'Taxi Driver 2' star Lee Je-hoon excites Singapore fans with hints about new project

Lee gears up for a thrilling new role in a financial crime drama – with an added twist of fluent English!

Absolutely charming!
Absolutely charming! "Taxi Driver 2" actor Lee Je-hoon leaves fans swooning during his Singapore fan meeting as he serenades them with his irresistible charm. (PHOTO: Viu)

SINGAPORE —The Stephen Riady Auditorium at One Marina Boulevard burst with excitement and anticipation on Saturday (25 March) as the star of 'Taxi Driver 2', Lee Je-hoon, graced the stage to meet his adoring fans in Singapore.

The crowd erupted in cheers as Lee made his grand entrance, ready to entertain his fans with his signature charm and charisma.

Lee did not hold back during his fan meeting, serenading his fans with a song and even revealing his impressive abs, much to the delight of his fans.

But the real excitement came when he teased his fans with details about his next project, a drama focused on "financial crime", where he will speaking a lot of English.

"So lately, my drama has been mainly about action. The next one will be on financial crime. So, I'll be wearing amazing suits, and I'll be talking a lot in English. That's why I have been studying English," Lee shared.

Lee's 'healing' journey in Asia

Lee, the heartthrob of many, has been on a rollercoaster of emotions. But what better way to heal his soul than a journey across Asia?

With stops in Singapore and Manila, he has been feasting on some of the most delicious foods and meeting the most amazing people.

"Since Taxi Driver 2 filming ended, I've been travelling to Asia for fan meetings, eating very delicious foods and meeting good people, and it's been a healing journey," Lee said with a smile.

And boy, has he been busy! With two fan meetings in Singapore on Saturday alone, Lee knows it is all for his fans.

"Everything that I do is because of fans. So I wanted to make sure to give this love back to you by meeting everyone face-to-face, meeting and making eye-contact with everyone," he explained.

But amid all the hustle and bustle, Lee still finds time to indulge in his favourite dish – chicken rice! It's the first thing he eats every time he lands in Singapore.

The 38-year-old shared: "Two days ago, when I arrived in Singapore late. I was not supposed to because I had an early schedule the next day, but I ordered Hainanese chicken rice and ate it."

And while he may be indulging in some tasty treats, Lee does not slack off when it comes to his fitness. He sticks to a strict regimen that includes sit-ups, pull-ups, and push-ups. Plus, he makes sure to get plenty of protein in his diet with beef and chicken.

"What you saw on Taxi Driver episode one is what I do for my fitness: sit up, pull up and push up. Those are the things that I do. On top of that, the food that I eat is beef and chicken. All those protein I need to eat to make the body," he added.

Lee Je-Hoon also dishes on his quirks and preferences during his fan meet on Saturday (25 March) (PHOTO: Viu)
Lee Je-Hoon also dishes on his quirks and preferences during his fan meet on Saturday (25 March) (PHOTO: Viu)

A never-ending romance with the Lion City

Lee also said that he loves visiting Singapore and has a list of places he wants to take his friends to in the future, from Universal Studios to Sentosa and the amazing malls.

"The malls [along Orchard Road] are amazing. So at night, one mall's exterior is super bright with the light show, so we will walk around and enjoy the view," he said.

And Lee's fans cannot get enough of him! They were treated to a hi-bye session and group photo after the fan meeting, and some lucky ones even got to interact with Lee personally.

22-year-old Saras Asokan could not contain her excitement when she saw Lee.

"I had to look twice to see if it was really him! He seemed really sincere when he said goodbye to each of us," she said.

Nur Athirah was enamoured by Lee throughout the fan meeting. "He was literally glowing, and he looks even better in real life. He was sweet and nice to every fan," said the 23-year-old.

Afi, 23, is the ultimate Lee Je-hoon fan, so much so that she snagged tickets to not one, but both of his shows! Her love for the star began with his drama "Move to Heaven", but it was the gripping "Taxi Driver" that truly hooked her. "I'm just in love with him," she confessed.

Noah was touched by Lee's sincerity towards everyone at the fan meeting.

"I was very excited and nervous. I told him he was handsome and his reply made me feel like he's a very sincere person to his fans, and that I'm supporting the right person," shared the 17-year-old.

As Lee's journey across Asia comes to a close, it's clear that he has left an indelible mark on everyone he's met along the way.

From the delectable cuisines he's savoured to the devoted fans who have flocked to see him, his adventure has been a whirlwind of excitement and wonder.

And as his fans eagerly anticipate his next project, one thing is certain: Lee's stardom is on the rise, and they cannot wait to see where it takes him next.

Catch this heartthrob in action on 'Taxi Driver 2' on the streaming platform Viu!

Korean star Lee Je-hoon posing with his fans during his fan meet on Saturday (25 March) at Stephen Riady Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard. (PHOTO: Viu)
Korean star Lee Je-hoon posing with his fans during his fan meet on Saturday (25 March) at Stephen Riady Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard. (PHOTO: Viu)

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