[News] Lee Min Ho is the ′Best Korean Actor′ in France
Lee Min Ho is making waves all the way over in France.
In a recent poll that took place in the country, Lee was crowned ‘The best Korean male actor of 2011’.
Lee Min Ho came in first as the best Korean actor out of 32 others with 26.71 percent of the votes in the poll held by Dramas Mangas Sensei (DMS). SBS’ City Hunter, which starred Lee Min Ho, also was deemed Korea’s best drama of 2011 out of a pool of 33 dramas with 24.75 percent of the votes.
DMS is a famous website that covers the Korean wave, and has had more than 20 million visitors. Its recent poll determined Korea’s best drama and actor in 2011 through a rank decided by visitor votes.
City Hunter has been airing in Europe since December 11 on GongTV, along withBoys over Flowers on KZTV. City Hunter will continue to be aired around the world starting in Asia, starting in Taiwan in December, and continuing through the Philippines in January and Japan’s Fuji TV in February.
Lee is currently considering his next piece to come after finishing filming his commercials and overseas promotion events.
Lee Min Ho as the most popular Korean actor in France
Actor Lee Min Ho has fascinated French women.
In a recent survey about the best Korean actor of 2011, carried out in France, Lee ranked first by a landslide.
A popularity vote has recently been taken by DMS(Dramas Mangas Sensei) for the best Korean drama and the best Korean actor or actress. City Hunter ranked first (24.75%) out of 33 drama series, and Lee ranked first by a landslide (26.71%) out of 32 Korean actors.
DMS is a representative Hallyu website, to which over twenty million people have connected. It has conducted the vote to rank the Korean dramas and actors or actresses and select the best Korean drama and actor or actress of 2011.
City Hunter, starring Lee, has aired on GongTV on every Sunday since December 11 last year. His previous drama series, Boys Over Flowers, is also airing now in European countries through KZTV. City Hunter has also aired in Taiwan since December and in the Philippines since January.
In addition to this, City Hunter will also start airing on Fuji TV in Japan in February. Thus, it’s expected that his popularity in overseas countries will grow more.
Lee Min Ho’s “City Hunter” to Air on Fuji TV February 6
City Hunter which stars Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young will be broadcast on Japanese Fuji TV. The decision was made on January 30 and the drama will begin to air from February 6 to February 29. The drama will air for one hour and five times each week.
A Japanese broadcasting representative stated, “There is a lot of anticipation for City Hunter. The high quality of the drama has already been established, because the original manga is Japanese we believe that the moment it begins to air in Japan that Lee Min Ho will become a huge star.”
The representative continued, “Lee Min Ho is drastically changing with each drama he does. We believe that viewers who met Lee Min Ho through ‘Boys Over Flowers’ will fall for Lee Min Ho in ‘City Hunter.’”
Lee Min Ho’s agency stated, “After hearing about the news of a Japanese broadcasting of City Hunter, many other countries are giving love calls to Lee Min Ho. He is currently resting and figuring out what project to do next. Through essential promotions we plan on creating an event where he can greet fans of the drama series.”
Lee Min-ho starrer “City Hunter” to air in Japan next month
Lee Min-ho poster for “City Hunter” [SBS]
A SBS TV series starring Korean actor Lee Min-ho will soon air in Japan, according to Lee’s agency Starhaus Entertainment on Tuesday.
A press release from Starhaus announced that Lee’s action drama “City Hunter” is slated to air five times a week through Japan’s Fuji TV from February 6 to 29.
“The viewers in Japan have high expectations for the show since it has received rave reviews when it first aired in Korea last year,” an official with Fuji was quoted as saying.
A rep from Starhaus said in the statement that they have gotten a number of offers from various countries overseas though Lee is currently taking a break from his activities.
“We hope to visit all the countries as soon as Lee decides on his next project.”
In “City Hunter,” Lee plays Lee Yoon-sung who vows to get revenge for his father’s death by starting to work at Korea’s presidential Blue House after receiving his doctorate from MIT and Park plays Kim Nana (played by actress Park Min-young), a judo athlete-turned-bodyguard, who works at the presidential office to protect Choi Da-hye, the youngest daughter of the President.
The show, based on the Japanese manga series by Tsukasa Hojo, is a collaboration by famed producer Jin Hyuk of hit dramas “Brilliant Legacy” and “Princess Prosecutor” and scenarist Hwang Eun-kyung of “New Hit” and “The President.”
The series, which aired in Korea for two months in May last year, was also sold to several other countries including the United States, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Lee Min Ho recently starred in the Chinese TV program Happy Camp (Que Rak Dae Bon Young), which aired on January 14 on Hunan Satellite TV. The episode grabbed the top spot in viewership ratings throughout China.
Happy Campis a 60-minute variety talk show that usually features top stars. For the special episode featuring Lee Min Ho though, Hunan Satellite TV allocated 90 minutes to Happy Camp.
