SHINee's Minho had to pinch himself to control the urge of smoking

Minho had to learn how to smoke for his new movie, Two Men.

Shinee's Minho
Shinee's Minho had to learn how to smoke for his character Facebook/shinee

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."