Korean actor Lee Byung Hun has revealed his unusual love for food.
The production press conference for upcoming movie ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King’ was held on August 13th at CGV Apgujeong where Lee Byung Hun revealed that he is always unable to suppress his hunger and would be the first to rush to the meal truck when it comes to lunch time despite being in costume and having to usher his long beard along.
When asked by the MC what he would like to do the most when he becomes king, Lee Byung Hun answered, “I want to immediately eat the royal cuisine.” He continued, “It would be quite a while before it’s your turn at the meal truck, so I always try my best to be the first one. Eating is the most blissful thing in life. Because I have a huge beard on me, it is kind of difficult when it comes to eating. For example, some of my beard might fall onto my rice and there are times when some of the hair gets into my mouth while eating. But even so, I still like meal times the best.”
Fellow cast member, Ryu Seung Ryong also said that he has the same love as Lee Byung Hun and has lots of love for the meal truck.
He jokingly said, “At other filming sites, I would always be first in line at the meal truck. But for ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Becomes King’ movie, my first spot is taken by Lee Byung Hun. He is really quick and always comes in front of me.”
The movie ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Becomes King’ is a story that happens during the 8th year of King Gwanghae’s reign. With much court conflict and turmoil, the real King Gwanghae is poisoned and taken ill and he is replaced by a commoner named Ha Sun who looks exactly like him. As Gwanghae recuperates, Ha Sun takes over the king’s duties and rules the nation wisely. But the real conflict comes as interest clash and the fake king’s identity gets questioned.
Lee Byung Hun will be playing two roles, King Gwanghae and the commoner Ha Sun. This will also mark Lee Byung Hun’s first time acting in a period movie. Besides Lee Byung Hun, the movie also stars Ryu Seung Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, Kim In Kwon, Shim Eun Kyung and many more.
‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Becomes King’ will air in cinemas nationwide in September, just in time for the Chuseok holidays.