Lee Min Ho Describes How He’s Changed as a Man and an Actor Upon Entering His 30s

He took 3 years off as an actor before taking on his role in “The King: Eternal Monarch.”

At a recent press conference for the new drama, The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Min Ho talked about the 3 years he had off as well as how he changed upon entering his 30s.


He went into detail about how he spent his last 3 years off from his acting career.

I took 3 years off, and it was a time where I could look back on my past self. I’m in a stance where I have to think about how to portray myself, not as a man in his 20s, but a man in his 30s. I thought that meant I had to show everyone that I’ve grown.

– Lee Min Ho


He then went on to share that he took a lot of time to think before taking on his role in The King: Eternal Monarch.

I did a lot of monitoring of my past years, and I did a lot of research and thinking about what direction I want to go in. I was worried, but when I got back on set, it didn’t feel unfamiliar. I felt comfortable. I thought to myself, ‘This is where I’m supposed to be.’

– Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho explained that he changed since entering his 30s and that he thinks it will make a great influence on his personal life as well as his career.

Once I got into my 30s, Lee Min Ho as a person found a lot more leisure. The leisure to only look at what’s important when working and perceiving people. I think that quality will benefit me greatly in my career as an actor as well.

– Lee Min Ho

But he also added that there’s one thing that hasn’t changed since his 20s.

The fact that the show will air tomorrow makes me nervous. I feel like this feeling of nervousness and excitement will never leave me for the next 20 or 30 yeras as an actor.

– Lee Min Ho

The King: Eternal Monarch will premiere on Netflix this Friday.

Source: Insight
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