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Lee Min Ho’s Interview, Part 2 (Vogue Girl)

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Vogue Girl met with Lee Min Ho for an interview along with a photo shoot in London, England. Keep reading for the second – and final – part of the translated interview. (Click here to read Part 1.)

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

Vogue Girl (VG): In the meanwhile, you’ve become more widely known as Boys Over Flowers‘ Gu Jun Pyo rather than by your own name, Lee Min Ho. As an actor, you’re going to have to bid farewell to this name; have you already began this process internally? Or is it too early for your heart to leave behind Gu Jun Pyo?
Lee Min Ho (LMH): I didn’t particularly think that I have to part with it; the process began quickly without me realizing it. You see, I’ve been doing other work without a break after completing Boys Over Flowers. Without time to even feel the aftereffect of Gu Jun Pyo, [the character] is becoming distant.

VG: There’s tremendous discussion on your every action. Through many articles and rumours, [your fans] have been exposed to much speculation on everything beginning from your love life. You must have definitely been scarred. By any chance have you – in a short time – [adapted] a coping method to minimize the scars or shock? Ignore it? Be understanding? Be resigned to it? Be sympathetic?
LMH: I think it’s none of [the above]. Even though I try to ignore it, I’m still hurt to an extent; then I try to be understanding, but it’s incomprehensible (laughter); if I decide to resign myself [to the rumours], they still get on my nerves; with no need for further explanation, I think it’ll be impossible to sympathize. I just get angry, but forget about it because I’m simple-minded; my anger rises when I remember it again and then calms down… That’s what it’s been like.

VG: Although it’s evening here in London, it’s 6am in Korea yet you just received a prank call. It must be annoying when getting these inconsiderate calls.
LMH: There’s a lot of truly unique people from those who prank call. As well as people who are fun[ny]. I don’t answer with hostility because they [could be] fans. First I pick up the call and get a rough idea of the situation; after I hang up, I save the number as spam so that I don’t answer next time. These days prank calls are done so intelligently that I fall for them often. During the shoot earlier, I got a call saying, “It’s me, Eun Hye!” Since I actually have a friend named Eun Hye within my network I thought it was her, but it was a prank call. It’s like that.

VG: Do you directly look up reviews or article comments about [Boys Before Flowers or yourself]?
LMH: I don’t look too much. Because of the recent Benz rumour I read a little and there really were so many negative comments. It was the first time I saw that many. I got a lot of scars too. If it was really something I did (buy the car), I would have agreed and reflected over my mistake. But I was hurt that there were such negative comments attached to an article written based on presumption.

VG: You seem to handle the explosive interest quite well, not feeling too burdened.
LMH: It’s not as burdensome as one would think. But there are times when I’m surprised. Really trivial matters are publicized and become news articles. That’s burdensome.

VG: Some people say the way for Lee Min Ho to survive is to shed the Gu Jun Pyo image as soon as possible, while others say that your next project should be a lovelier one that shows off Gu Jun Pyo’s charm. Which way are you more inclined to?
LMH: Both are the same. If I suddenly shed Gu Jun Pyo and  take on a completely different role, I think it would feel strange and unfamiliar to viewers. Because [Gu Jun Pyo] was such a strong image. But then if I did a similar role, I suppose people would say that there’s no change. There’s nothing I can do either way. I think I’ll have to shed it progressively.

VG: Looking back at the Gu Jun Pyo that Lee Min Ho portrayed calmly in the midst of filming with barely enough time to breathe, how do you feel?
LMH: There’s so many parts that were lacking. Every moment. Because it was a drama that was filmed with time chasing us, I think there was insufficient time to adequately investigate and grasp the character. I think the great response [from viewers] was because of the good character Gu Jun Pyo, and they were easy on me since I’m a rookie actor.

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

VG: As Lee Min Ho, an actor in your twenties, are you satisfied with your face, voice, and other parts of your body? And if there’s a part you’re dissatisfied with…..?
LMH: Yes. I’m satisfied. But I’d like it if my voice was a bit deeper. There are times when a slightly nasal sound comes out, so that’s a bit dissatisfying.

