SHINee member Minho is without a doubt a dedicated actor. The 24-year-old South Korean singer/actor, whose real name is Choi Min-ho, had to learn how to smoke for his character in an upcoming film.
However, Minho had a tough time to quit smoking after the shoot ended. During an interview, he talked about the efforts he made for his new movie, Two Men. He said: "At first I wasn't going to [smoke]."
"I told the director about my decision and he removed all the smoking scenes, but when I looked at the revised script, I could feel the absence. Smoking is a part of his character, so after thinking it over, I decided that I would take on the challenge," he added.
"Every time I smoked, I thought, 'This isn't me, but Jin Il [his character name],'" Minho continued. "I felt that I was getting closer to the character. But I also began to understand why people smoked right after eating, right after drinking, right after finishing a shoot. After we finished filming the movie, I would pinch myself to keep the urge away. At one point I felt like giving up, but I thought to myself, 'Was I such a weak person as this?' and managed to quit successfully."
The main vocalist of the boy group revealed he does not want to promote smoking. He said: "When I didn't smoke, lots of people who did smoke would say stuff to me about it, but we shouldn't say things carelessly. I want to tell people they should try to cut back and avoid temptation."