Flower boys in K-dramas have been all the rage for many years but a flower boy’s transformation in the last two years to ripped action hero may mean muscles are staging an arrival. The first drama stills are out of Ji Chang Wook in upcoming tvN action political thriller The K2, showing him fighting off a baddie in hand-to-hand combat and finding time to play with a wee kitten. A perfect combination of rawr and awww if ever I saw one.
Ji Chang Wook started off his career as one of the cute flower boy actors in K-ent but he’s also been quite comfortable in action roles whether in sageuk Warrior Baek Dong Soo or modern day being the Healer. He’s taking his Healer action role up a major notch in The K2, playing a soldier turned mercenary bodyguard for hire, and his gym training to get into fighting shape is no joke judging by the size of his biceps (see below). All I can say is – lucky Yoona.