To prepare for his enlistment, Kang Tae Oh talked to Seo Kang Joon, who is currently serving in the military.
Following the finale of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” and Kang Tae Oh reaching his heyday after 9 years of debut, the actor is unfortunately about to put his career on hold as he is getting ready to enlist.
In a previous interview at the end of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, Kang Tae Oh said, “A lot of my acquaintances told me, ‘I wish you could do more before going.’ But I still can’t believe I’m going to the military.”
Ahead of his military duty, Kang Tae Oh drew attention by mentioning Seo Kang Joon, an active-duty soldier. Seo Kang Joon enlisted last November and received a commendation from the division commander for his outstanding performance at the boot camp.
When asked if he received any advice from Seo Kang Joon, Kang Tae Oh said, “Rather than giving me advice, Kang Joon hyung said that he became a corporal. I thought his enlistment was already halfway through so I asked, ‘Are you already a corporal?’ and got scolded.”
Kang Tae Oh added, “He also told me, ‘A day here feels like a year'”, adding to the laughter.
Through the interview, Kang Tae Oh also boasted his “real friends” dynamic with the cast of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. He said, “We match each other really well in conversations. It’s not a big deal, but we laugh and joke around with each other a lot, so our conversation just doesn’t stop.”
Regarding their own group chat, Kang Tae Oh said, “We take funny pictures of each other and share what we eat. Also, if any of us wants to post a group photo on social media, we have to get confirmation in the group chat. If someone shares a picture of them drinking beer, we will all post pictures of beer together and have an impromptu online drinking party.”
Meanwhile, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” came to an end on August 18th. According to Nielsen Korea, the drama’s last episode recorded an average rating of 17.5% nationwide, 19.2% in the metropolitan area, and peaked at 21.9% in real-time, breaking its own record.