Lee Min Ho is drawing his life graph
Is there anyone who still thinks that Lee Min Ho gained a sudden fame through his success in the drama, ‘Boys over Flowers’? Today’s Lee Min Ho is undeniable top star. His unequaled existence as a star started in 2009 when he started the drama ‘Boys over Flower’ with age of 23. There is a key to his success; the experiences and know-how’s that his life threw at him before he met the drama, ‘Boys over Flowers’
# The worst happening in his life was the car accident when he was around 20.
Let’s take a look at Lee Min Ho’s life graph. Despite his nonstop growth of his fame after ‘Boys over Flowers’, he had slump periods in the past. He picked the car accident in 2006 when he was 20 as the worst crisis in his life. Due to the accident, his right femur and ankle were shattered and he had to be in the hospital for a year. Although it isn’t disclosed, Lee Min Ho’s injury was so serious that his doctor’s diagnosis was a shock to him.
The physical and mental pain that the accident cost him could be observed through the bottom-hitting line he drew for the time. About the accident, Lee Min Ho noted, “The incident marked a new ear in my life. There was nothing I could do except lying on the bed and staring at the ceiling.”
When he was in high school, he started nurturing his dream of becoming an actor and started studying acting. After the accident, he had to watch his friend Jung Il Woo started gaining fame through the sitcom, ‘High Kick’. He was at the height of auditions at the time and his success was predicted by the staff of the acting industry. He was also mentioned to be on the sitcom ‘High Kick’. But because of the accident, his appearance on the show was canceled and everything seemed falling apart to him. He would have thought to himself ‘why me?’ His inner struggle would have been great. The only thing that brought him back up on his feet was ‘the power of positivity’. After he settled his shock somewhat, he thought to himself that he couldn’t let himself fall into the bottomless pit. He started controlling his mind through talking to his family or close friend. Spencer Johnson’s ‘The Present’ helped him a lot as well. Reading about the value of present, not past, not future, he slowly started to get back on his feet.
Lee Min Ho’s appearance on MBC ‘I don’t know well’(2008)
Lee Min Ho’s positive mindset can also be observed from the life line he drew. The drama ‘Run Mackerel’ he starred after recovering from the injury was an unfortunate drama that ended in 8 episodes. Despite the fact, Lee Min Ho didn’t say it was a misfortune. Rather, he said, “The drama was a great experience and lesson.”
# Finally rise as a star, Lee Min Ho meets ‘Boys over Flowers’
After recovering with his positivity, at the age of 23, Lee Min Ho finally met his life-changing piece, ‘Boys over Flowers’. The heat was tremendous. In 3 episodes, the ratings went over 20%. Every little detail about the drama and Lee Min Ho’s personal life became news. Lee Min Ho, never shot a CF after his debut until ‘Boys over Flowers’, started getting love-calls for CFs after only 2 weeks of the drama.
“The thought of what would have happened if I didn’t’ take the role on ‘Boys over flowers’? Of course I have done it. I think I would have filmed few more works as a supporting star and maybe would have gotten a lead role by now.”
Lee Min Ho on KBS2 ‘Boys over Flowers’’(2009)
As it can be acknowledged from the life graph, Lee Min Ho is growing without losing his place as a top star by filming one piece a year. He stated that he learned responsibility the most in the past five years until 2013. As a 27, Lee Min Ho says there are times where the work is no longer as fun as it used to be when he was younger. Due to increasing amount of various things that he needs to pay attention to, it isn’t always easy for him to concentrate. When he hears that someone gained courage to go through with his life after watching his work, he feels the power and the responsibility his job has.
Lee Min Ho being happy after receiving a gift form the original author during SBS drama ‘City Hunter’
“When I realize that this job can give hope and courage to people more than one might think, I feel the responsibility. Gaining more fame and fans means that I have more people to give hope and courage to. So I try to fulfill the responsibility by trying harder.”
With the leading role in director Yoo Ha’s action series 3, ‘Land gate, Gangnam 1970’, Lee Min Ho accepted the challenge of being on the screen for the first time since he gained fame from ‘Boys over Flowers’.
Lee Min Ho proved to be a top star again through SBS ‘The Inheritors’
“Although I acted as a student born in 1996 in ‘The Inheritors’, I will be delivering manly role in the movie. I will start working out in January and I expect to have lost quite a bit of weight by the time the movie comes out. I also think that I would age after the movie because of that too, but I want to show my other side as an actor through the movie.”
#Lee Min Ho as a child?
Lee Min Ho’s life graph during his childhood is also interesting. He picked his first peak in his life as the period during his ‘soccer dream team’. As known by many, Lee Min Ho was considered as a rising soccer star and was selected to be on highly competitive soccer class of Cha Bum Keun. It is told that his desire for winning was so great that he wailed when he lost a game. At age of 12, however, he broke his arm during a game. Because of his father’s intend to let Lee Min Ho study rather than play soccer in addition to the injury, Lee Min Ho stopped playing soccer and spent a “normal” childhood.
Lee Min Ho’s first birthday party
The period would have been the most ordinary in his life. But since he was casted for many times due to his unusual appearance, his ordinary life differs from the typical life others would have had. He was a senior in high school when he decided to become an actor after rejecting castings two times.
Accepted to cinematography at Konkuk University in his 20, Lee Min Ho wanted to become an actor who could touch the audiences’ heart rather than become a star. The period where he studied acting and auditioned is marked as ‘happiness’ on the graph he drew.
Little Lee Min Ho dreaming of becoming a soccer player in Cha Bum Keun’s soccer class
With 2 years left until he becomes 30, Lee Min Ho still has the prudence he had when he started acting. He stated that he is going to fight with himself fiercely to become a better actor all through his 20s but he does not want to have an affected change due to attentions from others.
Lee Min Ho as a top star
“I will still be an actor after I turn 30. The thought that I don’t need to show more stimulating change that the public don’t really want when I would be able to show a changed look naturally as a age came to me in 2013.”
Now, if you have looked at the life graph of Lee Min Ho, you would no longer think that he is a star that fell from the sky all of the sudden. You also would have understood Lee Min Ho’s secret (?) of controlling the weight of the crown as a star. The one thing we are now curious about is his future which Lee Min Ho himself marked with a question mark. It is not the height of the graph we should be curious about. It is the depth his life would acquire through his growth as an actor with the weight of being a top star on his shoulders that we are curious about.
Writer. Bae Sun Young (Ten Asia)
Edit. Kang So Eun (Ten Asia)
Source | m.star.naver.com