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It’s all muscles and kittens for action drama The K2

He’ll always be Healer to me, but Ji Chang-wook looks like he’ll be just as action-driven for his latest drama, tvN’s upcoming The K2. In the show, he plays a former elite soldier who is employed as a bodyguard to the wife of a presidential candidate, who’s played by Song Yoon-ah (Assembly). Although in this still, he looks more interested in protecting kitties. (Look at that tiny little thing!)

Ji’s character is described as skilled in martial arts and armed with cool-headed judgment, and we’re told that he’s been abandoned by his country and fellow countrymen, though it’s not clear yet how. The leading lady is missing from the photos below of the drama’s official script reading, but that role will be played by idol star Yoon-ah (Prime Minster and I), who was cast after the reading took place. Her character is an isolated young woman who suffers from a childhood trauma that prevents her from being able to communicate with the world. Yet it’s through her that the hero will begin to feel newfound emotions.

Meanwhile, Jo Sung-ha (Neighborhood Hero, Hwajung) plays the presidential candidate and Song Yoon-ah’s husband, while Kim Gab-soo (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) will be his rival. Hm, why do I find it difficult to know who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy among them? Although, I suppose there’s also a fair shot that neither of them is a good guy.

Well, they’ve certainly got me intrigued. The plot information is pretty scant at this stage so I’m going a lot on faith here, and hoping that this drama will represent the better end of the spectrum of the producers’ talent—that is to say, more on the Chuno and Conspiracy in the Court end for PD Kwak Jung-hwan (and not so much Basketball), and more of the first half of Yong-pal for writer Jang Hyuk-rin, as opposed to the latter half. (He also wrote OCN’s thriller Reset.) More than that, though, I’m looking forward to seeing Ji Chang-wook back on TV, and hoping that he’ll live up to his unprecedented paycheck; it was recently reported that Ji Chang-wook has drawn the biggest-ever per-episode fee at tvN. Considering some of the big-name stars tvN has cast, that’s an impressive metric. Do us proud, Healer-ya!

The K2 will be tvN’s next Friday-Saturday show, airing after The Good Wife. It premieres on September 23.

Via Sports Chosun

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OMOMOMOMOOOOOO *heart implodes
JCW ánd a kitten?! Are you trying to kill me!

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Hi @ Fab

Looks like we'll anticipating a great viewing experience. :)

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I've had enough of JCW's arms.

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SAID NO ONE EVER.

Speaking from personal experience, Ji Chang Wook has awesome arms. They've always been awesome arms. They give awesome hugs. Awesomely. ?

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Personal experience???? Do tell. Did you by any chance get an awesome hug from those awesome arms at a fan meet?

Is it strange that like 80% of the actors cant even hug. They are holding the other person as if they are scared to contract an infection.

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It's a cultural thing. You're not supposed to actually do the skinship with someone who's just a female co-worker. They'll for instance pose with an arm behind the back over the shoulder but actually hold their arms 3" away from contact. See also, Manner Hands.

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So that is uncommon? Then how come I can see all that BTS for W and all that skinship between Han Hyo-joo and Lee Jong-suk? Or is just Lee Jong-suk?

For your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTMB9tVKEvY

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LJS has said in the past that he's all about some skinship. Havin said that, all the btw with LJS and HHJ are so adorable that I can't help but ship them in real life ?

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Please ignore the grammar stuff too. I blame my fingers.

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cherkell has met him... lots of times. *staring jealously*

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I'm currently experiencing jealousy incarnate @cherkell

Ahh give us details!

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I've been extremely fortunate to attend several of JCW's fan meetings, and to meet up before and after performances of "The Days." We also hung out for a bit when Wook visited Los Angeles in June 2015 for the launch party of one of his clothing sponsors. Hugs just kinda come with the territory... especially if one is easily recognizable as the only gaijin in the crowd. ?

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Except jcw. jcw hugs are great and natural and shows lot of skinship.

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whoever's the wardrobe coordinator of this drama should cut away all he sleeves of his costumessss please

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totally agree- please give us sleeveless

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OK. I need the deets stat on those awesome arms that give awesome hugs!

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What did you two talk about when you met each other?

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Is he gonna sporting sleeveless undershirt look in this drama? It's summer anyway.. Please do us a favor, PD-nim! Hehehe

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Wait...there was a kitten in that photo??????? Oh yeah - had to look again. The muscles and shoulders were blinding!

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Ill take your share of them tanned muscular arms - but he'll probably always be the amazing Healer to me

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Muscles and Kittens? This is the K-drama I never knew I wanted.

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*squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*

Oh please be good, please be good, please be good!!! 'Yong-pal' writer-nim, you better not screw up with My Precious's last drama before military service. I will hunt you down and make you suffer greatly. Ask anyone here; they'll tell you the same. :P

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Would it be greedy of me to ask Drama God to have Healer ahjumma here?... I really don't care who the female lead here?

