Lee Jun-ki begins his military service
(Good lord, he looks TWELVE!)
Well, the time has come, and Lee Jun-ki (Hero, Time Between Dog and Wolf) is off to fulfill his mandatory two-year military service. He headed off to the Nonsan training center on the afternoon of May 3, where he will undergo basic training for five weeks and then move on to twenty months of active duty.
Lee expressed his thanks to his supporters, and was sent off by a large crowd of 500 fans (which is pretty large for this sort of event; other actor send-offs tend to number around 100 or 200).
Lee had received his enlistment papers on April 12, and had applied for a deferral in order to fulfill his commitments to the movie Grand Prix and the drama Faith, both of which he had agreed to do. However, he was not granted the extension and the final decision came on April 28. Grand Prix, which has already begun filming, now needs to find a swift replacement, while Faith has a bit more time to re-cast.