28 Nov - Just as he was celebrating his recent victory at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, it was revealed that Hong Sa-bin will be enlisting in the military.
As reported on Sports Seoul, the news was announced by the actor's agency, SEM Company, stating that Hong will be enlisting on 19 December.
"The response to 'Hopeless' was enthusiastic, and we had the honour of being nominated for several award ceremonies. There was a lot of concern at the actor and the company about when to set the enlistment date. But we didn't think it would be a good idea to delay it. It was of the opinion that it would be better to come back sooner, so that's what had been decided," said his spokesperson.
It is noted that Hong won Best New Actor at the 44th Blue Dragon Film Awards for the aforementioned movie, which also marks his film debut.
In it, Hong plays Yeon-gyu, a teenage boy who finds himself trapped in the world of crime despite wanting to escape from the violence in his hometown. The movie co-stars Song Joong-ki.
(Photo Source: Hong Sa-bin IG)