According to an official at JG, Lee had received a notice from Korea’s Military Manpower Administration to enter the army within the year to fulfill his mandatory two-year service.
“But he asked to defer the entrance date because he is currently working on a movie and television series,” the official was quoted as saying. “Entering the military is something that should be and will be done without question, but I think he needs to finish what he has been working on before going [to the military].”
He added that final details regarding the issue will be sorted out sometime early next week.
Lee, 27, became a household name after appearing as a woman-like clown in the 2005 hit film “The King and the Clown” and most recently portrayed a passionate magazine reporter in MBC TV series “Hero”.
The Hallyu star started shooting the film “Grand Prix” with top Korean actress Kim Tae-hee earlier this month and is scheduled to appear in SBS TV’s 24-episode series “Faith” later in the year.
(Source: Asiae )