[STARCAST] “Did you wait for the real man?”…Lee Min Ho at the scene and behind the scenes of film ‘Gangnam 1970’ VIP preview

These guys here were not born in the 1970’s.
But they are curious of Gangnam in the 1970’s.

What about the scenery of Gangnam?
or just KangNam?
The thing that fans were curious the most was about,
Lee Min Ho’s Gangnam
and Lee Min Ho in the 1970’s.
Did you expect for this charisma?
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“Did you wait for me?”

This here is the scene of film ‘Gangnam 1970’ VIP preview and the red carpet.

We could see ‘original Korean Wave star’ Kim Hee Sun,
and ‘Korean Wave princess’ Park Shin Hye, too.
‘The new emperor among 4 emperors’, Kim Woo Bin also came.
The participant list of the VIP preview was almost like an awards ceremony list.

But where was the main character of this day?

‘STARCAST’ will release the behind-the-scenes story which you may not even see at ‘Go! Video Trip’.
This is 30 minutes before the red carpet event. Lee Min Ho and Jung Jin Young got immersed into talking. Both appear as a father-son relationship in the film. They were full of affection not only in the film, but also in reality too.
This was the day before the film release. ‘Gangnam 1970’ is at the top spot in reservation rate, winning ‘Ode to My Father’. Both seemed happy for receiving attention from the audiences.

“We are at the top spot in reservation rate” (Jung Jin Young)

“Father, you’re an expert at searching” (Lee Min Ho)

“Lee Min Ho, enjoy this mood~”

However, ‘being relaxed’ was a ‘luxury’ for Lee Min Ho. His hands got busy without having time to rest due to autograph-complaints. Line to get his autograph was formed even inside the waiting room.

‘Lee Min Ho, can I get your signature?” (Han Jae Young)

“What’s your name?” (Lee Min Ho)

“Please leave a P.S too~”

“What’s your name, sir?”

“Please study hard~” (PS)

When the instant autograph event was over, there was another visitor that had come secretly. She was Shin Yeon Hee, the head of Gangnam-gu Office. She visited the place since she got curious about the film that had the background at Gangnam.
However, love (fan’s love?) toward ‘Gangnam’ was felt at the handshakes between them.
Changing the subject, it’s 10 minutes before the red carpet event.
Lee Min Ho started to prepare for appearing in front of fans. First, he checked his appearance. He checked his hair and makeup. Wow, even Lee Min Ho makes an effort…. but what about us?

“Flawless side-line”

“Let’s be relaxed”

This is a minute before the red carpet event. Lee Min Ho, Jung Jin Young, and Kim Rae Won left the waiting room together. Where has the image of Lee Min Ho at the waiting room gone? His face was full of tension.
However, he was fortunate since senior actors were there. Jung Jin Young and Kim Rae Won encouraged him. They told jokes to make him relieve his tension which made Lee Min Ho confident.

“Lee Min Ho, are you nervous?”(Kim Rae Won)

“I’m realizing it now ↑↑” (Lee Min Ho)

“Being nervous is natural”(Jung Jin Young)

“Be relaxed~” (Jung Jin Young)

“I will meet”

“the red carpet now.”

Finally, Lee Min Ho stood upon the red carpet.

“?! Oh! Oh! Oh!”

Camera flashes popped here and there. Tremendous roars burst more.
Maybe this is the dignity of a Korean Wave star. Lee Min Ho was strong on practice. He was good at fan service. He held and shook hands, and gave a smile.

“Oppa~ I want to hold your hands~”

“Are you happy to see us?”

“Let’s take a picture of him”

“We have to take a picture of him~”

“We want to see Lee Min Ho too”

The first ever heat in history.

“Thank you, everyone~”

That is how the red carpet event finished. Lee Min Ho’s face got brightened again. His returning steps became light. He got pleased with Kim Rae Won’s compliment most of all.

“Bro, weren’t fans’ response great?” (Lee Min Ho)

Did his schedule finish like that? There are 13 pictures of him conveying gratitude to audiences that visited a theatre.
He prepared tens of outfits only for this day since he wanted to show various images of him in spite of the short time. Lee Min Ho chose a new outfit with hawkish eye and started to dress up again.
Wait a moment! The below picture is him just looking in the mirror.

“Lee Min Ho over flowers”

“CHU~”

“Finishing styling himself”

 This is him on the way to ‘give greetings on stage’. He’s curious about audiences’ responses toward the film.
First, the mood was best than ever. The heat inside the theatre was like the mood at the red carpet. It seemed that audiences didn’t get satisfied with just seeing him at the screen. They were all busy taking photos of him.

“The photographer unit has appeared”

“Please enjoy the film~”

“We’re really looking forward to it!”

Yes, yes! We should look forward to it, right? If you’re still curious of the film, please refer to the ‘piece’ interview. We gathered pieces of his conversations that were shared at the waiting room, red carpet, and stage greeting.
First, we asked about his thoughts on the release of the film. Since ‘Gangnam 1970’ is a film made after investing more than a year, isn’t your affection extraordinary toward it since you put much effort?
“I filmed it almost a year. It’s a film which I filmed for a really long time. I couldn’t realize the film was made even when the filming was over, but now everything seems to start new today.”
‘Gangnam 1970’ is a film in which Lee Min Ho appears as a leading role for the first time. It was a new challenge for him who only appeared in TV programs. Thus, expectation and pressure existed at the same time.
“I filmed it with all my effort. What about the result? I filmed a commercial film. Although my experience and filmography that build up like that are important, I cannot help thinking about the box-office hit. I’m curious of audiences’ responses.”
He said there was something he wants to achieve through this film.
“I wish that the meaning which director Yoo Ha tried to convey to audiences be conveyed well. I hope the film hits the box-office and many people as much as possible get the message which the film gives.”
Also, he said that he wishes to achieve this too.
“Personally, I wish to seize ‘guys’ hearts’ through this film!” (Lee Min Ho)
It is because Lee Min Ho tried a big transformation. He showed various images such as being a ‘junk dealer’ and even a ‘real guy’.
The great senior actor, Jung Jin Young also acknowledged Lee Min Ho’s endless transformation. He even mentioned Lee Min Ho as the point we should focus on.
“You may rediscover Lee Min Ho in the film. There would definitely be a new image of him. Lee Min Ho did really hard. Personally, I have good feeling about it. Our film will do well.” (Jung Jin Young)
Director Yoo Ha also agreed. He added that he was so happy to work with Lee Min Ho.
“Lee Min Ho is an actor that brings out 90% when we invest only 50%. (;We don’t know what this exactly means) He’s a really good actor. He thinks deeply about pieces, and he’s passionate above all. Please look forward to Lee Min Ho inside the film.”
▶ This was the behind-the-scenes story of Lee Min Ho’s VIP preview until now. What about bonus-cuts? He was a real man in the film and a cutie in reality. Lee Min Ho’s cute parades are released.

“You who watch ‘Gangnam 1970’ is,”

“a person with good sense~”

“You should definitely reserve the ticket for the film.”

“You may see it twice~”

Writing=Seo Bo Hyun (Dispatch)
Picture=Song Hyo Jin (Dispatch)
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