The drama “Reborn Rich” is flying high with a rating of over 20%.
Of course, Song Joong Ki‘s contribution to its popularity is great, but Lee Sung Min as Chairman Jin Yang Chul, who is even called the real protagonist of the first half, has a significant importance.
Lee Sung Min, who is playing a character with the motif of Samsung’s chairmen Lee Byung Chul and Lee Kun Hee, is doing a great job of giving a sense of reality to the modern fantasy genre that can break viewers’ immersion level.
Lee Sung Min is playing the role of Chairman Jin Yang Chul in his 70s at the age of 54. Actually, this is not his first time acting as an elderly person. He played an Alzheimer’s patient in his 80s in the movie “Remember”, which was released at the end of October.
“Remember” tells the story of Pil Joo (Lee Sung Min), an Alzheimer’s patient in his 80s, who lost all his family during the Japanese colonial era, and devotes his lifelong revenge before his memories disappear, and a young man in his 20s (Nam Joo Hyuk) who helps him. In the movie, Lee Sung Min always stooped and even changed his breathing and vocalization. It is said that he hurt his neck after acting like that.
On Oct 26th, when “Remember” was released, the drama “Shadow Detective” was unveiled on Disney+. The main character of this drama is also Lee Sung Min. In “Shadow Detective”, he played the lead role as a veteran detective who got caught up in a conspiracy.
Between the end of October and the end of November, three works starring him were released. Of course, there are parts that overlap due to the delay in release date because of COVID-19, but even so, it is clear that he is in various works, which seems difficult for anyone to digest.
Moreover, this year, he made a cameo appearance in the movie “Hunt” and also appeared in Netflix’s drama “Juvenile Justice”.
In the reality where leading actors are usually called prolific actors with only one or two works a year, Lee Sung Min has three dramas and one movie this year alone. Besides, three films and two dramas are currently scheduled to be released and filmed.
Lee Sung Min said it was comfortable to greet a new character and put on clothes called that character.
However, he also confessed that he did not want his family to watch his works. It is because if he looks back at the works he filmed, he will feel ashamed to see lacking parts. After all, his diligence, sincerity and insatiable greed for acting are what make him a prolific actor.