Actor Ji Chang-wook has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was confirmed by his agency Glorious Entertainment, who told the media, “Ji Chang-wook has tested positive for COVID-19. He is now self-isolating and undergoing treatment in accordance with the guidelines from the health authorities.”
In line with this, his upcoming Netflix drama The Sound of Magic has temporarily stopped filming, and its production staff and cast members are being tested for the virus as well. “Filming will resume once everyone’s safety has been ensured,” a Netflix official said.
Based on the 2010 webtoon “Annarasumanara” by writer Ha Il-kwon, The Sound of Magic is an emotional drama about a girl who is very eager to grow up and a magician who wants a child-like, carefree life. It will star Ji (Lovestruck in the City) as a mysterious magician named Lee Eul, who lives in an abandoned amusement park; Choi Sung-eun (Beyond Evil) as the high school student Yun Ai, who wants to become a magician; and Hwang In-yeop (True Beauty) as Na Il-deung, the aloof and nerdy best friend of Yun Ai whose perspective in life changed after witnessing the power of magic.
The Sound of Magic is a reunion project by director Kim Sung-yoon and screenwriter Kim Min-jung, the creators behind the historical-romantic drama Love in the Moonlight (2016). It will be released exclusively on Netflix.
It has also been previously reported that Ji Chang-wook is in talks for another drama Tell Me Your Wish.