Actor Daniel Henney, who is gaining huge popularity with his appearance in movie “Confidential Assignment 2: International”, recalled his hard times in the past.
On the broadcast, Daniel Henney and his managers visited a smart farm that employed mostly people with developmental disabilities.
After doing volunteer work, Daniel Henney and CEO Martin had a meal together. While eating, CEO Martin recalled when Daniel Henney had a hard time due to financial problems and emphasized that the public didn’t know about this fact.
Known for his perfect facial features and statue-like body figure, Daniel Henney often plays strong characters, such as FBI agent and son of a wealthy family, in movies and dramas.
CEO Martin said that Daniel Henney used to buy some burritos that cost less than 1,000 won and divided them into meals to eat for several days. The actor, who is 188cm tall and weighs 73kg, reportedly ate a small burrito for his meal.
After listening to CEO Martin’s story, Daniel Henney began to open up, “I had to spend 3 years at the university but my parents didn’t have much money. My father worked in a factory and my mother was a nurse.”
In fact, Daniel Henney’s parents were not able to afford their son’s college tuition despite spending all their assets. Eventually, the actor dropped out of school and started working as a model.
Daniel Henney, who used to work for a clothing store, said that he bought food for only 44 dollars (about 55,000 won) after receiving his salary and tried to save the rest of the money.
CEO Martin also praised how Daniel Henney has steadily paid back to society through voluntary work after becoming successful. In this regard, Daniel Henney sincerely confessed, “I’m grateful to Korea. Korea gave me everything”.