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Park Hyung Sik Takes Hiatus; Officially Enlists In The Military

by Jessica Rapir / Jun 11, 2019 05:46 AM EDT
Park Hyung Sik takes hiatus and officially enlists in the military. Photo by Park Hyung Sik/Instagram

Hallyu A-list actor and singer Park Hyung Sik has left the spotlight for the meantime to serve his country. The Suits actor has officially started his military enlistment.

Park arrived at the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center in South Chungcheong Province on Monday to start his basic military training. Footages of Park's arrival at the training center were shared online and a huge crowd of fans and reporters were seen greeting the idol before he enters the camp.

After completing his five-week basic training, the 29-year-old actor will continue with his mandatory military service in the military police department of the Capital Defense Command. Park previously revealed that it was his experience in MBC's Real Men made him decide to serve at the Capital Defense Command.

He explained that he received compliments for his shooting skills while filming the show and also gained the nickname "Snipper Park" and "Baby Soldier" because of his pure yet passionate image. Hyung Sik added that he would also want to serve in a position that he is interested in and where he good at so he can use his skills to its full potential.

During the press conference for his new movie Juror 8, Park revealed that he doesn't feel any pressure about his upcoming military enlistment. The actor also admitted that he has high hopes that his military life will go well. Park is set to be discharged on January 4, 2021.

Park Hyung Sik debuted in 2010 as a member of South Korean boy group ZE:A. He made his acting debut in 2012 SBS' special drama I Remember You. Park has been known for his roles in The Heirs, High Society, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Strong Girl Bong-soon, and in Korean adaptation of the popular US TV series Suits.

His first movie, Juror 8, has been released in cinemas last month. The movie is based on the first-ever jury trial in Korea in 2008.

Park Hyung Sik is not only a great singer and K-drama star. He is also a stage actor. He recently played the lead character Der Tod in the musical Elisabeth.

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