VG: As an actor, is there another actor’s appearance that you covet?
LMH: I like the appearance of someone who can clearly show both a face of virtue and a face of evil. Which actor can do that? Ah~ I can’t remember. (Thinks for awhile) Forget it. This. Even if I covet it, I can ‘only’ covet it. Then…. just…. there is none (laughs)!

VG: Besides for getting extremely famous from the success of the drama, what’s the happiest aspect of your life these days?
LMH: Experiencing many things that I’ve wondered if I’d ever be able to do in life. Also that my parents are happy. I’m content when I see my mother’s smiling face. She was happy for me when I first said I’m pursuing acting, and she’s happy just to see me on TV.

VG: If you have one, what’s your clearest and nearest goal at the moment?
LMH: To show a good image with a good project. In May, I’ll complete the schedule that was a result of Boys Over Flowers. In June, I’ll get some personal time that I haven’t been able to have. The plan is to discuss my next production after that.

VG: How would you like your twenties to be remembered?
LMH: I’d like it to be the busiest time of my life. I want to do lots of productions and lots of work. I want to be remembered as Lee Min Ho who lived diligently and worked hard.

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

Lee Min Ho in Vogue Girl (6/09)

Source: Daum TVzone

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Written by KP

May 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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  1. He sort of reminds me of Elvis with his hair like that. 🙂
    He seems like a good son.

    mimi

    May 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm

  2. Please… pl… pick yr next project… i want to see a different character of lmh to get over the jp character… the commercials are great but not as good as a drama or movie… i think he should be back on it soon…

    Nanae123

    May 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm

  3. Ang Gwapo mo lee min ho hope we will meet someday…in future because your my inspiration in my studies……

    Angelica pagao

    May 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  4. you’re really good looking! with oozing Sex Appeal ! I LOVE YOUR LOOKS, Lee Min Hoo! you’re truly lovable!

    mylene

    May 26, 2009 at 12:04 am

  5. love u!!u r such kind hearted man!

    shes

    May 26, 2009 at 12:17 am

  6. lee min ho u r so good looking
    i think u r also a nice guy
    i can tell

    haiss hope to see in personal
    that is my biggest dream in life .
    to meet you in person

    keep up your good work
    we believe in you
    don’t mind what other people say about u
    those negatives comments
    they r just trying to pull you down

    ^_^
    we love you

    manilyn

    May 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

  7. Thank you so much for part 2.
    Much appreciated.

    pinklemonade

    May 27, 2009 at 12:01 am

  8. he is so cute..someday i will meet him,i wish i can kiss him..hehe im just kidding..
    Lee Min Ho is very nice person..and Lee Min Ho don’t have a girlfriend..
    i think i can be her girlfriend..im just kidding…always remember this,I Love You Lee Min Ho

    genedine

    June 1, 2009 at 7:31 am

  9. what’s zup…
    hahahaha…
    look…

    his attire…
    look ups..
    hahahaha
    its so funny.. like taht…

    coooollllllllllll

    LOL…

    zai

    June 2, 2009 at 11:13 am

  10. I Like Lee Min Ho. His characters same me. And He seems; he wants to get happy for his parents such me.I love very much my mother such me.I hope you a best actor in Hollywood.( Your sister)In Myanmar Country.

    Hsu

    June 3, 2009 at 3:19 am

  11. If you connect me.heartlessgirl90@gmail.com.I understand you are a very busy actor.If you have some stress,you can share me.I hope I am a best friend or your best sister for you.Besides I hope you are without stress actor and you are the best actor in Hollywood.(From Hsu) in Myanmar country

    Hsu

    June 3, 2009 at 4:03 am

  12. i really luv him…….
    ur so yummy…..joke…
    but i really like him…

    rlyn

    June 3, 2009 at 4:06 am

  13. ..Lee min ho, you will always remain in my heart..!

    mzlavender

    June 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

  14. hi!!!!!,simple minded….have a nice day…tsukushi_gel08@yahoo.com

    angel

    June 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

  15. LEE MIN HO will be the great and most aspiring actor of his generation.
    Hoping that despite of all,you would still be down-to-earth and a humble person.
    continue to inspire us.
    GOD be with you always. . :=0

    Princess Laureen

    June 28, 2009 at 12:03 am

  16. for those who wants me to be your friends,check out my friendster account,Norhanie_06@yahoo.com

    I’LL be expecting. .

