Why Lee Byung Hun didn't change his name when acting in Hollywood

22 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

Lee Byung Hun revealed why he never chose an English name for his advancement into Hollywood.According to an article in Allkpop, he recently held an interview with SBS‘˜ ‘˜One Night of TV Entertainment‘˜. During the interview, they talked about his new movie ‘˜G.I. Joe 2‘˜.He said, “I could have changed my name to English, but I didn’t. I filmed my movie in the United States, but I thought the Korean crowd would be more proud if I used a Korean name. The American staff members call me ‘˜Byung’. I told them to make it ‘˜Hyung’ if it was too hard. I feel good when they pronounce my name, even if it’s difficult for them.‘Lee Byung Hun added, “I’m proud that the way the American staff and actors treated me changed. I felt proud because I felt like they were admitting my talents. I hope ‘˜G.I. Joe 2’ is popular in Korea. Of course, Korean movies should do well, but please give love to the American movie that I starred in as well.“

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