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Choi Daniel hates travelling, loves glasses

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Published : April 28, 2014 - 21:00

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Actor Choi Daniel. (photo: ytree) Actor Choi Daniel. (photo: ytree)

Actor Choi Daniel said he hated traveling because it requires “bothersome” preparations, such as packing and being bound to flight schedules, the actor told reporters Monday.

“Traveling involves some incredibly bothersome jobs, such as making a list of things that I need, packing them up, making sure I arrive at the airport at least two hours before takeoff, and planning what to do during those two hours,” Choi told reporters at a press conference for KBS2 TV show “Big Man” in Yeouido-dong, Seoul.

However, the actor said he enjoyed wearing glasses, his long-time trademark, and had worn a different pair every day since he starred in popular sit-com “High Kick Through the Roof” in 2009.

“I first decided to act in bop glasses when I played a deeply cynical character in ‘High Kick Through the Roof,’” Choi said. The actor has joined stardom following the huge success of the situational comedy.

While the actor sometimes acted without his glasses in KBS2 TV show “The World That They Live In” in 2008, he was better received with his glasses.

“(My glasses) have become a part of my character, and many of my fans want me wear them while acting,” Choi said, acknowledging that his neat-looking image sometimes helped him win parts. In some cases, the producers would ask him to act with his glasses on as they are “a proven booster of popularity,” he said.

“But frankly speaking, I am grateful that I have roles to act out, no matter whether I am wearing glasses or not.”

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