Lee Min Ki decked out for the pictorial for Cosmopolitan Korea.
In an interview conducted after the photoshoot, Lee Min Ki talked about his drama My Liberation Notes and his role Yeom Chang Hee, a man in his 30s full of realistic worries. “I had to show a different approach to life for this character,” he shared. “He’s very rational and has a cold gaze towards things. He always has to speak the truth, and sometimes he’ll hit the nail on the head.”
Of all the four leading actors, Lee Min Ki was the first one to be cast for the role of Yeom Chang Hee. “Director Kim Seok Yoon called me and said, ‘I’m preparing a drama with writer Park Hae Young, and she said you’re the only one who could play Chang Hee,'” the actor recalled. “I wanted to do a project with him, and I was a big fan of writer Park Chang Hee, so I hopped on the project right away.”
Lee Min Ki said that he’s watching his drama, hoping that his character will be conveyed to the viewers right. Among the My Liberation Notes characters, he chose the director of Liberation Club and Chang Hee’s friend Doo Hwan as the most attractive characters. “I like how the director just spits out words without any strength. It’s not a role that stands out, but I feel comfortable whenever I see him. He’s someone who can make you feel at ease,” he explained.
Many times, Lee Min Ki has played roles that we feel like we’d see in our daily lives. “Maybe I could call it my specialty. It’s not bad,” he shared. “I always try to choose projects that give a new point of view. But now I think, ‘Whatever role I play, he’ll look like me to some extent?’ It’ll be really rare for me to be in a project where I play a character that is so not me.”
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