Minho opens up about dealing with smoking in an interview

By Dianne Sencil / 2016.12.02
SHINee's Minho in attendance during the 21st Busan International Film Festival.

KPop idol Minho has recently shared how he managed to deal with smoking while filming his latest film “Two Men” during a recent interview.

The SHINee member admitted that he was at first hesitant to carry out the practice and even told the director to take away the smoking scenes. However, he later changed his mind and decided to strongly do the challenge.

"Every time I smoked, I thought, 'This is not me smoking. It's Jin Il who's smoking.' And what was helpful is not only did I get to learn from it, but I felt like I became more close with my character," said Minho as quoted by All KPop.

"I came to understand why people need to smoke after they eat, during drinking, and after filming. There was a perfect reason. After the movie, I had to pinch my own thighs to quit. To be honest, I almost gave up thinking that I can't quit, but when I thought of the promise I made to myself and thought 'Are you this weak,' I immediately came to quit," the KPop star added.

Later in his statement, the 24-year-old singer emphasized that it is hard to just easily judge a person who smokes because when you are on their place, the urge to escape the habit is very difficult. He further added: “After actually doing it myself, I realized that it's not something that you can just easily say."

Minho played the character of a runaway teenager who has many vices in “Two Men”. Joining him in the film is the “Train to Busan star” Ma Dong Seok.

Meanwhile, Minho has recently appeared on Mnet's “Two Men Show”. During the program, the artist revealed that his fellow SHINee member Taemin’s ideal girl must have “big assets”, All Kpop reports.

Minho started his entertainment career in 2008 after joining SHINee. He also appeared in TV drama series including “Because It's The First Time” and “Medical Top Team”.

Watch Minho on his guesting on "Happy Together" here.

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