The episode drew in 2.6 percent viewer ratings, ranking first among programs of as many as 79 channels of 29 provinces across the country. The show brought in the highest ratings Hunan Satellite TV has seen in the last two years.
In the program, Lee emerged by greeting local fans in Jiangxia District’s dialect. Later, he showed his personable side, by jumping over hurdles and measuring his long legs with a tape measure.
He also tried to introduce Korean culture to local fans. He gave a New Year card decorated with lacquer and traditional Korean clothing, hanbok pattern and handed out bokjori ( straw rice strainers) to the audience members.
Reactions from the audience were explosive. The audience members cheered so loud, shooting was made slightly more difficult.
Even the program’s MC joked, “The cheers from the audience last 10 minutes at every word that Lee Min Ho says. The shooting might be done after he utters a few more words.”
At the end of the show, Lee said farewell to the audience, “I was so happy in China and I enjoyed the filming [of the show]. I hope I can have favorable ties with you and see you more often.” At his greeting, the audience members didn’t stop exclaiming their regret for some time.
It was clear that the local fan′s deep interest, as well as Lee′s heartfelt and sincere attitude toward his Chinese fans, were the driving force behind the high viewership ratings, and indicates a clear road to success for the new hallyu star.
Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young Send Mixed Signals
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It was a big day for Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young fans, as rumors of the couple’s separation popped up and were initially received with mixed reactions among the stars’ agencies.
A media outlet reported on January 25 that the two weren’t in a relationship anymore. Such a thing happens to every public couple out there, but the agencies were the ones that made their fans confused by first coming out with different stances, then, in about an hour, confirming that the two were indeed, no longer together.
At first, an official for Lee Min Ho said about the news that the two are “still in a good relationship,” while an official from Park Min Young’s side drew the line and said “the two are good seniors and juniors.”
Something similar happened when the couple’s relationship first became known in August 2011; Lee’s side said “it’s hard to call it a love relationship,” but Park’s side said “they have good feelings for each other.”
Lee’s agency seemed to find it hard to acknowledge the relationship in the first place, and then couldn’t really confirm whether the two had broken up. On the other hand, Park’s side quickly admitted to the relationship and announced the end of the relationship faster. Where did this difference in attitudes come from?
Acquaintances of the two stated, “From the beginning, because the press was too eager to decide and say that the two are in a public love relationship, they were in an ambiguous situation.”
They meant that the couple was just starting to build on their relationship after the end of City Hunter, but because it was revealed too early, it became burdensome and awkward for them to continue seeing each other. Because they weren’t really in a relationship, nor out of it, the agencies couldn’t decide how to react.
An acquaintance stated, “It is true that even after the drama ended, they kept in touch and supported each other. But because Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young were busy and didn’t get to see each other as often, the relationship never became serious.They were just good juniors and seniors from the start, but because they were pushed to reveal their relationship through the news reports, they had been forced to become a public couple. It is true, however, that they’re still supportive of each other. Just interpret it this way.”
The acquaintance added, “Please keep your eyes on Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young so that they can overcome the various things that happened to them after City Hunterand mature to better actors.”
Park Min Young says, “It’s true that I broke up with Lee Min Ho”
Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young have broken up in six months.
On January 25, The Daily Sports exclusively reported, “It has been found out that Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young, who started dating in July last year, broke up at the end of the year. Although they broke up last year, they’ve had a hard time to let their agencies know about it until now because they both were considerate of their agencies.”
In regards to this, Kingkong Entertainment, Park’s agency said, “It’s true that Park Min Young has broken up with Lee Min Ho.”
A spokesperson for Kingkong Entertainment said, “It’s a little bit hard to say that they have broken up because they were just getting to know each other when they first confessed that they were dating. They tried to get to know each other better, but their relationship didn’t develop any further from that.”
Lee and Park confessed about their relationship as paparazzi captured and released pictures of their date last year. They both appeared in SBS TV’s drama series City Hunter as lovers and surprised a lot of people later by confessing that they were dating for real.
Source: TV Report
Everyone should have a meaningful festival, right? I have started the new year with my family~ Hope you all had a great time at home! 2012! Wish everyone healthy and happy forever in the new year!
A better translation
Actor Lee Min Ho recently wished his fans a happy New Year.
On January 24, Lee posted a picture on his me2day account with the comment, “Did you have a great holiday? I started the New Year with my family. I heard that the traffic is very heavy right now so be careful those of you who are driving. I hope everyone will be happy and healthy in 2012! Happy New Year! “
In the picture, Lee is smiling in comfortable clothes. His handsome appearance caught the public’s eyes.
People responded: “Your family is blessed. Happy New Year! “” I hope I can smile all the time in 2012. I want to see you acting too. “” Oppa, I hope I get to see you on your next job soon. “
Lee recently appeared on Chinese Show and the Show are ranked first, Rating of 2.65 percent Receiving an audience.