December 16, 2008 11:06
Actor Cho Seung-woo, a musical star of "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Man of La Mancha" who also starred in a number of popular movies such as "War of Flowers" and "Running Boy," entered the Nonsan Training Center on Monday afternoon.
Cho kept the date secret because he "wanted to start his military duty quietly." Cho said he will be alright, waved and smiled at those who saw him off in front of the Training Center.
Cho is one of the most sought-after musical actors in Korea. After he finished shooting "Like Fire like Butterfly" at the end of November, Cho cut his hair short.
Those who bought tickets to Tuesday's show of musical "Jekyll and Hyde" at the LG Art Center in Seoul can still see him, as interviews of actors and actresses from the show will be screened as a celebration of the 300th rendition of the musical since 2004, when Cho first took up the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde role.
In an interview conducted before entering the army, Cho said, "I can't believe 'Jekyll and Hyde' is celebrating its 300th show already. It is all thanks to the support and love of the fans. I will probably be away for two years. I would still love to be part of 'Jekyll and Hyde' when I return."
Song Hye-sun, the head of Cho's agency PL Entertainment, said, "It seemed Cho didn't get any sleep last night. He probably spent the whole night talking with his mother. I got very emotional when I hugged him, because I have known him for 10 years since his screen debut with 'Chunhyang,' and he is like a son to me."
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