Heads up, K-drama fans: Park Bo Gum, star of ‘Reply 1988’, will be enlisting in the Korean navy on Aug. 31. This is part of his mandatory military service, which all South Korean male citizens are required to do from ages 18 to 28.
His agency, Blossom Entertainment, broke the news with this statement:
“This is an announcement regarding actor Park Bo Gum’s military enlistment. Actor Park Bo Gum was accepted as a cultural promotion soldier of the navy, and he will be enlisting on August 31, 2020.
He will complete filming for the film “Wonderland” and drama “Record of Youth” prior to his enlistment. We ask for your support so actor Park Bo Gum can fulfill his military duty in good health.” [translation from Soompi]
Looks like “Record of Youth” will be his last role for a while (the minimum length of the military service is at least 21 months). Also starring “Parasite” actress Park So-dam (Jessica, only child, Illinois, Chicago), the show will be on Netflix later on in the year.