Lee Min-ho, the main character of “Pachinko,” told the behind-the-scenes story of his LA meeting with Lee Jung-jae and Lim Se-ryeong couple, Jung Woo-sung, Lee Byung-hun, and Kang Dong-won.
In Los Angeles (LA) on the morning of Mar 18th (KST), an online video interview was held with Lee Min-ho (playing Hansu) and Kim Min-ha (playing the young Seon-ja), the main characters of Apple TV+’s new original series “Pachinko.”
“Pachinko” is based on the bestselling book of the same name of the New York Times by Lee Min-jin. The story begins with a forbidden love story, and goes back and forth between Korea, Japan, and the United States, drawing unforgettable epic stories about war, peace, love, separation, victory and judgment.
On the same day, Lee Min-ho mentioned his reunion in LA with Korean representative actors, which was captured in November last year and drew a lot of attention. After the “2021 LACMA (LA County Museum) Art + Film Gala” event held locally at the time, the Lee Jung-jae and Im Se-ryung couple, Jung Woo-sung, Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won, and Lee Min-ho enjoyed a meal together at the LA Dolsot Bibimbap restaurant.
When asked about that day, Lee Min-ho said, “I don’t know who paid for the meal that day. I’m one of the youngest members, so I didn’t have to pay. I think one of the seniors paid for it,” he said with a smile. Lee Min-ho also showed off his affection for his close senior Lee Jung-jae. He said, “(Lee) Jung-jae won his third award three days ago. We met then, but I think everyone who is in the market of Korean content is rather calm. Rather than feeling “we did it,” we seem to be doing our best and moving forward in what we can. In that respect, I respect Jung-jae. Even when I said congratulations to him, he was the one who said, “Oh, well,” and brushed it off. I’m so proud of him,” he said with respect.
“Pachinko” consists of a total of eight episodes, starting with the release of three episodes on Mar 25th, and one episode every Friday until April 29th. Viewers can only stream the series on Apple TV+.