The South Korean entertainment news program 'Access Showbiz Tonight' recently aired an interview featuring the stars of "The King: Eternal Monarch", Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun. "The King: Eternal Monarch" is a fantasy drama starring Lee Min-ho in his comeback role after mandatory military service. He plays the titular king, a mathematical genius who enters into this world's South Korea through a wormhole.
According to Lee Min-ho his main preparation for the role was to study courtly procedures and also conduct horseback riding practice. The reasoning behind this was to make his character seem less like an emperor and more like someone brought up in a specific set of circumstances, with specific ideas about the world. Lee Min-ho confirmed upon questioning that this was mostly a question of attitude.
Lee Min-ho also had kind words for his horse, Maximus. Lee Min-ho described Maximus as being extremely cute, with a nose that turns red in cold weather. Lee Min-ho also said that after shooting scenes he would regularly share his candy with Maximus. This statement inadvertently directly confirms that Lee Min-ho likes to bring candy to shooting locations.
For Kim Go-eun's part, she described a strong affinity for handcuffs. Kim Go-eun's character on "The King: Eternal Monarch" is a police officer, and is always chasing people. So Kim Go-eun finds actually fastening the handcuffs to be very satisfying, as well as an opportunity to look cool. Kim Go-eun also described being impressed by Lee Min-ho upon first meeting him, and they quickly fell to talking. Lee Min-ho claimed that Kim Go-eun is the active actress today he most wanted to work with.
Another trivia asked by the two was what kind of job they would have wanted if they weren't actors. Kim Go-eun she would have liked to be a doctor, had she the talent for it. Lee Min-ho said that he would have wanted to be a ballad singer, and Kim Go-eun noted that he does have the right kind of voice for it. "The King: Forever Sovereign" airs on Friday and Saturday night.
Written by William Schwartz
"The King: Eternal Monarch" is directed by Baek Sang-hoon, Jung Ji-hyun, written by Kim Eun-sook, and features Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam-II, Jung Eun-chae, Lee Jung-jin. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/04/17~Now airing, Fri, Sat 22:00 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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