Park Bo-gum in “Record of Youth.”(tvN)

Blossom Entertainment has announced that the Park Bo-gum will enter the military quietly on August 31. The place and time of his enlistment will not be revealed to the public. 

Park Bo-gum’s agency explained the decision, saying it is time to consider social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an inevitable decision for the health and safety of fans and reporters, so please understand.”

It is common practice for Korean celebrities to wave goodbye and say a few words to the public before entering the military camp where they have enlisted. However, some celebrities choose to enter the military quietly.

According to reports, Park Bo-gum will be joining the Navy Honor Guard Cultural Promotion Team. He will be assigned to the unit after completing six weeks of basic training at the Naval Basic Military Education Group under the Naval Education Command in Jinhae, Gyeongsangman-do. The actor is expected to be discharged at the end of April 2022 after completing 20 months of service.

Park Bo-gum is scheduled to return on the small screen in tvN’s “Record of Youth.” The drama starring Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam and Byeon Woo-seok is slated to premiere on September 7.

Upcoming movies

Bo-gum will be seen in two upcoming movies as well. In “Seo Bok,” he plays the role of the world’s first human clone. Joining him is Gong Yoo, who plays a former agent of the intelligence agency. The movie is set to be released later this year.

Park Bo-gum also stars in the sci-fi film “Wonderland” with Bae Suzy where they play a young couple. Park Bo-gum’s character falls into a coma and Suzy’s character will request to meet him in a simulated universe called “Wonderland,” “where people can reunite with loved ones they can no longer interact with in the real world.”

Bogummy fans will surely miss the cherubic actor. Good thing they still have a few projects to look forward to while Park Bo-gum is doing his stint in the military. 

Myla Torres-Eder

Myla writes news stories for a living and watches K-dramas for leisure. She enjoys doing both for Hallyudorama.

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