Top Actor Returns To The Screen After Three Years

He wants to show a different image.

Actor Jang Ki Yong, discharged from the military last year, returns to the TV screen for the first time in three years.

Jang Ki Yong | Elle

On May 2, he attended the JTBC weekend drama The Atypical Family press conference, along with actors Chun Woo Hee, Park So Yi, and more.

Jang Ki Yong | iMBC

He also brought laughter to the press conference as he struggled to make the heart pose! This clip alone garnered over a million views online.

This new drama is receiving much attention as it is his first project after completing his military service. His last project was SBS’s Now We Are Breaking Up, from 2022.

Looking back at my twenties, I was really busy. Through my year and a half of military service, I took a break for the first time, and it was something I really needed. I experienced a sense of peace working on a drama after finishing my military service.

— Jang Ki Yong

Jang Ki Yong and Chun Woo Hee | iMBC

When asked about the difference between before and after the military, he stated, “Before, I was always felt anxious, like I was being chased by something, but for this drama, I am taking things slow. It’s the first time I felt what peace of mind is like.”

He also revealed the reason for choosing this specific drama for his return to the industry.

The script was fun. Having family members with a hero was interesting. I always wanted to show an unexpected image when I returned to acting.

— Jang Ki Yong

Jang Ki Yong and Chun Woo Hee | Elle

This fantasy romance is about a man who is losing his superpowers, only to have his life changed after meeting a woman. The webtoon-based series  is scheduled to premiere on JTBC on May 4.

Source: wikitree
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