Ki Hong Lee Discusses Being a Korean Actor in Hollywood with 'Dazed' Magazine!

Anna Park, Dec. 4, 2015, 9:05 a.m.


Korean-American actor Ki Hong Lee graces the pages of 'Dazed' magazine for their December issue, following the release of the popular movie 'Maze Runner 2'! The handsome actor showcases his good looks in a gorgeous spread with the publication and also shared some of his thoughts in an accompanying interview.

Ki Hong Lee discussed his happiness in being back in Korea, revealing that he "feels at home" despite the crazy schedule. He shared, "It feels like I'm home. I was a bit stressed due to the [busy] schedule, but that means that a lot of people are looking for me, so it's okay."

The 'Maze Runner 2' actor also opened up about being Korean and whether it affects his acting career in America. Ki Hong disclosed, "Being Korean is a part of my identity. I identify as a Korean, and I don't want to hide it. That's why I keep my name as 'Ki Hong'. When I'm asked these kinds of questions, I think why do I have to change my name or anything else when I am Korean. I'm proud to be Korean - both my culture and inheritance. These days, I feel especially obligated as a Korean actor."

Ki Hong was recently also known as the fourth sexiest man in the world by American publication 'People' magazine. When asked how he felt about the honorary title, Ki Hong modestly confessed, "Honestly speaking, I thought it was kind of weird. Not once did I ever think that I was sexy. At first, I didn't understand [the title] and didn't like it. Why would people say I'm sexy when I'm not? I felt a bit burdened by all of the attention I was receiving, but after discussing it with my friends, I realized that this was a very important opportunity. It's a rare occasion when 'People' spotlights and introduces Asians [in this way]. So me being represented in that ranking was beneficial, not just for me, but to other Asian [entertainers] as well."

Ki Hong Lee is definitely one of the fine Korean-American entertainers paving the way for Asian entertainers in Hollywood! Make sure to catch Ki Hong Lee in the released shots from his pictorial, and grab your copy of the December edition of 'Dazed' magazine!

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