On the August 21 episode of KBS 2TVs Hello Counselor, actor and co-host of the show Choi Tae Joon sympathized with one of the guests on the show.
A 12-year-old whose dream is to become an elementary school teacher was being forced by her dad to take acting lessons. As a former child actor, Choi Tae Joon took her side and advocated on her behalf by opening up about his personal struggles.
I didnt want to act, but my mom would give me rewards and make me act. But by the time I became a middle school student, I didnt like it, said Choi Tae Joon. He continued to share how this affected his personal and social life as well by saying, If someone would strike up a conversation with me by asking Arent you Magic Kid [role he played on a television show]? I would start to fight them.
Choi Tae Joon named one of the most stressful situations and said, I was so stressed from the entire student body would come to see me when I would enter a school. So I quit [acting].
Thankfully, his parents gladly accepted his wishes and allowed him to quit acting at the time.
Hello Counselor airs on Mondays at 11:10 p.m. KST.