Lee Min Ho - TVB Entertainment News Interview - 28.05.2013
Impression about Hong Kong?
Lee Min Ho: It feels good that I can see the sea once I arrived in HK. And I think HK is a romantic city.
Anything you want to eat or any place you want to visit in HK?
Lee Min Ho: I want to try dim sum. And I want to visit Macau again, as it has been 4 years since I went there for filming BOF
Any words for HK fans?
Lee Min Ho: I should have been visiting more often to meet you directly but there are not many chances, I am sorry about that. But I will meet you with many good projects, and also wait after the release of my album, I will try many best to arrange some events that allow you to participate in, which leave memories for all of all.
Have you think of learning Chinese to communicate with your fans?
Lee Min Ho: I always think that I should learn Chinese well. Nonetheless, it takes time to learn a language. I have tried that but it’s not easy. I will try my best but it will need more time.
The host taught Min Ho to say “I love you” in Cantonese.
It’s said that Lee Min Ho is as handsome as statue of David, what do you think?
Lee Min Ho: I definitely do not think so. Maybe because since I was a rookie, the most popular project was BOF, thus it gives that strong impression.
Which body part of yourself you like most? and why?
Lee Min Ho: Should be my eyes. I add a lot of emotions into my eye expression when I act. So I think my fans would like about that.
Is it easy for you to act in historical drama?
Lee Min Ho: I always feel difficult when it comes to acting. Because that’s a person ot personality that I haven’t experienced, I always have to think hard about how to express/ portrait.
What’s thedifference between modern & historical drama? what is the biggest challenge?
Lee Min Ho: First it’s a time period which is very different from modern era. And also there many that I could only use imagination to figure it out. So there are lots of limitations on my performance. it is much harder than it’s imagined. In addition, the weather in Korea was really usual, it’s extremely hot. Since I have to wear thick clothes when filming, it’s really harsh when doing action scenes in that kind of weather
As I know Faith is a story about time travelling. If you have a chance, which time period you want to travel to?
Lee Min Ho: I want to go to 2300. As I am really curious about what it would be like after 300 years.
How did you feel when you knew about that you would work with Kim Hee Sun?
Lee Min Ho: She is an icon in the 90s, she is a sunbae who loved by many. and she is the standard of beauty since I was young. I was very happy to have a chance to work with her. Also, her personality was very good, she is not the kind of sunbae who is scary and picky. It’s very joyful and interesting to work with her , she is just like a same-age friend.
Some interesting experience to share with us?
Lee Min Ho: Firstly I found that she really likes to drink, and I am not good at it, thus she also teases me. And we always play games together, so we shared a very happy times
Which is the most impressive scene?
Lee Min Ho: Should be the first scene when Choi Young travels to the future. It’s very interesting. And also the last scene when the moment I met Eun Soo whom I missed
Please talk about your upcoming drama
Lee Min Ho: The new drama will be shown in around Nov. Filming schedule has not been confirmed yet thus I don’t know when I would start filming. The character will be a high school student. It’s a story about 19-year-old youngsters to inherit large sum of property
Will you hold fanmeeting in HK
Lee Min Ho: On May 25, I will release an album and kick off a tour to met my Asian fans. I might also hold fanmeeting in HK, it’s still under planning. I should be meeting HK fans again in July or August.
This will be your first album, what kind of songs it carries?
Lee Min Ho: there is ballad, and mid-tempo songs, but not dance beat. There will be a variety of all kinds
What is the challenge in producing your album?
Lee Min Ho: As I am not a professional singer, It’s really hard when I have to do recording under a tight schedule. And in order to sing better, I received vocal training which is very hard too.
What’s your future plan, more on acting or singing?
Lee Min Ho: Since I am not a professional singer, I have to do recording under tight schedule. My profession is still an actor, thus acting is the most important to me. During fanmeeting or to commemorate something, I will also sing. But I will put the most effort on acting.
Will you prepare special performance for fanmeeting in HK?
Lee Min Ho: Previous I will sing some of my songs and also some other singers’ songs which I like. This time I will only sing my own songs. So fans can listen to my album and sing together with me at the fanmeeting. I believe that will be enjoyable.
Which artist you would like to work with in future?
Lee Min Ho: When I was little, movies like <A Better Tomorrow> were really popular in Korea. Also I was really touched after watching the movie. Like Chow Yun Fat and many other actors are respectable. If there is a chance, I would like to work with them.
Last words to HK fans
Lee Min Ho: Fans from HK, after the release of my album, I will visit HK again to have great time with you. Before that, please stay healthy and happy. I love you.