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Lee Min Ho Reflects on Confidence He Has While Playing Koh Hansu’s role in Pachinko

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Lee Min Ho shared more details about his experience in his newest drama, Pachinko.

Even before Pachinko hit AppleTV+, Lee Min Ho and his new drama had already earned critical responses and critics’ approval. Indeed, its score on Rotten Tomatoes proved how the actor captured people’s hearts once again.

As he returned to the acting industry, he also marked his return to magazine covers by recently appearing in Dazed magazine for his collaboration with Fendi.

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Lee Min Ho Confident While Playing Koh Hansu’s Role

During the interview, Lee Min Ho shared more details about his drama and character, saying that Pachinko brings vibes similar to what director Wong Kar Wai brought in his 1980s and 1990s films. Per the actor, his latest work surely made people feel that way as it partially took place in the 1980s.

Despite the difference in the era he was born in, Lee Min Ho confidently expressed his character, Koh Hansu. He explained that there were aspects of the series he could relate to when he was reading the script.

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“Occasionally, there are characters that I somehow know why they would say or do such things in certain situations. As you continue to read scripts. It’s the same as uploading a YouTube video and not paying much attention to whether it gets 1,000 or 10,000 views. I just have to execute and record the expressive desire that I strongly feel,” he explained.

Lee Min Ho’s character, Koh Hansu, is a Korean national who lives in Osaka, Japan. Although the drama has released four episodes so far, the actor has already gained approval from the viewers.

Lee Min Ho Shares Beauty of Old Era

During the same interview, he noted how people began to romanticize Hong Kong films in the 1980s and 1990s. He explained that they are a generation that appreciates the border between analog and digital.

“There are a lot of times when you miss the emotions of analog, where although it’s slow, you’re forced to think about it once more. When I see things that have last like Hong Kong films, I think you’re reminded of an emotional appeal that is quite different from right now,” he went on.

For people who was not born in the same era, the actor explained that the appreciation they felt while doing the series made it more beautiful.

Just like what Lee Min Ho predicted, Pachinko indeed moved viewers’ hearts instantly.

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