Jang Dong Yoon instantly became a star after his unexpected appearance on a TV show.
Before becoming an actor, Jang Dong Yoon had already turned people's heads not just by his looks but also by his bravery. He famously stopped an armed robber who threatened a clerk of a convenience store in the Gwanak District.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency awarded him with a commendation due to his act of bravery, and the incident also led him to debut as an actor.
Years after it happened, the actor opened up in a new interview and shared what it feels like to become an actor after the incident.
Jang Dong Yoon Opens Up About Instant Stardom
On Friday, the actor sat down for an interview with The Korea Times and recalled the time he was approached by a head of an entertainment agency after going viral following the robbery incident.
According to Jang Dong Yoon, he was supposed to have different work.
"Acting wasn't something that was even on my radar. I was about to start my internship at a financial company when I got a call from the agency," he said.
The Daegu native has been part of several films and TV series, including Run Boy Run, Solomon's Perjury, A Poem a Day, Mr. Sunshine, Drama Special, Just Dance, and Joseon Exorcist.
Jang Dong Yoon To Star in New Film, Project Wolf Hunting
Following his fruitful career in the past years, Jang Dong Yoon is about to star in a new slasher film. Project Wolf Hunting is an upcoming film about transporting dangerous criminals from the Philippines to Korea.
Per the actor, the movie would show gore elements no one has ever seen on screen before. As for the reason why he chose the project, he reportedly looked for the script, director, cast members, and more.
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