Normally a K-movie premiere only gets my attention for the fashion parade of top stars attending to support their buddies in the cast. For once my attention is completely on male lead Lee Min Ho at the bustling premiere for his soon-to-be-released noir movie Gangnam 1970 costarring Kim Rae Won. I haven’t seen this level of top star fandom interaction since lord remembers when, and definitely not with such earnestness on Lee Min Ho’s part and understandable pandemonium reaction from his fans. I’m pretty sure his fans who couldn’t be there are crying salty tears over missing this display.
The lucky fans who got pulled on stage for Lee Min Ho to stare into her eyes deeply or shoving her under his jacket for a hug has probably crossed off a bucket list item right there, if not the number one on the list. Lee Min Ho basically arrived at the end ready to fanservice, from the way he dived right into the adoring fans lining the sides to take selcas with them, all the way to the games played with the lucky few onstage later during the press conference. He looks way more alive than in recent events and one wonders if he really is that psyched about this movie.