Lee Min-ho will appear in the Apple TV drama “Pachinko”.
Actor Lee Min-ho quickly rose to stardom with the drama “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009. When he was a rookie, became Park Bo-young’s best friend as they worked together in three productions, including the EBS drama “Secret Campus,” “Mackerel Run,” and “I Am Sam.”
The two even appeared together as winners at the 2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards. Their giving compliments and regards to each other awkwardly despite being so close became the most searched topic on the internet for two days.
In particular, Lee Min-ho became a Hallyu star by creating a syndrome not only in Korea but also in China with his appearance as in the drama “City Hunter,” which was released after “Boys Over Flowers.”
Since then, Lee Min-ho has appeared in dramas such as “Faith,” “The Heirs,” and “The Legend of the Blue Sea.” The actor recently returned to the small screen with Apple TV’s original series “Pachinko,” two years after “The King: Eternal Monarch.”
“Pachinko” is an epic drama based on a novel of the same name by Korean-American writer Lee Min-jin. It tells the story of a Korean immigrant family that lasts for four generations, and Lee Min-ho plays the role of the first love of the main character “Seonja.”
Ahead of its global release on March 25, Apple TV released an official trailer of “Pachinko” on February 24. The trailer also includes a passionate affection scene of Lee Min-ho and rookie actor Kim Min-ha, who plays the role of “Seonja,” drawing attention.
The original novel of “Pachinko” was published in the United States in 2017 and selected as “Book of the Year 10” by the New York Times and the BBC. Barack Obama even recommended the book on his Facebook page. It is known as a masterpiece and the drama production cost 100 billion won.
In addition to Lee Min-ho, Jung Eun-chae, who worked with him in “The King: Eternal Monarch” also starred in this drama. Yoon Yeo-jung, who won Best Supporting Actress at Oscar, is raising expectations by playing the role of the main character in her old age. Hopefully Lee Min-ho will become a global Hallyu star beyond Asia with this work.