On September 12, Xports News asked Lee Min Ho, "As a Hallyu star, have you ever felt pride or responsibility?" The star answered, "I think the title of 'Hallyu star' was added to my name very suddenly. I'm very honored and grateful, but I am still unused to it. As for responsibility, I always felt it even without the Hally star title. I also do feel prideful when I meet supporters who trust and cheer me on not just in Korea but also in places far away."
He then went on to reveal his thoughts on the power of the Hallyu wave, with, "I feel it not only with my productions, but also when dramas, movies, and other media content becomes a big issue overseas. When I run into fans who study Korean to watch Korean productions, and even come visit the country despite the difference in language and culture, I realize that this must be the power of Hallyu."