Ki Hong Lee gives us the deets on ‘Maze Runner’ and his new digital comic!
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is killing it at the box office, and we are so happy for everyone involved! One of the stars, Ki Hong Lee, who plays Minho, took some time to chat with us about Maze Runner, Teen Wolf and his nerdy loves. He was also joined by Chris Dinh (one of the co-creators) to discuss their new digital comic, Love In Time.
Check it out!
Meg Bonney: First off, congratulations on the success of Maze Runner: The Death Cure!
Ki Hong Lee: Thank you!
MB: For those who haven’t seen it yet, what can you tease about your character in The Death Cure?
KHL: Well, the third and final movie picks up right where the second one left one. My character, Minho, is captured by WCKD and my Glader friends are trying to get me out!
MB: Do you run in real life or is that just some spectacular acting?
KHL: Last time I ran was when I ran to my door to get the pizza delivery. 🙂
MB: Haha! I also wanted to congratulate you on your new digital comic, Love In Time! I was just reading that not only are you one of the creators, but that your likeness will be used for the main character! Is this the first time you will see an animated version of yourself?
KHL: Yes! Super excited to see how it turns out. Honestly, it’s just a chance for me to shift gears and sit in the creator seat for a bit. It’ll give me some creative flexibility and a chance to create an opportunity for myself.
MB: That’s awesome! What can you tell us about the story in Love In Time?
Chris Dinh (co-creator of Love In Time) : Love In Time is about a scientist from the future (Ki Hong) who’s been trapped since the 1800’s. After waiting in isolation for over 200 years, he’s finally on the verge of going home when he meets and falls for an aspiring musician. Going against everything he was taught, he takes a peek into her history and discovers that she gets murdered soon after their meeting. He decides to save her, risking not only his one shot to get back home, but also irreversibly altering the future.
MB: That’s awesome! What kind of platform is that on? Will readers get story installments weekly? Monthly?
CD: You’ll be able to find it exclusively on the Tapas App! We’re still waiting to see if it will be weekly installments or if it will be more like a binge release. We promise to let you know as soon as we do!
MB: I can’t wait to check it out. It sounds amazing!
KHL: We can’t wait for everyone to check it out too!
MB: We are huge nerds here at PureFandom.com and love to geek out about our favorite things. What is your favorite show, movie or video game right now?
KHL: Some underrated shows that have not received enough love: Disjointed and Atypical. Personally though, both shows had amazing casts and it helps that fellow actors in the community, Liz Ho and Amy Okuda, respectively, were able to showcase their talents.
CD: Our co-creator/co-writer, James Chen, recently introduced me to the “Red Rising” series and I can’t get enough of it. I’m also currently reading the graphic novel “Paper Girls” by Brian K Vaughan. I’m also finishing up Season 4 of Black Mirror, Electric Dreams and iZombie. We’ve also been reading tons of books and comics on the Tapas app as well and I find myself always going back to “His Barcode Tattoo.”
MB: We are all about iZombie too! In the spirit of sharing, I covered the show Teen Wolf while it aired, which starred your costar Dylan O’Brien. Did you ever watch it?
KHL: Yes – although I have to admit, I haven’t had a chance to check out the most recent episodes!
MB: Okay, we need to know – who is your favorite Teen Wolf character?
KHL: I heard that Arden Cho plays a badass character named, Kira. I have to check it out. Couple of the Maze Runner cast and I watched the show with Dylan one time a couple of years ago. Gave us another excuse to hang out in between shooting the Maze movies. It’s a great show and Dylan absolutely kills it as Stiles.
MB: We totally agree! Ki Hong, what would you say is the main difference between your character in Love In Time and your character in the Maze Runner movies?
KHL: Well, first off, Locke is from the future and is a scientist. So maybe in an alternate reality Locke could have worked for WCKD and tortured Minho like they do in The Death Cure! I’m not sure how fast Locke can run – but I would imagine he would have some very cool futuristic tech to aid him in his running.
MB: Love it. Okay, let’s get nerdy. Chris, what Harry Potter house would you be sorted into?
CD: I actually took a Buzzfeed test to determine which HP House I belong to. So according to science, I am: 37% Gryffindor, 28% Hufflepuff, 24% Ravenclaw and 11% Slytherin.
MB: What was your favorite book or comic book as a kid?
CD: I had an unhealthy addiction to “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” by Alvin Schwartz. When it got too scary, I forced my little brother to read it out loud for me while I hid under a blanket. It made him cry.
MB: Aw! I was obsessed with that book too! Would you say that it influenced you when working on Love In Time?
CD: James Chen came up with the original concept and I think it hit a chord with both Ki Hong and I because I think we just crave a good love story sometimes. It’s definitely a diverse mix of influences that we bring to the table. We chat about everything from our favorite K-Drama moments to favorite Sci Fi moments.
MB: We can’t wait to geek out over Love In Time! It sounds amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat!
KHL: Thanks so much for having us on your site!
CD: Thank YOU for chatting with us!
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is in theaters now, and stay tuned for the official release date announcement for Love In Time!