2PM’s Lee Junho helps shut down the negative stereotype about idol-turned actors

Lee Junho, a member of the famous Kpop boy group 2PM, has impressed many viewers with his acting skills in the new historical drama The Red Sleeve.

Recently, 2PM’s Lee Junho has become a trending topic of discussion on popular online communities in Korea because of his excellent acting skills in MBC’s new historical drama The Red Sleeve. A post on Theqoo attracts more than 53,000 views and is filled with positive comments praising Lee Junho‘s acting.

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Lee Junho receives many compliments for his acting in The Red Sleeve

The Red Sleeve, starring Lee Junho and actress Lee Se Young as the main leads, premiered on November 12 on MBC. The drama depicts the love story between young prince Yi San (who will later become King Jeongjo of Joseon) and court lady Seong Deok Im. The Red Sleeve’s viewership ratings continuously topped the dramas in the Friday-Saturday timeslot. Episode 5 earned a rating of 8.8% nationwide and 8.1% in Seoul.

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The Red Sleeve consistently ranked first in its drama time slot 

Besides the storyline, one of the biggest charms that contribute to the success of The Red Sleeve is Lee Junho‘s acting. Ever since he started pursuing an acting career, Lee Junho has garnered much attention with his roles in JTBC’s Just Between Lovers, tvN’s Confession, and KBS2’s Chief Kim. Many netizens left comments appreciating the male idol’s acting:

  • “Junho’s acting is top-tier”
  • “I couldn’t even breathe while watching today’s episode. The Red Sleeve is awesome”
  • “Amazing, I cried when the episode ended”
  • “Lee Junho broke the stereotype that idols can’t act”
  • “I don’t watch dramas often so I only know Junho as a member of 2PM but since when has his acting been this good?”
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The 2PM member is highly appreciated for both his singing and acting skills

Lee Junho, better known by his stage name Junho, was born in 1990. Before he started acting, he left an impression on the public as the main vocalist of the 2nd generation idol group 2PM. He is highly appreciated as both a singer and an actor.

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