Ji Chang Wook‘s latest K-Drama, The Sound of Magic, was recently released on Netflix.
The drama focuses on a magician, Ri Eul (played by Ji Chang Wook), who puts on magic shows at an abandoned amusement park. Ri Eul comforts Yoon A Yi (played by Choi Sung Eun), who is struggling with balancing difficult family life, a poor financial situation, and staying top of her class. She has to compete with classmate Na Il Deung (played by Hwang In Youp) to receive the top grades in their class.
As part of the promotions for The Sound of Magic, Ji Chang Wook recently made an appearance on the YouTube channel odg, where he wowed children with magic tricks.
But along with simply impressing the children with his captivating magic tricks, Ji Chang Wook also took on his character’s personality from the K-Drama, asking the children if they believed in magic.
The children share their different beliefs, like in Spider-Man and fairies.
Ji Chang Wook shares that when he was a child, he used to believe in many different things as well… But unfortunately, that belief faded a lot as he got older.
Still, Ji Chang Wook tells the children that he hopes their beliefs last through adulthood because he believes that beliefs and childhood innocence in general will “really help you later on when you are worn out and tired.”
Ji Chang Wook also adds that while he thinks “it’s easy being an adult,” he believes it’s much harder to “[find] that childlike innocence again when you become an adult.”
And when one child shares that the belief she always wants to hold onto is “living happily ever after with [her] family…”
Ji Chang Wook can’t help but assure her that her “hope won’t shatter.”
He hopes that all the children will remember their childlike innocence even as they grow up.
You can watch the full video here.