BY Adrienne Stanley | Apr 17, 2015 12:17 PM EDT
On April 17, edaily published some of the first photos featuring “Healer” star Ji Chang Wook for the fashion magazine, L’Officiel Hommes Korea. The pictorial showcases his rugged appearance and ability to transition into urban fashion.
One of the most compelling photos from the shoot features the actor knealing on a bed, with an anticipatory expression on his face. While other pictorials have highlighted his boy-next-door appeal, his feature in L'Officiel Hommes captures his potential as one of the latest sex symbols of K-Drama.
The magazine article carries the title The Healer of All, referencing the breakout success of the KBS series, “Healer.” The 27-year-old actor is not a rookie but gained widespread attention with his heartfelt portrayal of Park Bong Soo, an intrepid investigative reporter whose true identity is Seo Jung Hoo, a night delivery man that operates under the codename Healer. Although, the drama focused on investigative reporting, the action sequences elevated the series from comparisons to “Pinocchio.”
Audiences were attracted to the mix of action and romance in "Healer," which has been absent from most recent Korean dramas. He maintained an innocent image as Bong Soo, which starkly contrasted with the sexually charged exhuberance of Jung Hoo.
He has experienced increased stardom since leading the cast of “Healer” but has yet to chose a follow-up K-Drama role. As a seasoned musical theater actor, he recently reprised his role of Mu Young in “The Days.”
While his next Korean drama has yet to be announced, he has joined the cast of the period film, “Two Constables.” He will portray a rookie constable in the period comedy which also stars veteran actor Sol Kyung Gu.
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