Minho, who had his first lead role on the big screen, talked about portraying a character that is drastically different from his real self.
'Two Men' received many rave reviews after being invited to the 'Busan International Film Festival' this year. The story of two men who hit rock bottom features a compelling storyline that captures the viewers' attention.
Minho met up with Asia Today to discuss the movie as well as the role he played. He was both serious and mature in his attitude when approaching acting.
Minho explained that he was surprised at first because all the characters he had played were happy, upbeat characters. He said, "When I first got the script, I thought, what is this? I wasn't sure if I could play 'Jin Il' but started to wonder how he would look if I played him. I was attracted to the role...I was worried that my agency might not approve but they gave me permission, so I felt encouraged."
However, Minho said that there were many concerns and worries about the character. He explained that up until 'Two Men,' he would try to find what he had in common with his real self and the character, but for Jin Il, he could not find any common ground.
Minho explained, "I've had a warm family with my parents and my brother in a good environment. I had fun in school. I debuted during high school and my life has been filled with good things, but for Jin Il, life has been full of bad events. When you ask him what has made him happy, he answers, 'When I stole a car and it had a lot of money.' That's all he knows of happiness. So I had to work on erasing all of my happy memories, starting from the things that happened recently. As I did that, I became closer to Jin Il, and I started to feel sorry for Jin Il. I was able to feel despair and unhappiness."