Lee Do Hyun Describes His Acting Concerns, What He's Learned From

Lee Do Hyun candidly confessed his concerns as an actor in an interview with Esquire!

After showcasing an incredible performance in Netflix’s hit series “The Glory” as Song Hye Kyo‘s love interest Joo Yeo Jeong, Lee Do Hyun is currently awaiting the premiere of his new drama “The Good Bad Mother.”

During his interview with Esquire, Lee Do Hyun was asked whether there was anything he really wanted to do well but wasn’t able to achieve. The actor honestly shared, “I do poorly whenever I work on a project. Whenever I do a project, I cry once [out of frustration].”

He elaborated, “There was a time I cried because I wasn’t able to properly say my lines on set of the first filming, even after practicing until 5 a.m. the previous night. I told this story to Ra Mi Ran, and she told me, ‘In times like that, you just have to rest and not think about anything.’ That’s when I realized that grasping [my emotions] so tightly in the palm of my hand would make them explode. After hearing Ra Mi Ran’s words, I learned that I’d be able to catch [my emotions] once I loosened up and gently tried to hold them again.”

Lee Do Hyun continued to chat about working with Ra Mi Ran, who plays his mom in their upcoming drama “The Good Bad Mother.” “Ra Mi Ran told me to call her noona [older sister/female friend] off-set, but I keep calling her Mom,” Lee Do Hyun revealed. “I’ve continued to call her Mom even now, when filming is over. While filming, I really learned a lot from her.”

In “The Good Bad Mother,” Lee Do Hyun essentially plays a double role as Kang Ho, a prominent prosecutor who gets into an accident and unexpectedly reverts to his seven-year-old self. On playing such contrasting personalities, Lee Do Hyun shared, “I think there’s a charming contrast between the cold image showcased by prosecutor Kang Ho and the fresh image showcased by Kang Ho who has gone back to his young self. The stories of a mother and son, the village people of Jowoori, and Kang Ho and his friends will be interesting from start to finish, without a moment to be bored.”

Check out Esquire’s May issue for Lee Do Hyun’s full pictorial and interview!

“The Good Bad Mother” starring Lee Do Hyun and Ra Mi Ran premieres on April 26 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Watch a teaser here!

Until then, watch Lee Do Hyun’s drama “Melancholia” below:

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