K-drama actor Ji Chang-wook tests positive for COVID-19, filming of Netflix series halted
He is currently under quarantine and receiving treatment.
South Korean actor and singer Ji Chang-wook has tested positive for COVID-19 in the midst of filming the upcoming Netflix series The Sound Of Magic.
Known for his roles in K-dramas such as Backstreet Rookie (2020) and the K2 (2016), the 34-year-old went for a test over the weekend that came back positive on Monday (Jul 26).
Along with a member of the show’s production team, he has since been quarantined and is receiving treatment, according to his agency Glorious Entertainment.
South Korean media outlets also reported that the drama’s production staff and cast members are all being tested for COVID-19 and filming will be paused for the time being.
Ji’s co-stars Hwang In-yeop and Choi Sung-eun have tested negative, their agencies confirmed.
Ji is set to play the lead role in The Sound Of Magic, a drama adaptation of a popular Korean webtoon. The show will be directed by Kim Sung-yoon, whose credits include hit series Love In The Moonlight (2016) and Itaewon Class (2020).
South Korea’s entertainment scene has taken a hit in the country’s recent wave of COVID-19 infections. Numerous K-pop celebrities tested positive recently – including Kim Sung-kyu from Infinite, Lee Min-hyuk from BtoB, as well as Doyoung and Junghwan from Treasure.