Actor Lee Min Ho’s popularity overseas is beyond imagination. The actor and his agency personnel are shocked by the enthusiastic fans that come from overseas in order to watch him on the set of filming the SBS’ drama, “The Heirs.”
Fans from China visited Lee Min Ho at his home in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul as well as followed him on his filming schedule to Gyunggi-do Yang Pyung and Gyunggi-do Ilsan. These fans shadowed the actor day and night traveling in pairs or in small groups through hiring “sasaeng taxis.”
A representative of Starhaus Entertainment stated, “We do now know how they find out about the filming locations. We are amazed that they know. We are grateful for the support of fans that come from overseas just to get a glimpse of him. However, there are also safety concerns. Lee Min Ho is making plans to visit overseas in order to show his appreciation for his fans’ support once the drama concludes. He will also be putting on a fan meeting in January, so please look forward to it as well.”
Lee Min Ho also extended his gratitude towards his “world-wide” fans through updating his Facebook status in English. On December 1, he posted, “I guess many people haven’t seen this photo yet… I took this in a cute concept of Tan Kim in my new drama.”
The photo has received over 10 million “Likes,” and thousands of comments flood in response to the photo. Lee Min Ho’s Weibo account also exceeds over 10 million followers.
A representative of Lee Min Ho’s agency explained, “Lee Min Ho’s fan base is very diverse from people in their teens to their fifties from all over the world. We’ve seen mother and daughter fans come together, as well as fans from Japan, China, and other countries in Asia. Some even come from the U.S. and Chile.”
In connection to the vast amount of fans, an affiliate of “The Heirs” filming staff stated, “We are seeking cooperation from the filming locations, and the fans are also being cooperative. It feels as if we are putting all of our efforts together in order to film the drama. There are four episodes remaining for ‘The Heirs.’ We are paying closer attention to security as the curiosity rises towards how the drama will conclude.”