Lee Min Ho on auditioning for the role of Hansu in Pachinko: I felt very pressured about having to do well

Lee Min-ho, whose next project is Pachinko, spoke candidly in an interview about his nervous and exciting audition to bag the role of Hansu, a rich and powerful merchant with ties to organised crime.
Lee Min Ho on auditioning for the role of Hansu in Pachinko: I felt very pressured about having to do well
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After leaving us completely besotted with his royal avatar in The King: Eternal Monarch, the past few months have seen Lee Min-ho shift gears to his next exciting project, Pachinko. The upcoming Apple TV+ series is based on Min Jin-lee's best-selling novel going by the same name and tells the story of four generations of a Korean immigrant family.

The storyline spreads across Korea, Japan and the United States. If you're curious to know about Min-ho's Pachinko character, in particular, Hansu is "a rich and powerful merchant with ties to organised crime." In a recent interview with GQ Korea via Soompi, Min-ho shared his honest thoughts about auditioning for Pachinko. When asked if this was an audition which guaranteed him the role of Hansu, the 33-year-old actor stated that it wasn't the case at all. Min-ho revealed that it's been about a decade since he auditioned and that the situation has changed from back then.

Min-ho also confessed to GQ Korea that he thought it would be "so embarrassing" if he failed the audition and hence, was determined to bag the role for which he worked really hard to prepare for. The talented actor felt very pressured about having to audition well and was also really nervous and excited. Eventually, as we already know, Min-ho got the part and he was really happy when he did.

Are you excited to watch Lee Min-ho in Pachinko? Share your excitement with Pinkvilla in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, along with Min-ho, Pachinko also stars Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Minha Kim, Soji Arai, Kaho Minami and Jung Eun-chae.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

It is a hard job to be a good actor! Congratulations! Be strong and happy!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Congratulations. Well done & all the best. I admire your courage, one of my 2 favourite actor. Looking forward

Anonymous 1 month ago

I always love Lee Min Ho. He's very good man. I am supporting him. God Bless him. ❤❤❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

I am extremely interested and so so Proud of you Oppa.. Can't wait to see you soon

Anonymous 1 month ago

Impazzisco quando si parla di Lee Min Ho! Speriamo di vederlo presto anche in Italia il film Pachinco.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I've read the book and find it very interesting and thus very excited that Lee Min Ho shall play the role of Hansu.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He is super cute!!! Glad that he could bag the role that he aspired for...All the best for the movie!! Lots of love from India❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

Read the book the roll was made for him

Anonymous 1 month ago

Just watched The King and fell in love with him. Can’t wait for this one.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He's an actor who has his character down pat. To watch him is so captivating. His mere presence demands your attention. He cares about every performance. We see his dedication to his craft. My best to Lee Min Ho.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Improving his English will get him out of being simply eye candy and into better film opportunities

Anonymous 1 month ago

That’s rude. His acting skills are evident. Just because you can’t speak English doesn’t make you eye candy.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Statuesque with a powerful mesmerizing presence. I find him captivating and that’s not easy to do.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He’s just unbelievable..., extremely handsome, charismatic, intelligent and all you could think of and I can’t wait to see him in Pachinko.. he is so talented that he got to have already 22 million falling in love with him... I do not think there is another actor in the world that holds so many fans in his social media...

Anonymous 1 month ago

Meh

Anonymous 1 month ago

OMG I am so excited for him and I can't wait to see this movie. I even bought the book which I started to read. Congratulations LMG On yr project.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lee Min Ho is an excellent Actor!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Looking forward to see Lee Min Ho in Pachinko! Great!

Anonymous 1 month ago

As expected with a very talented actor and the looks..he will surely got the role! Good luck and looking forward we can see that film in the Philippines!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love Lee Min Ho. He is a great actor. Waiting to see him in this and other proyects. Bravo!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thats how it is here in the USA you have to Auditions and your talent gets you work . I can see you doing Hallmark movies for a long time:)

Anonymous 1 month ago

always support him

Anonymous 1 month ago

He is my favorite male actor, I am very excited for him, & I cannot wait to see the film!! WAY TO GO LEE MIN HO!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Woo hoo Min Ho