When Lee Min Ho was recently interviewed about his role in “The Heirs,” the interviewers asked him about the passionate kissing scene he had with Park Shin Hye in “The Heirs.”
Park Shin Hye has already spoken about that scene, saying that she was startled when the director urged Lee Min Ho to actually kiss her.
“I was really surprised,” she said. “During that kiss scene, I grabbed Lee Min Ho’s shirt.” But as temporarily uncomfortable as it may have been, her surprise made the scene more interesting and effective. And it seemed to fit in with their relationship in which he was more physically aggressive.
But how did Lee Min Ho feel about the kissing scene? Was he in on the fact that they were actually supposed to kiss?
No. He did not know beforehand. He was as surprised as she was but he recognized the importance of following the director’s guidance. Kissing her then felt right.
“Since the kiss was the culmination of all the events and emotions leading up to it, there was no other alternative than to do it for real,” he said in an interview with Korea’s Daily Sports. “I did regret that no one told Park Shin Hye beforehand. Usually actresses are given an idea of what will happen. So I think Park Shin Hye was caught off-guard by how it played out.”
But being a veteran actress, Park Shin Hye understood that the scene required a passionate kiss. Lee Min Ho complimented her on her professionalism and the effort she put into all of her scenes.
“She’s younger than I am but she has more experience,” he said. “Honestly, I am not so good at talking to actresses about acting or offering them support. I just follow my feelings and I was grateful that she went along with what I did.”
Park Shin Hye was actually the youngest actress the 26-year-old actor has worked with. Gu Hye Sun, his “Boys Over Flowers” co-star is three years older. Son Ye Jin, his “Personal Taste” co-star is 31. Kim Hee Sun, his “Faith: The Great Doctor” co-star is 36, while Park Min Young, his “City Hunter” co-star is only a year older than he is.
He loved acting with 23-year-old Park Shin Hye, who he has modeled with in the past.
“I think she’s a terrific colleague and consider her a younger sister,” said Lee Min Ho.
A younger sister? Fans were maybe hoping that Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang would continue their romance into real life, but it’s nice that they’re good friends and respect each others’ acting skills.