Ji Chang Wook is one of the most famous Korean actors, he made his debut in the musical theater world switched to acting in 2006, and took on a series of minor and supporting roles in dramas and movies before achieving leading man status to combine the head-turning looks and the mysterious aura with his acting skills. He’s in a league of his own, Ji Chang Wook was featured in the 2020 CK Calvin Klein campaign as he’s the first Korean actor to become the face of the brand whether you are a new admirer or along-time fan of his acting.
10 True Facts You Know About Ji Chang Wook
1 His Childhood Dreams
As a kid, he wanted to become a police officer or a lawyer although he ended up as an actor at least, Ji Chang Wook was able to try those jobs through his roles in 2014k drama healer and 2017 suspicious partner.
2 His Breakthrough Drama Was Empress Ki
Although he had domestic successes with his roles in daily drama smile again and action historical drama warrior Bekdong-soo it was not until he acted in the highly acclaimed Empress Ki which enjoyed massive popularity both locally and internationally that he started gaining increased popularity and recognition for his acting skills.
The athletic actor underwent special training in martial arts for his role as an elite bodyguard in the action drama the k2, it was the first Korean drama to use the matrix style bullet time effect and showcased various fighting techniques such as jiu Jitsuaikido and taekwondo, he performed all of his stunts and did not use a body double in an interview with sports on he said that this was the most strenuous project he had done so far.
4 He Can Speak Mandarin
Did you know that the talented actor can speak mandarin not only did he act in a Chinese youth drama the whirlwind girl too, he even released a Chinese mini-album bewith you where he sang three songs in mandarin during an interview to promote the drama, but he also shared that one of the struggles? Ji Chang Wook had when learning the language was four intonations and there would often be misunderstandings due to him saying things in the wrong tone, he will also be appearing in an upcoming Chinese drama Mr right.
5 He Has Fulfilled His Military Obligations
It’s always sad when a Korean actor viewers fell in love with would have to go on hiatus for mandatory military service well at least we don’t need to worry about Ji Chang Wook, because he’s done with it he enlisted in the military in august 2017 and was discharged on April 2019.his small screen comes back after this was melting me softly.
6 He Is Extremely Filial
on an episode of the reality show neighborhood on hire. Ji Chang Wook revealed that his father had passed away when Ji Chang Wook was young and that he was still living with his mother, when jay sock commented that he was such a good son the actor explained that he grew up watching his mother have a hard time.
So Ji Chang Wook tries to be good to her he thinks that it’s better to spend time together rather than just give her things and he regrets that he can’t spend much time with her due to his work even though they live together.
7 He Had a Hard Time Getting To Where He Is Now
His mom was not pleased when Ji Chang Wook decided to major in the theater which is interesting considering, she is part of his motivation for going into acting. Ji Chang Wook wanted to give her a better life since she is a single parent he is one of the most popular sought-after and well-loved Korean actors today but success for him didn’t happen overnight he said in an interview
“I didn’t have it easy, but I think I was lucky I failed countless times in auditions, but this is the case for most of my peers.”
Ji Chang Wook started out his acting career via musical theater in 2006 from which he slowly transitioned to doing dramas and film his first lead role was via the 2010drama series smile again.
8 He Is A Biker
Several of his Instagram posts were dedicated to photos and videos of his bikes. Ji Chang Wook owns a red retro-sport motor motorcycle a Ducati MH-900e his favorite way of relieving stress is going out and taking a right on his motorcycle. Ji Chang Wook really enjoys riding, in fact, right, before the premiere of melting softly, he took a motorcycle trip to Jeju island.
9 He Says He’s Not Good At Drinking
Connoisseurs of Korean dramas and movies will be familiar with the huge red tent where the characters frequent drink soju for everything from a breakup to a celebration drinking is part of the culture in South Korea, the idea is that this strengthens your relationship with others, but the actor revealed that he’s not good at drinking. Ji Chang Wook said while laughing
“I’m not good at drinking. About half a bottle of soda or one bottle? I can’t drink much, but I love drinking with people I like.”
10 His Ideal Type
The actor can’t quite put his finger on his ideal type of woman in terms of physical looks what matters more for him is their connection he told but international
“We need to meet up personally and chat a bit, it’s good if our code can match and have a good conversation.”
“For instance, I basically don’t prefer people with no manners. Even if the woman is really pretty and everyone will like her, if we cannot have a chat on the same wavelength, then I wouldn’t like her.”