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Ditto on the hope of good stuff from this show!

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I just want to know when they are coming to shoot in Spain! They mention "the team will be off to San Roque", and that's it?? C'mon... :-)

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Healer-ya, welcome back! Lookin' really good ??

And I love the Ahjusshi cast!

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Very, very impressive muscle to say the least! Hee

Btw here's the latest teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2BaJC58gk

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*drools over ji chang wook's beauty*

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Ji chang wook!!!yes!!????
Darn those exams that are just round the corner??

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I love JCW, but, their are paying him more than the cast of "Signal" and "The Good Wife"?

Without wishing to discredit, I think there are stars heavier weight than him, maybe it's because he's popular somehow/now?

Anyway I really hope that not only the story, but also him can live up to that pay-check.

Also: those arms... ♥

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It's all about negotiations and having the right team. I was surprised but this is the world of dealing and I'm happy for him.

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As one of his fan I'm quite surprised too.
But considering Ji Chang Wook is really popular in South Korea, China and the rest of the world, with versatile acting chops and already establish himself as proper leading man for Big 3 network, probably tvN feels it's right to give him that amount of money.

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I read somewhere that this production team was trying to compete for him with some Chinese agencies that were offering other projects and in order to be competitive they inflated his paycheck for this drama. He must have a good negotiation team.

Anyway, I'm so happy to see him return and hoping for the best!

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They probably needed to offer that much for him to finally come back from China. But yeah, it's kinda ridiculous.

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I'd say the paycheck came with the expectation of sale to China, especially since they seemed to really want Yoona.

That reminds me, what's happening with the China/Korea conflict?

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Exactly. Is THAAD gonna hurt So. Korean actors in China or not. I thought they'd already replaced a few in productions.

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Oh God! I'm not one to swear, but...he looks so f*cking good!!! So fresh!! I wasn't enthusiastic about this drama but with one pic,I've gone from casual observer to eagerly anticipating this. Thus is the power of a man in a white vest looking dirty hot and smiling cutely at a kitten(so tiny!). Ji Chang Wook,look what you did. Now I CAN'T WAIT!!

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I thought you really couldn't improve on the concept of Imaginary Cat (Yoo Seung-ho + kitty), but it turns out you can.

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such a complex character for yoon ah.. I just hope she has ability to pull it up..
and JCW baby, since when you were bulk up like that ... last thing I remember about him was his cute face when frightened riding scary roller coaster on running man..
I am pround of you healer ya...

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Yh, it's a complex character she has to play, so i hope she pulls through for me, n i hope she'll hv as much chemistry as PMJ had with JCW

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Kitty! *squee*

That is all.

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Oh yeah......Ji Chang Wook is back.....wuuts.....running fast to deliver this big news to my beloved friend who happen to be JCW fans too....

Many good news to drama land thesw days
.....thanks a bunch....Drama Lords.

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I like the concept of the drama but I dont like the female lead... like, Im seriously doubting her skills to play a charcter unable to communicate with the world... Anyways, JCW reall needs to justify that salar with tooooons of shirtless scenes! Im wondering if they paid that much to make him comeback from China and/or because this is like his last project before enlisting??

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Well this drama is gonna sell like hotcakes in China thanks to Yoona and JCW so i'm sure they took that into consideration.

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well if she sticks to NOT communicating with the world at all for the entire drama, then we're all set.

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Doubting Yoona?! That's just crazy talk. Sheer madness. That woman is perfect. PERFECT. Schoolchildren blush when they see her... Cute, furry woodland animals follow her around... Cheerful, optimistic music plays wherever she goes. Disney animators use her as muse when drawing princesses... Thieves return purses at her request... Water puddles dry up before she walks into them... The sun beams bright in the sky and refuses to set until she falls asleep... She's perfect okay... Just perfect ... I don't want to hear anything different.... (covers ears) ;)

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errr.. its about her acting ability. not about her real character..

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I know. It was more of a joke. Guess it's only funny to me.. Oh well!

Anyway, I'm a bit irrational about Yoona. Thought I'd share...

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"Thieves return purses at her request" and " water puddles dry before she walks into them" Lmao!!!!!!

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NO WAY. Ji Chang-wook's muscles and kittens?

These are a few of my favorite things~

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I'm excited simply for the fact that our main leads are about the same age. I was getting tired of the age gaps

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Ji Chang Wook is ridiculously handsome what the actual eff. Glad to have him back in kdramaland.

On a side note I'm rather wary of YoonA being the leading lady. I hope her role fits her and doesn't demand too much.

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My sentiments exactly. I've not watched her dramas since Cinderella Man but because of our Wookie, I'll watch this one. I hope she does well in this drama. I hope the drama is good and plot driven, too.

