Get to know more about Ki Hong Lee who stars in the movie The Maze Runner. Below are facts about him that you need to know including his net worth.
Ki Hong Lee: The Maze Runner actor
Even before the excitement for “Black Panther” was over, the world has another movie making headlines – “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” The dystopian science fiction movie was directed by Wes Ball, and it’s the final installment of the film series, “The Maze Runner.” One of the actors in the movie is a very handsome Korean actor known as Ki Hong Lee. Lee plays the role of Minho which he has always played since the film series started. He is the only actor in the film who has done a wedding while the rest of the actors are still playing around. Lee also looks he is the smartest in the movies. The 31-year-old Ki Hong Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and after he was six, his father moved the family inclusive of Hong to Auckland in New Zealand. After Lee turned eight, his family moved to Los Angeles in California. While in LA, Ki Hong Lee developed an interest in acting uniquely. Most of us just watch movies and TV shows but don’t imagine taking the roles. Lee acquired his high school degree in California. The actor went ahead to join the University of California in 2004 and graduated with a psychology degree in 2008. At the time when he was in college, he had interned at Liberty in North Korea’s headquarters. After he finished college, Lee worked at a restaurant owned by his parents known as Little Tokyo as he pursued acting. Lee started acting when he was in middle school and performed in church skits. He grew up loving the stage and developed a passion for theater. Like I said, some actors got inspired to act just because they saw other actors do his thing. Lee was inspired into acting by Aaron Yoo after he saw him playing a role in the movie, “Disturbia” while Lee was still in college. Lee first role was in the play “Wrinkles” and which was performed at Downtown Los Angeles’s theatre known as David Henry Hwang Theater in 2011. Since then, Lee has stared in different TV shows and movies such as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “The Maze Runner”, “Wish Upon”, and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.” Lee has made a decent net worth as an actor.
Facts to know about the movie actor
Lee had not read the script before signing on
Lee and the other actors never knew anything about the book series or read the script. He just started reading the script and the book after he was aware of the project and what he was to do in the first sequel to the movie. Lee is generally smart and he is one of the few American actors who assume a role after reading the script only once. Ki Hong Lee said in an interview that he didn’t have an idea of the book existing and so he hadn’t read it. However, he added that the film stood on its own and anybody could have enjoyed watching it without reading the books. So if you are planning to watch “The Maze Runner” series, worry less because you can still enjoy the film. You can also follow Lee on Instagram and catch up with his updates on the movie.
Lee’s fans are loyal and cool
Lee said that he had amazing experiences with the fans of the movie series. Right after Lee and other cast members were announced to be part of the movie, people who were around them and their fans congratulated them for landing the roles. The fans were very positive and they said kind words about the cast. Lee said that he was making many tweeting errors, but the fans would correct him very fast meaning they were following attentively. They were kind to him, and no one was rude about his posts even though they could have been. That means Lee’s fans are loyal and cool and they are severe and connected to his character and the whole movie.
There was no behind the scenes drama
Lee told The Sun that there was no behind the scenes drama for the first movie in the “The Maze Runner” sequel. The actors are like a family and very close. They looked after each other. The actors have different levels of experience in matters of life and also acting. They wouldn’t have become so perfect in their roles if some adults wouldn’t have helped them. The actors appreciated that gesture, and it was a fantastic kind of experience. The director supported Lee’s sentiments saying that they liked each other and it was clear that they had built a bond acting together.
The cast was destined to shine
Ki Hong Lee stated that there was n any other role that he had played before that could compare with his role in “The Maze Runner.” The cast of the movie haven’t stared in many huge blockbusters if any, but form their performances you can tell that Lee can take over a scene.
Lee’s net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ki Hong Lee has a net worth of $4 million. He has made all his net worth from acting in TV shows and movies like “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “The Maze Runner”, “Wish Upon”, and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.”
Lee’s is a super talented actor and since his wedding with Ha Young Choi in 2015, he has been very vibrant. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.