After all the wait, ‘PACHINKO’ is finally on air, and fans are loving it. The American k-drama is promising, and the star of the show Lee Min Ho is just breathtaking. With the promotions of PACHINKO still going on, the actors have been talking about their characters and the show. Sitting down with the Access magazine, Lee Min Ho went on to talk about his character on PACHINKO. Currently playing the role of Koh Han Su, a Korean man living in Japan who got another woman pregnant.
The character has gone through a lot of troubles. And according to Min Ho, the actor has done his best to do justice to his character. Based on the 2017 book of the same name, PACHINKO is written by Lee Min Jin. Set in 1910, when Korea was under the rule of Japan, the story focus on the Koreans moving to Japan at the time. Following the family’s multiple generations into the 1980s, moving between New York and Tokyo, the k-drama keeps the fans’ eyes glued to the screens.
The k-drama has Youn Yuh Jung, Kim Min Ha, and Lee Min Ho in the cast. And it has already won the title of “the finest drama of the year” from the media giant NME. According to the reviewers, the k-drama slips back and forth through timelines without getting muddled or convoluted.
What Does Lee Min Ho Likes About His Character?
Talking about playing Koh Han Su, Min Ho shared that Han Su was born in Korea. But later on, he moved to Japan as he got adopted into a family of organized crime. Starting over his life in Japan, Han Su did his best to survive in the country. Going through a rough upbringing, Han Su isn’t that sophisticated. Han Su can also get harsh at times. But according to Lee Min Ho, in the end, Koh Han Su is one of the strongest characters in the k-drama as he tells what people had gone through in real life.
Talking about what he likes about his characters Koh Han Su, Min Ho revealed that he likes the fact that Han Su has so much strength in him. With everything he has gone through, Han Su now has become rough around the edges. Watching the k-drama, Han Su might seem harsh to a lot of people. And the harshness comes from surviving throughout his life. It’s no doubt that Lee Min Ho respects and loves the character he is playing right now. As revealed by TIME Magazine, Min Ho had to go through a proper audition before getting cast in PACHINKO.
Screenwriter Soo Hugh & Lee Min Ho Talk About The Audition Process…
As revealed by the k-drama’s director Soo Hugh, it was the first time in thirteen years that THE Lee Min Ho had to audition. Another reason the actor was treated without any superstar privilege was because Soo Hugh wasn’t too aware of Min Ho’s credentials and fame back in South Korea or even the world. Opening up about his casting experience, Lee Min Ho revealed that he had almost forgotten the audition process in all those years. According to the actor, auditioning isn’t just to show the acting skills. But it’s also for to understand the candidates’ thoughts, ideology, and characteristics match up with the characters they’ll be playing.
Till now, three Episodes of PACHINKO are out, and fans are loving the story so far. Waiting for the next Episodes, fans are already discussing their favorite scenes on the internet. And according to the fans, Lee Min Ho is living and breathing in his character. PACHINKO is available to watch on the streaming platform Apple TV+. The American k-drama will have a total of eight Episodes, with each Episode having a runtime of approx 60 minutes.