After being discharged from his mandatory military service last April, Lee Min Ho has been confirmed to star in the upcoming Fantasy/Romance drama “The King.”
By Anna Kim
Lee Min Ho recently spoke with fans directly through a live broadcast for the first time since he was discharged from the military after two years of service. Despite the fact that it was a sudden broadcast, there were over 60,000 fans watching from all over the world.
He took to Instagram to chat with his fans and showed them how he spends his ordinary and routine days in Paris. When one of his fans asked him if he had eaten a meal yet, he said with a laugh, “I am currently on a diet but I had some bread earlier.”
Mr. Lee wanted to say hello quickly to his worldwide fans from Malaysia, Vietnam and more and that’s why he got off to a good start on Instagram.
“You must have been surprised because this is the first time I’ve done an Instagram live, but I’ll do them a lot in the future to quickly say hello,” the star promised.
Due to the support his fans pay and his talents, Mr. Lee has continued to prosper in the K-drama scene. Shortly after being discharged from the military, he was cast as the male lead in the drama, tentatively titled “The King: The Eternal Monarch,” on which writer Kim Eun Sook was working for her next drama project. “The King: The Eternal Monarch” has a plot that tackles the subject of parallel worlds. In one world, the emperor of the Korean empire seeks to keep the doors closed, while in the other, a detective of the Republic of Korea seeks to protect his life and the people he loves. It is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Lee Min Ho doesn’t forget to make time in his busy schedules to help those who are in need. The actor’s donation platform PROMIZ has donated profits from the sale of products made of grain from Jinan, North Jeolla Province to Jinan’s children centers. The profits went to 337 children at 12 children centers in Jinan. Additionally, 55 of the children were gifted presents for Children’s Day. What is more, in commemoration of the fan club’s 10-year anniversary, they donated approximately 3,000 pounds of rice and approximately 660 pounds of Kimchi for the children’s food. Lee Min Ho and his fan club walk hand in hand to do good deeds.
Nevertheless, stars are bound for malicious comments and Lee Min Ho has no exception. On May 22nd, his agency MYM Entertainment released a statement, saying, “We’d like to inform you that we are taking legal action against those who recklessly wrote posts and comments based on groundless libel and defamation laws. These illegal acts have persisted for years, and the level of excessive and repetitive postings has reached a point we can no longer over look. It caused great mental stress and psychological damage to Lee. We ask for continued attention and tips from fans.”
The agency also warned these online trolls that they would take strict measures without lenience or settlements and ensure that they would be punished pursuant to South Korean laws.
Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1987. In his senior year of high school, he joined Starhaus Entertainment with the help of an acquaintance. He made it big time through the K-drama “Boys over Flowers” playing the role of Ku Jun Pyo.
Back in 2011, Lee starred in the popular drama series “City Hunter,” which was based on a Japanese manga by Tsukasa Hojo. His co-star in the drama was Park Min Young and they developed feelings for each other while filming City Hunter. Unfortunately, as the drama came to an end, their relationship grew apart. It is said that they decided to remain as good friends for each other.
Mr. Lee has continued to prosper in the K-drama scene.
He was cast as the male lead in the drama, tentatively titled “The King: The Eternal Monarch."
“The King: The Eternal Monarch” has a plot that tackles the subject of parallel worlds.