Ji Chang Wook's rom-com Suspicious Partner is getting thumbs up response from fans ever since its premiere on May 10. However, the action star has broken the hearts of many when he announced that the drama would be his farewell gift to his fans as he would be taking up the mandatory military enlistment soon. The actor announced the news on SBS Power FM's Cultwo Show.
When the anchor of the show quipped, "There are a lot of people waiting for your next musical. Do you have any plans?" the actor replied, "I will enter the army after the drama (Suspicious Partner) wraps up. I will continue performing again later."
Wook has earlier revealed that he could only get a third class rank for active duty in the physical exam due to his poor vision. He also added that he would undergo a lasik surgery to accelerate his military ranking.
In this rom-com, Wook plays No Jin Wook, a no-nonsense, clever, and merciless prosecutor with top-class win rates. While working on a mysterious case, Wook falls for a newbie lawyer Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun). Wook has two things to deal with—a traumatic past involving his childhood and first love, and an amnesiac killer.
Suspicious Partner is a 16-episode drama and will conclude in June. Meanwhile, this is the first time Wook is trying his hands on rom-com. The actor, who is known for his action roles, has worked hard to play the role to perfection.
A representative from SBS earlier told Soompi that the drama explores a new side of Wook; so far, we have seen him mostly in action-oriented roles, while the Suspicious Partner gives him the platform to experiment on rom-com. "He has been putting all his efforts in perfecting different expressions for his lovable character on the show. We believe everyone will fall in love with the character of No Jin Wook and are optimistic about this drama," the rep added. The drama also stars Choi Tae-joon and Kwon Na-ra in key roles.