Lee Min Ho: 5 Facts You May Not Know About The ‘Legend Of The Blue Sea’ Korean Drama Actor

Lee Min Ho is getting more and more famous by the day. Recently, Bitbag reported that the longtime K-drama actor got heaps of international media coverage while he was shooting his new series, Legend Of The Blue Sea, in Barcelona.

Now that he is getting loads of new fans from around the world, we thought it was time to let the newbies know some details about the Boys Over Flowers actor that they may not know yet.

He was involved in a life threatening car accident at age 20

As Asia Times reports, Lee Min Ho was once seriously injured in a car crash. Lee Min Ho was on a trip with friends including fellow Korean drama actor Jung Il Woo, when a driver crashed in the car they were traveling in. The accident killed the driver and another passenger. Lee narrowly escaped with his life and suffered thigh and ankle bone fractures and major damage to his knee cartilage.

Years later, the City Hunter actor would discuss the accident and how it changed his life.

“For many people, the age of 20 is when they first reach adulthood and it’s a time full of ideals and dreams,” he said in an interview with the Chinese media outlet Sina, as reported by KDrama Stars. “But when I was 20, a lot of misfortune came along. I spent a year in the hospital and couldn’t move, and I was forced to think a lot. The perception I formed at that time became the sustaining foundation for me to continue to quietly persist and never be self-satisfied.”

One of his Lee Min Ho’s legs is shorter than the other

Because of his accident, Lee Min Ho had to undergo emergency surgery and an 18-inch steel plate was placed in his leg, according to Asia Times. This caused one leg to be shorter than the other. Lee Min Ho also suffered a brain hemorrhage and some amnesia as a result of the accident.

He’s willing to risk it all for love

Even if you’re new to Lee Min Ho fandom, you probably already know that he is in a relationship with Bae Suzy of Miss A. The couple recently made big headlines because of a rumor that Lee Min Ho was dating Taylor Swift and the “Shake It Off” singer had cause Lee and Suzy to break up.

But if you’re a fan who wants a Lee Min Ho-Bae Suzy wedding, you may be in luck. As KDrama Stars reports, Lee once said in an interview that he would be willing to elope if he had to in order to marry his girlfriend.

The interviewer asked him what he would do if his parents did not approve of his girlfriend, which is what happened to his Boys Over Flowers character Gu Jun Pyo. Lee’s reply showed that he’s the type of man who is passionate about the girl he is with.

“I would run away with her,” he said. “Even if we had to elope, I would marry her.”


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Lee Min Ho has a cool personality and hardly ever gets stressed.

According to Drama Fever, in 2013, Lee Min Ho gave an interview to TenAsia and revealed the truth about his personality to his adoring fans. The good news is, he’s the type of guy who tends to keep it cool under pressure.

“Fortunately, I don’t get that stressed. So I don’t really need to relieve it,” Lee Min Ho said at the time. “Back in the past, I was once talking with my older sister about this and that and she asked, ‘Have you never talked about this sort of thing?’ And when I answered that I hadn’t, she thought it was weird and said, ‘How can you live like that?’ That’s how little I show my emotions or vent. But I’ve been like this since I was young.”

He doesn’t see himself as a “Prince Charming.”

Although he normally plays the romantic lead in his dramas, Lee Min Ho said that he doesn’t think of himself that way. These roles have given him the fame he has today though, which is something he acknowledged.

“It’s not like I want to be Prince Charming when I do dramas. But I think I’ve always shown such an image because that’s just the way Korean dramas work,” he said. “Still, I’ve chosen my projects well so far and I have no regrets. I’ve always learned a lot, I’ve always played different roles, and I will continue to do so.”

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