When The King: Eternal Monarch's Lee Min Ho REVEALED why he was glad to enlist in the military at an older age

In a 2017 interview, just a month before his military enlistment, The King: Eternal Monarch star Lee Min-ho had spoken candidly about his honest thoughts on entering the military and why he was glad to do so at an older age.
When The King: Eternal Monarch's Lee Min Ho REVEALED why he was glad to enlist in the military at an older age When The King: Eternal Monarch's Lee Min Ho REVEALED why he was glad to enlist in the military at an older age
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Lee Min-ho's popularity on an international level is extremely impressive as his earlier K-dramas ushered in a larger fan following. Starring the classics like Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs, Min-ho's Hallyu tag is still going strong in his 30s. It was in May 2017 when Min-ho enlisted in the military as a public service officer while in April 2019, he was discharged. His first project post his mandatory military service was The King: Eternal Monarch for which the 33-year-old actor's royal performance was highly praised.

Min-ho was just turning 30 when he enlisted in the military and a month before May 2017, the actor had a candid interview with @STAR1 about his then-upcoming responsibility. When asked about his true feelings on entering the military, Min-ho had revealed, "Honestly, I thought I was going to be cool about it. But there are many things I regret. It's not that I regret going to the army, but the fact that my 20s is passing away right before my eyes. Now that I am approaching my 30s, I find a lot of things I could've done better in terms of projects. I am also sad because I am getting older," via Allkpop.

Giving a positive spin on things, Min-ho shared why he was glad to enlist in the military at an older age. "If I had gone to the military earlier, I would've missed out on starring in Boys Over Flowers and often think whether or not I could've truly enjoyed my life in the 20s," Min-ho confessed to @STAR1.

Min-ho personally felt that he made the right decision to not go to the army earlier because of which he was able to meet many loving and supporting fans overseas. Min-ho was delighted to see the Korean Wave spread out to various parts of the world.

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We can't imagine Boys Over Flowers without Lee Min-ho's Gu Jun-pyo and are glad that he was able to star in so many classic K-dramas in his 20s while still continuing to mesmerise us with his acting talent in his 30s.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I watched both BOF and TKEM at least 5 times, They're my best kdramas ever! - from Massachusetts, USA

Anonymous 10 months ago

From New York.... BOF was the first drama i saw but I got hooked on kdrama because of LMH in City Hunter. He gets better in recent projects like LOTBS and TKEM. But what impresses me more about him is, inspite of his popularity, LMH remains humble and grounded. I admire his generosity and charity work thru PROMIZ 2014 donation platform. Keep up the good work Lee Min Ho ssi !

Anonymous 10 months ago

Boys Over flowers was the first kdrama I’ve watch, and it made me hook to kdramas especially if Lee Min Ho is the lead. Gu Jun Pyo was my first k actor. I saw BOF countless times already. And still not got over yet. I’ve watch all Lee Min Ho’s movies actually. Lol ( Seattle Washington)

Anonymous 10 months ago

From Japan TKEM is the best! The King:Eternal Monarch the best Kdrama ever!

Anonymous 10 months ago

From nigeria TKEM is the best

Anonymous 10 months ago

The best thing about LMH is that he doesn't take his success for granted and the result we could see in TKEM.Keep up the good work Minho!!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

From Canada, TKEM is the best

Anonymous 10 months ago

he is talent actor, love him

Anonymous 10 months ago

LMH has become a better actor as he ages. Showing much more maturity and emotions in TKEM. Love and support him from TEXAS.