Actor Kang Dong Won recently filmed a fashion pictorial for 'HIGH CUT' magazine, and marked his official comeback following his discharge from the army last month.
Director Lee Myung Sae who got to know Kang Dong Won through working on films 'Duetlist' and 'M', decided to work together once again for this pictorial, and perfectly brought out the unique charisma of Kang Dong Won which he had presented in his previous 10 works.
Lee Myung Sae expressed, "This was his commemorative pictorial to mark his discharge from the army, so we decided to do a recollection of his recent works this past few years, and showcase Kang Dong Won in a manner that wasn't done before."
In the accompanying interview, Kang Dong Won revealed stories that happened to him during his 2 years hiatus in the army and his future plans.
Kang Dong Won revealed, "My hiatus felt like I had temporarily retreated from competing. The entertainment industry is really competitive just like the sports industry. I spent my 2 years of hiatus without any pressure or stress. Although it made me feel comfortable, I also had feelings of unease. As I was working in the public service, there were times when I felt that it was what I had to do but not my original work. I developed more and more desires as time went by, and I wanted to quickly finish my service and return to acting."
Kang Dong Won said that the biggest change during his 2 years of service was that he had developed a skill of dish washing. He said, "When I was in the army, I had to wash laboratory beakers as one of my tasks. Sometimes there were so many of them, that I had to keep washing without breaks."
As for his future plans, Kang Dong Won said, "My schedule for the next 2 years have already been arranged, and I have confirmed my participation for two productions, while I am in discussions over another, while scheduling is being arranged for another. If the opportunity arises, I will work hard at it as time is really precious."
As for his decision to do a pictorial after his discharge, Kang Dong Won said, "I just want to quickly get to work without any conditions. I didn't want to greet viewers through a commercial after my 2 years hiatus. So I decided to return with a pictorial where I can show my true self, so I decided to enlist the help of director Lee Myung Sae and photographer Lee Jun Ho to help me."
Kang Dong Won's pictorial will be published in issue 91 of 'HIGH CUT' which will be released on December 6th. Unreleased photos will be revealed from December 12th through the website of 'HIGH CUT' (www.highcut.co.kr). 'HIGH CUT' will also release an iPAD application on December 14th, offering readers vivid content that cannot be presented through traditional means. The digital version of 'HIGH CUT' featuring the pictorial of Kang Dong Won will go on sale from December 17th.