South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun is best known for his role in the 2019 thriller Parasite, also starring Song Kang-ho. Other than this, he has also worked in various shows like Coffee Prince and Pasta.
Some of the other works he is known for are on theater, he has played roles in the theater productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, etc.
Here are 7 interesting facts about the actor that most people do not know
7. Prowess In Theater As Well As On The Big Screen
Lee is as proficient on the stage as he is on screen. In fact, he has worked in various theater productions of classics like The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, “Love,Love,Love”.
6. His Voice Is Iconic
Lee Sun-kyun’s voice is one of the most iconic features of the actor. In fact, he is called "The Voice” for his deep and manly voice usually associated with more masculine characters in film and theater.
His voice has been really helpful in his career in musicals but according to him he doesn’t consider himself a singer.
5. The Star Took Lead Roles Thanks To His Wife
Sun-kyun only took supporting roles until his wife Jeon Hye Jin told him to take lead roles more. She also gave him the confidence to take on the role of Pasta’s chef.
Before all this, he would only take supporting roles for years.
4. He Married Jeon Hye Jin In 2009
Lee Sun-kyun and Jeon Hye Jin got married on May 23, 2009. They have 2 sons born on November 25, 2009, and August 9, 2011.
The pair dated for seven years before finally tying the knot.
3. The Leading Man Had An Endless Supply Of Pasta While Filming Pasta
Lee Sun-kyun played the chef on Pasta and during the shooting of the film, he had an endless supply of pasta of various kinds.
All of this pasta showed on his waist as he gained weight. He said on the incident
"My wife was staying at a postnatal care center right next to the restaurant where we shot the drama so I always gave her the pasta we practiced making," Lee said. "I think she enjoyed it because she doesn't know too much about pasta." Adding “And it's not like I ate a lot. Gong Hyo Jin made fun of me saying I should lose some weight. That's when I told myself I should work out,"
2. The Parasite Actor Has 2k Followers On Instagram
Although one of the hottest upcoming actors in Hollywood, Lee Sun-kyun is not yet an Instagram star as he has only 2000 followers on Instagram.
1. Parasite Has Been Nominated For Best Picture At The Oscars
As one of the most thrilling pictures of 2019, Parasite has been rightfully nominated in the category of Best Picture.
His performance in the picture is one of the centerpieces of the movie and is sure to make him a superstar if the film wins best picture.
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