BY Julie Jones | Mar 12, 2015 10:09 AM EDT
Choi Jin Hyuk has not left for his two-year mandatory military duty and he is already talking about what he wants to do when he comes back.
The actor discussed his enlistment on the March 10 broadcast of the MBC program "2 O'Clock Date."
"This is the last broadcast appearance I will make before I join the army," he said.
And he talked about his plans. What he really wants to do when he comes back is to film another romantic comedy and he knows exactly which actress he would like to film one with.
He has romantic comedy history with some popular actresses. He protected and nurtured Jang Nara's character in "Fated to Love You" and played Song Ji Hyo's doctor ex in "Emergency Couple."
But there is one female star that he would most like to work with.
"I would like to film a romantic comedy with Gong Hyo Jin," he said.
He has in fact worked with her before. He had a supporting role in the drama "Pasta." And in that drama Gong Hyo Jin played the aspiring chef that eventually won the respect and love of the dictatorial head chef played by Lee Sun Gyun.
"I filmed a drama called 'Pasta' with Gong Hyo Jin," he said. "And at the time I thought, 'I wish I was Lee Sun Gyun."
Gong Hyo Jin has worked with some of the most popular leading men, including Cha Seung Won, Jo In Sung and So Ji Sub. And it's the way she works with them that interests Choi Jin Hyuk.
"Gong Hyo Jin's acting is really lovely and I think she is really good at relating to and working with actors," he said. "Plus, all the actors that acted opposite her became successful. So I'd like to work with her at least once."
He discussed his army enrollment with his "Fated To Love You" co-star Jang Hyuk, who gave him some valuable advice.
"As Jang Hyuk said, I can learn many things while serving and have some time to reflect upon myself as an actor," he said. "I think I will be able to return after maturing in many ways. I don't have a lot of time to reflect upon myself during promotions, carrying out so many schedules, so I believe that I'll be able to think about many things during my time at the army."
Choi Jin Hyuk will report for duty on March 31.
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