Why did Lee Joon Ki lose 33 lbs for Scarlet Heart: Ryeo?
Lee Joon Ki, star of the highly anticipated Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, has revealed that he lost 33 pounds in weight for his new role. What was the reason? How did he do it? Take a look at his new photos and find out more.
The popular leading man explains the reason for his weight loss during a recent interview with Marie Claire Korea.
"The director wanted me to have a sharp vibe like an injured animal . So I went on a diet for 5 to 6 months and lost 15 kg (about 33 lbs). It was for my drama but I became more healthy and my fans loved it so I think it was a good choice. I also feel like I am getting rewarded for the tough times during dieting."
He also admits that it isn't easy to lose the weight, but he is maintaining it with will power and persistence.
Lee Joon Ki was previously reported to maintain a weight of 65 kg (about 143 lbs.) before the weight loss. Check out these new photos from Marie Claire's September issue to see how he looks now.
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