Ohn Joo-wan volunteers for early service
And the guys keep dropping off to enlist. This time the enlistee is going off a little earlier than most entertainers (while normal civilians tend to get it over with in their early twenties, a lot of celebrities, loath to interrupt career momentum, push it off as long as possible and we tend to see them go off when they’re 28 or 29).
Actor Ohn Joo-wan (My Mighty Princess, Chosun Police, City of Violence) is only 25 years old, but already he is volunteering for military enlistment in the air force.
His management said, “Ohn Joo-hwan has always talked about wanting to serve in the military, and after deliberating, he decided to do his active duty this year… Joining the air force has always been his dream, so he’s received his physical exam and been deemed fit to serve.”
Ohn had suffered a few on-the-job injuries, including a burst eardrum while filming the swimming-related The Peter Pan Formula and a fall from a horse while shooting Chosun Police. He reportedly worked extra hard to get back into top shape in order to enlist as first-class status. He also spent a lot of time listening to the advice of older entertainers who’d already returned from active duty, such as Yoon Kye-sang.
He said, “I won’t be able to see you for the next two years, but please don’t forget me, and I will return in more projects as a better person, a better man, and a better actor.”
Ohn Joo-hwan will enlist tomorrow, on October 27. His most recent film, My Mighty Princess, co-starred Shin Mina and Yoo Gun and opened in June.