Fame forces Lee Min-ho to keep low profile

Fame forces Lee Min-ho to keep low profile
South Korean actor Lee Min-ho.

Hallyu star Lee Min-ho says that he has become hampered by the magnitude of his fame.

In an interview with a local media outlet, Lee said that he was normally unable to see the results of his popularity firsthand.

"In China, everyone I'm accompanying is surprised by the number of fans in proportion to China's large population," he was quoted as saying.

"I haven't been able to do much when abroad. (The places I manage to visit) are basically the hotel and event venues." He added that he always used back entrances at airports and hotels.

"Since many people come to events (where I) meet the fans, I can feel their love, but in reality there simply aren't many opportunities for me to experience things," he said in the interview.

The 27-year-old actor also said that in China the police advise him not to go out for meals so he usually orders room service.

In his latest film, "Gangnam 1970," marketed overseas as "Gangnam Blues," Lee plays the role of Kim Jong-dae, an impoverished yet ambitious young man who tries to take advantage of the real estate boom in the 1970s.

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