Korean actor Go Kyung-pyo, who starred in notable dramas such as “Reply 1988,” will enlist in the military next month.
His agency announced the 27-year-old actor will join the Korean military as an active-duty soldier on May 21.
It said the star will enlist without any ceremony so as not to disturb others who will be enlisting too on that day. He could enlist in the second half of the year but decided not to postpone it.
“As a Korean man, I will return after fulfilling my military service with diligence and courage. It may be long time to some and short time to others but I will try my best to return as a mature person,” he said.
Go Kyung-pyo joins the list of Korean stars who have enlisted this year. They include Big Bang members G-Dragon, Taeyang and Daesung and CNBLUE’s Yonghwa. Military service is a mandatory duty for all Korean men in their 20s and 30s.
Among his drama credits include “Flower Boys Next Door,” “Warm And Cozy,” “Don’t Dare To Dream,” “Chicago Typewriter” and this year’s “Cross.”
He also appeared in films such as “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” “Coin Locker Girl” and the recent “Seven Years Of Night.”