Lee Min Ho talks wanting to shed 'knight in shining armour' image post The King: Eternal Monarch with Pachinko

In a recent interview, The King: Eternal Monarch star Lee Min-ho shared his honest thoughts about shedding his 'knight in shining armour' image in future projects like Pachinko.
Lee Min Ho talks wanting to shed 'knight in shining armour' image post The King: Eternal Monarch with Pachinko
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Lee Min-ho is a name synonymous amongst Korean drama aficionados as you're guaranteed to have watched at least one series starring the insanely talented and good-looking actor. Whether it be making us fall in love with his 'rich boy with a heart of gold' acts in Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs or his recent impeccable royal avatar in The King: Eternal Monarch, the 'knight in shining armour' trope hasn't looked better than it does on Mr. Lee.

In an interview with GQ Korea, when Min-ho was asked about him continuing to stay at the top by playing familiar characters, the actor honestly confessed that he isn't hesitant about making changes. Lee stated that if the 'knight in shining armour' is his "representative image" then he should actually keep going until he becomes "the emperor in shining armour." It should be when he reaches the peak that Min-ho feels is the right time to stop pursuing that image.

"I thought it was over after The King: Eternal Monarch, and I wanted to make a change after that. That’s when I met Pachinko, and that determination became stronger, so that’s why I started leeminho film," Lee shared via Soompi. For the unversed, Min-ho plays Hansu, a rich and powerful merchant with ties to organised crime, in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Pachinko.

Are you excited to see Lee Min-ho in a new avatar in Pachinko? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments section below.

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

Speaking of leeminho film, Lee revealed to GQ Korea that he is in charge of the theme and background music while editing 70 to 80 percent of his videos. Min-ho confessed that he feels the joy of "working independently," and it's definitely something that Minoz would agree with after watching the aesthetic and lively videos that have come out so far.

Anonymous 1 week ago

I read the book, and it will be very interesting to see how LeeMinHo portrays Hansu.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You are amazing Lee min ho, I love you forever and ever.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Congratulations to Lee Min Ho. Can this Panchiko be shown in Netflex someday. Please make more Kdramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

So some of his fans are not using Apple...IJS I hope its viewable on other platforms.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Anonymous Goodluck Lee Min Ho I am very positive you will do very well as Hansu

Anonymous 1 month ago

I wish him all the best in portraying Hansu as his role in Pachinko,with his talent and good looks this man has the world at his feet,Mazeltov!!!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I believe Rakuten Vicki will be the best for Lee Min Ho TV dramas show! He meet his goal in becoming the emperor’s in the entertainment industries!!! God Bless the King ...

Anonymous 1 month ago

I truly agree with you.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lee Min Ho is a talented actor, I believe he can justifly any role. I am looking forward to see him play as Hansu.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Waiting for 10 years for this audition for it was hard at first. I believe he has matured for this role . he will do wonderful.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Congratulations to Lee Minho on getting the role as Hansu. Looking forward to seeing Minho take on a different role other than the knight in shining armor. He's to talented to get tight cast in one type of role.

Anonymous 1 month ago

A bad boy role is just what he needs....

Anonymous 1 month ago

Looking forward to seeing him in this drama. I'm sure he will do very well

Anonymous 1 month ago

I'm looking forward to seeing him play Hansu..I feel like he hasn't even touched the depth of his talent yet..with his strong determination to excel in all that he does, there is no doubt that he will continue exceeding the goals he sets for himself and meeting the challenges that come his way..may he always walk the path of life with joy and excitement.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Appletv was not the best choice of platform

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agrees with you 100%

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agrees with you 100%

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why not? There are a few of his shows that I have wanted to watch but have a hard time being able to in the U.S. I am glad I will be able to watch this one.

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