    Princess Laureen

    June 28, 2009 at 12:07 am

  17. yo-boseyo…an-nyong ha-sim nik-ka…saran

    angel

    June 28, 2009 at 4:11 am

  18. i love you goo jun pyo

    geleen

    June 30, 2009 at 3:55 am

  19. hi muzta

    lee min ho

    July 9, 2009 at 6:51 am

  20. hi!!!!!!!!!!!i
    im a cute fan of lee min ho………..
    i love him very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE U LEE MIN HO !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    phoejun_028

    July 18, 2009 at 3:00 am

  21. so cute…..
    hihihihi……^^

    fany

    July 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

  22. min ho what’s your no.??
    haha

    htyjtik

    August 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

  23. so cute,,,
    I love u Lee min hoo

    dyana hapsary

    August 22, 2009 at 5:15 am

  24. hes got the look!!!

    jean

    August 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

  25. saranghe sunbae lee min ho!!!!

    jean

    August 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

  26. lee min ho, i am a real audience . i want to watch your better series .

    sue han

    September 16, 2009 at 3:38 am

  27. I really hope to connect with me but it can’t be right! I haven’t another crazy actor. My address is hninsat1988@gmail.com

    Wai Hnin Soe

    November 7, 2009 at 4:07 am

  28. i”ll be waiting for u here,alone dont make me wait for long time,im someone girl in u dreams,min ho fond me,im not u fans and not love u like many womens love u,but not me

    mariatylee

    December 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

  29. i hope my pray,this real not dreams,a miracle coming to me

    mariatylee

    December 25, 2009 at 7:50 am

  30. Im your avid fan;im so crazy for you.and i lyke tour style i love you gu jun pyo..oh my god.

    lee min ho

    January 14, 2010 at 7:31 am

  31. Oh,boy you are so cute.But I don’t like you.
    I just love Goo Jun Pyo. 😀

    Ribbon

    February 21, 2010 at 6:11 am

  32. so cool person…

    lyssaminsun

    April 13, 2010 at 10:20 am

  33. goo jun pyo i love u……………… hope to meeet u in my life………………. love u a lot…………………………….

    tsech

    May 22, 2010 at 5:53 am

  34. lee min ho u r suc a gud lukng guy… i do really admire u alot.. i do really luv to watch ur evry drama n movie… dere r many fanz of ur in manipur so i hpe sum day u wil visit our plce

    alice keisham

    June 2, 2010 at 1:38 am

  35. i do truly love u alot… sarangho oppa

    alice keisham

    June 2, 2010 at 1:39 am

  36. love es tan hermoso lo amo

    jazmin berenice

    June 22, 2010 at 12:46 am

  37. xana mag pnta kyo dito xa pilipinas..anag pg!e mo pala ka muzta na si jihooang pg!e nyo)

    cindy

    November 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

  38. lee min ho since that u have a primetime bida im inlove with you ur my first love i really really love u so much i hope someday they will meet together

    cherry

    January 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

  39. I think if you were able to grasp the character more, the show would just be even better. I thought you had the role down to a point, I didn’t think you didn’t have time to grasp the character.

    natalie

    November 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  40. Wow (LMH) i’m your biggest fan

    Zainab lawal

    August 20, 2013 at 3:05 am

  41. Hy lmh u are just too gud and keep up wid ur gud works ok,we would always love you…i also have the hope that oneday i will meet wid u.

    Maryam siyama

    November 9, 2013 at 7:46 pm


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