Actor Yoo Seung-ho began his mandatory military service on Tuesday at boot camp in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Family members and the head of his agency saw him off without much fanfare.
Yoo did not want to make a "big deal" with a send-off that could bother the other conscripts, his agency said.
"Yoo has no plans to apply for the special division for entertainers," the agency added.
"He wants to serve as a regular soldier, on the front line if possible."