Kim Soo Hyun Declines Drama Love Calls for the Rest of the Year

Kim Soo Hyun has been receiving a lot of love calls for TV dramas, a sure sign that his career is on the rise. The young star, however, is forced to turn down many of them, simply because he has no room for them in his schedule.

According to reports in local news agencies, Kim Soo Hyun has declined to appear in any dramas for the rest of the year. The actor shot to new Hallyu star status with his appearance in the early 2012 drama “The Moon that Embraces the Sun,” but has started to gain attention for his acting skills in previous dramas “Will It Snow for Christmas?” and “Dream High.”

Industry watchers observe that the hot demand for Kim Soo Hyun and younger actors of his calibre is because of the impending military service enlistment of actors in their mid-20s.

However, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, Key East Entertainment announced, “Kim Soo Hyun will be committed until the fall. He is also scheduled to make appearances for the 2012 London Olympics, in addition to the tight schedule in promoting his film ‘Thieves.’

Kim Soo Hyun’s fans who miss him on their home screens, though, will be able to catch him on a forthcoming episode of SBS’ “Running Man.” On June 25, he was spotted on the Nanji campsite of Mapo-gu, which led “Running Man” producers to confirm his guest appearance. Kim Soo Hyun’s stint on “Running Man,” made to promote his film “Thieves” is his first variety show appearance in four years.

“Thieves,” co-starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Lee Jung Jae, opens in theaters on July 25.