Pictured above: Kim Go-eun and Lee Min-ho | Credit: Kdrama Kisses
The most highly-anticipated K-drama of 2020 will premiere on SBS tomorrow (17 April 2020), and Netflix users are in luck as the series will be made available on the same day as its Korean release!
On 22 March 2020, Netflix dropped a teaser on the drama, The King: Eternal Monarch. Watch the trailer here:
Dashing as ever!
The show comes as a sweet relief for many K-drama fans cooped up at home due to the circuit breaker measures, and while the wait for every episode should be excruciating, here are some fun facts (according to soompi) about Lee Min-ho to keep you entertained.
In an interview, Lee Min Ho was asked who he would rescue first if Kim Rae Won, Kim Woo Bin or Jung Il Woo were drowning. He replied that he really can’t swim.
Most of Lee Min-ho’s films portrayed him as a strong man who escapes all sorts of dangerous situations. Yet, it has been reported that he was involved in two vehicular accidents with both being almost fatal.
In 2006, Lee Min-ho and Jung Il Woo were on their way to Gangwon province for a vacation when a car hit them head-on and the impact wrecked their car. Subsequently it was revealed that the car that hit them was involved in a hit-and-run situation and had veered off course. Out of four people whom the driver hit, the two actors were the only ones who survived.
In 2011, the actor was yet again involved in a horrible car accident, this time on the set of “City Hunter”. Lee Min-ho described that incident as a near-death experience and that “it was a miracle (he was) still alive”.
Despite having the magical ability of charming thousands of girls with just his voice, Lee Min-ho revealed that he is actually quite uncomfortable saying cheesy lines in rom-coms. He prefers to take on manlier roles, like the one in “Gangnam Blues”.
Lee Min-ho has tripped on the red carpet a few times, and this was caught on tape.
He went to an all-boys school, and he has claimed that he gets along better with guys. This brings back memories of the another hit drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’, which stars Lee Min-ho and has churned out several international remakes.
In the early days of his acting career, Lee Min-ho actually took on a screen name ‘Lee Min’ for about two years, and he changed it only after realising it meant ‘immigration’ in Korean.
The King: Eternal Monarch will see Lee Min-ho returning to the screen after a three-year break. The last show he was seen in was ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’. He subsequently enlisted into the army and served for two years before he ORD. This new K-drama is expected to come with full-blown heart-throbbing romance based on previous works its writer, Kim Eun-sook, who also wrote ‘Goblin’, which stars Kim Go-eun who is his co-star in this drama as well.
Catch The King: Eternal Monarch from tomorrow, every Friday and Saturday, on Netflix!