contribute to his country, he applied to the NIS and accepted through special employment program. But, his dignity and self-esteem breaks on the first day of work. No one gives him special treatment and recognition.

      Gong Do Ha ignores all of the new agents because they do not have strong patriotism, nor ardent comradeship, and their physical strengths are at ridiculously low level. They only are kids who got in with high exam scores. Han Gil Ro is rattlebrained and Kim Poong Un is a mere cartoonist. Suh Won is the only one who is not absurd to him. He can empathize with her as he can feel that she also has struggled to overcome the rough world by herself as he did. He constantly feels affectionate towards her, wants to do something for her and protect her. ”

      credits to @gongdoha and taken from soompi


      • 23.1.1 JoowonLover;P

        Wait, so Do Ha knows that Seo Won is a spy. And he knows that Gil Ro is a spy (of course, since he’s working with him). So…..can we count on Do Ha to spill the beans?

        Hahahaha funny premises awaiting.

      • 23.1.2 Denali

        Thank you, tonbotomoe & gongdoha for this detailed description of his character. We should expect to see lots of his fighting skills, then, hopefully. 😉

  24. 24 buki


    I can’t wait for January!!! Joo Won rocks!

  25. 25 @liss@

    Joo won looks so cool in the stills! Hope MBC do not screw up the drama though

  26. 26 toystar

    Great pics THANKS DB!!!! Joo Won wow!

  27. 27 Enz

    Joo won is really someone who transforms even physically it seems for a role. Can’t wait!!

  28. 28 DayDreamer

    I only know him very recently from 1N2D where he throws out these cute pouty looks. This drama sounds interesting; looking forward to it.

  29. 29 Startulle

    Eye candy!

  30. 30 Maya

    GAH, this made my day. Thanks JB! *biggrin*

    Now I hope he won’t shoot people he loves anymore with that gun there…

    • 30.1 JoowonLover;P

      Har har! Puns all over the place today!

  31. 31 redfox

    Joo-panda eats shoots and leaves.

  32. 32 JoowonLover;P

    Yo, Chansung is looking pretty spiffy in his military uniform too…

  33. 33 rheina07

    Hot. END.

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