K-star with convenience store dreams

Actor Ji Chang-wook wants to try working part-time in such a store one day, like his character in the romcom Backstreet Rookie

South Korean stars Ji Chang-wook (left) and Kim Yoo-jung (right) romance each other in Backstreet Rookie.
South Korean stars Ji Chang-wook (left) and Kim Yoo-jung (right) romance each other in Backstreet Rookie. PHOTO: CHANNEL ONE

Though he is a famous actor in real life, South Korean star Ji Chang-wook says he wants to try working at a convenience store - just like Dae-hyun, his character in romantic-comedy Backstreet Rookie.

"I did some training at the head office of a convenience store before shooting. I actually want to go to the convenience store and experience working part-time for a few days as well, but my situation doesn't allow me to do that. I will definitely try if I have the chance in the future," says the 33-year-old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2020, with the headline 'K-star with convenience store dreams'. Print Edition | Subscribe