Korean actress Kim Ha-neul will be entering the military next week to prepare for her role in upcoming MBC TV series “Road Number One”, according to her agency on Tuesday.
Kim plans to receive the same level of training as her co-star So Ji-sub and other actors appearing in the war drama during her two-day stay at Korea’s Fifth Division Army, J. One Plus Entertainment said in a press release. She will be the only female taking part in the training.
“She is working extremely hard because she will be making a comeback to the small screen for the first time in two years and also because she will have to portray the role of a strong heroine in the drama,” an official at J. One was quoted as saying.
Kim has been set to play the role of army surgeon Kim Soo-yeon who makes big sacrifices for her family in order to survive the war times in “Road”, a war drama which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
The drama will go into shoot starting January 4 next year with its premiere set to come around June.
The 31-year-old actress has enjoyed steady popularity in Korea since her debut in 1996. She has starred in numerous hit TV dramas and movies, including SBS TV series “On Air” last year and hit film “My Tutor Friend” in 2003 with fellow Hallyu star Kwon Sang-woo.
Her most recent comedy action pic “My Girlfriend is an Agent”, co-starring actor Kang Ji-hwan, placed her onto stardom throughout several countries in Asia including Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong.
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