Kang Ha Neul To Start Mandatory Military Service In September + To Withdraw From “Bad Guys 2”


It seems that dramaland is losing its actors one by one due to mandatory military service. After Lee Min Ho and Im Si Wan, Korean drama fans will have to say goodbye to Suspicious Partner actor Ji Chang Wook in August. And before fans wipe out the tears from that goodbye, another oppa will have to fulfill his duty to his country.

South Korean actor Kang Ha Neul confirmed  his enlistment date through his agency Sem Company. According to the agency, Kang will be starting his mandatory military service on September 11.

Kang Ha Neul

Kang as Kang Hee Yeol in “Midnight Runners”. (Photo by Yonhap)

“He used to say that he wants to join the army soon, but we also got to know about the enlistment date through a media report,” the agency said. The enlistment date of the 27-year-old actor was first reported by a local media outlet.

Kang will serve under as military police, who is in-charge of escorting important people. Sem Company also said that the actor prefers a low-key enlistment.

Because of his upcoming enlistment, the actor will withdraw from OCN’s crime-thriller drama Bad Guys 2 which will begin filming in July. He was supposed to join fellow Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo actor Ji Soo in the drama.

Before enlisting, Kang will be participating in the scheduled promotional activities of his film Midnight Runners. The film which he headlined alongside actor Park Seo Joon will hit theaters in August.


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