Ji ChangWook is back with a whole new character in the new drama “Backstreet Rookie“. At the difference of (some of) his previous characters (bodyguard, prosecutor, warrior, errand man, etc) this time his character is not cool, not strong, and not talented neither.
With the two first episodes, the actor gave a whole new image to his fans by acting as an average clueless and cute man for this new comedy.
The actor we went from this …
… to this.
In “Backstreet Rookie”, he is acting as Choi DaeHyun, a handsome manager at a convenience store of 29-year-old. He is working hard with his family to run the convenience store and hired Kim YooJung as Jung SaetByul as a part-timer.
The drama opening was a ‘shocking’ introduction to his ordinary character. It was quite a shock for fans who are used to his breathtaking previous characters.
Here is what happened, Ji ChangWook as DaeHyun was on his way to a rendezvous but decided to save a little kitty stuck in the sewer of the street. In his costume, he crawled in the sewer lying on the sidewalk. After -a lot of- struggles, he managed to save it.
In the end, he arrived at the date smelling and looking untidy. The girl (acted by Apink
‘s EunJi) decided to break up with him.
This says it all about Ji ChangWook’s new character: he has a kind heart but is not strong and is senseless.
As the first episode started, it became obvious that DaeHyun is easy to manipulate and easy to see through. He is weak and can’t hide his emotions.
DaeHyun is also a cute and lovable character who gets easily scared and intimidated.
It is easy to make him blush and he looks cute when he is shocked.
Exhausted from work, he falls asleep while eating and working but in a not so flattering way. It is just relatable. Of course, Ji ChangWook looks still handsome with a haggard look and in comfortable clothes.
Finally, DaeHyun is also a bright and funny character. Here, he was caught dancing at the store on the CCTV and dancing at home.
Ji ChangWook’s acting is always on the top and is ready to steal even more hearts with this fresh new character. This change of image can only prove that he is a good actor.
Do you like his character? Were you also surprised by the image change?