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that is my sentiment as well. I've dropped dramas because I could not stand the acting of Yoona. I am really hoping she will do a decent job and of course have chemistry with JCW. Fingers cross

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who said anything about other acters/tresses in this? alll i see is JI CHANG WOOK! and his arms and his chest and his kitten. and yes, please look at ji chang wooks kitchen for some awesome moments by none other than THE ji chang wook!!!
I CANNOT WAIT for this. cause ya know he will make it good no matter who he works with in the drama. you just know you can count on JCW!

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I can't even .......? Ok bye

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@ Sumee❤️JCW
I just had to say 'Hi!"... hugs, friend!

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@gb hi..
My level of excitement is off the roof

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So, which Yoona will he end up with?

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LOL Touche.

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I'm wonder too.

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??????

Can't wait!

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This drama is my most anticipated drama right now, i need some action and thrill after all these melos.

Also JCW is so freaking hot , i feel like him and Yoona are gonna match so well. Out of most recent drama couples they are closest in age i think.

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Omo. Look at those muscles and veins. *squeeeee*

Be still my heart.

*screams* WELCOME BACK, Healer-yaaaaaaaa!!!!

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People keep on mentioning there's a kitten in the photo ....

*scrolling up to check*

..... nope

I see Healer though.

*giggle*

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Took me 5 hours to notice the kitten too. :|

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Lol!

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So he will have an (emotional/...?) affair with Yoona?

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Thanks JB! Great news.... at long last JCW back in a kdrama. Two years almost is too long!

Here's a bit more of the same with a few different photos from JCWKitchen:

https://jichangwookkitchen.com/2016/08/26/drama-first-stills-and-teasers-of-ji-chang-wook-in-the-k2/

Like others here, I'm hoping for the best with this cast combination and for a good story and lots of feels. :)

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Thank you for this!!

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Excited and very excited.

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hmmm. do i love jcw enough to overlook that yoona's playing the female lead?

*looks at the top photo*

YES. YES. A THOUSAND TIMES, YES.

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meow meow meow meow~
meow meow meow meow~
meow meow meow meow~
meow meow meow meow....

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Lmao!!!

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You had me at Kim Gab-soo! That's right, instead of rooting for actors my age the amazing veteran actors needs love too.

Cheers Mr Kim <3. I might watch this for you!

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You'll have to share him with me, Kiara! I love him so much lol. I really like Jo Sung-ha, too.

This could be decent. I really want Kwak Jung-hwan to turn his career around again.

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Haha of course. Wait, if Kwak Jung-hwan is directing then I'm all in. This is going to be fun to watch with Jo Sung-ha and Kim Gab-soo on the opposite sides.

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I am very excited about this! I have missed JCW! Even though every role he plays, I will forever see him as Healer.

This post makes me want to re-watch Healer again. For the millionth time. Hehe.

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I literally squee out loud when I saw the post!!! Yes Yes Yes Sept 23 please come fast!!!

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OK I have to censor myself because this is dramabeans so all Ill say is he looks scrumptious in every pic! What?!! That first pic is just *stomach growls*

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That kitten is luckier than most of us!

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I've been waiting since forever for a post of K2...Oh healer ya what have u done to this good gurl...
Thanx javabeans

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I love Chuno and Reset and kittens. He's won me over with that. Not my favorite actor in the past but looks like he's matured. Your article just changed my mind and I will watch this drama.

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How can he manage to have such a buff body like that? And his face looks small and so cute . The second tease seems interesting. It makes me want to know more about it. This is a difficult role, so I think JCW deserves his highly-paid salary .

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he's simply amazing, I just can't wait for this drama...he's one of the few Korean actors of his age that I like, I really hope it will be good for his sake..
and oh my the kitten!

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I really hope that this drama will have a very interesting plot till the last episode, and will get high ratings!

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JI CHANG WOOK!!! Sep 23 PALI PALI!

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That drama had me at hot JCW and kittens ? seriously I'm down for watching this already!!!

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Also this is randomly off topic, but it makes me wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way - to me JCW (as an actor) feels like the bigger/taller version of Aaron Yan (Taiwanese actor). Just came from watching Just You and for some reason I felt like his looks kind of gives JCW vibes. They're also both singers too but their real life personality is so different haha

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oh look, a kitten!!

and JCW :D

they'd better make this a great drama, he has the acting chops for it. and the looks. and there's a kitten. it's like... fate! :D

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I love how kdramas have martial arts and physical fighting scenes. In the US, no one physically fights because everyone has a gun.

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Healer!

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I love Ji Chang Wook!! And the premise sounds different and interesting. Will be watching this! Excited!

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Have you guys seen the latest teaser? Its short but damn jcw is so hot! I cant even! Sept 23 come quickly pls!

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He's getting more than jeon do yeon ??? Wow !!! Way to go wookie !!!

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I'm sure he will deliver, cause he always does, but I'm a bit anxious about Yoona.... she is absolutely great as an idol but can her acting match his? She definitely has pretty big shoes to fit after Park Min Young.

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I'm more worried about that and the writer too

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yeah you are right, the writer is also a concern

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