Actor and rapper Yang Dong-geun
, 30, was discharged from the military Thursday, after fulfilling over two years of compulsory military service.
Shouting "victory" three times, Yang looked happy to return to the civilian fold. "I still cannot believe I am discharged. People tell me it will take a day or so for me to absorb it", Yang said.
Usually not a talkative interviewee, Yang expressed his joy with a self-composed rap song during the interview that took place outside the military building in Yongsan, Seoul.
He entered the military in May 2008, and later moved to the promotion support team at Defense Media Agency for Public Information Services. While there, he took part in putting on stage "MINE", a musical created to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Korean military.
"It was a real blessing to work on the promotion support team and on the musical", Yang said.
He also said that like any other Korean guy, he enjoyed watching the popular girl groups such as Kara
and Girls' Generation
Yang did not elaborate on his future plans, but the former kid-actor who grew into an established actor and rapper is rumored to be making his comeback with a film.
양동근 드디어 제대
배우이자 래퍼인 양동근이 2년 간의 군생활을 마치고 25일 제대했다.
양동근은 만세삼창을 한 뒤 "제대했다는 것을 믿을 수 없다"고 소감을 밝혔다. 서울 용산 국방부 앞에서 그는 인터뷰 도중 기쁨을 즉석에서 랩으로 표현했다.
양동근은 2008년 5월 입대해 국방부 홍보지원대사로 활동하며 군 복무 기간 동안 건군 60주년 기념뮤지컬 '마인(MINE)'에 출연하기도 했다. 그는 여느 다른 군인들처럼 카라, 소녀시대 같은 인기 걸그룹을 좋아한다고 밝혔다.
그는 앞으로의 행보에 대해서는 자세히 언급하지 않았지만, 영화로 컴백할 것으로 알려져 있다.