Actor Ko Kyung-pyo showed off strong friendships with people from the same enlistment period as him: BIGBANG Taeyang, Daesung, rapper Beenzino, and actor Joo-won.
Ko Kyung-pyo appeared in an interview with My Daily at a cafe in Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of August 12th ahead of the release of his movie “6/45” on August 24th.
Ko Kyung-pyo said, “I’m the youngest, and I had the good opportunity to do an event with them when I was in the military. In the military unit, don’t you eat, sleep, wash, and spend all your days together? That’s how we became close as if we had known each other for a long time. Being in the military has the advantage of helping us get close to people deeply, not just negatively,” he said.
He continued, “I often meet up with them. We don’t drink and it’s a really healthy group. The communication between us singers and actors was also fresh to me. In fact, there are moments in life when I compromise with reality, but they constantly live in dream. They talk a lot about creativity and art. There were many times when I had to compromise with reality. I thought, ‘What good things can I do? I’ve enjoyed it enough.’ And when I meet them, they make me think, ‘Yeah, I’ll be able to do what I want to do. It’s not too late. I have to do it as an artist.’ It was so healthy and cool.”
In addition, Go Kyung-pyo said with a smile, “It’s really nice to be able to listen to their music in advance. I’m having such a good time.”
“6/45” depicts a comical encounter between South and North Korean soldiers over the 5.7 billion won lottery that crossed the Military Demarcation Line on the wind. Go Kyung-pyo played the role of Chun-woo, a South Korean soldier, in this film.