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‘The Maze Runner’ Actor Ki Hong Lee: All My Stunt Double Did Was Just Stand Around, Watch Me Run

Ki Hong Lee has recently revealed he had a stunt double for "The Maze Runner" but was actually not used for the filming of the movie.

"I had a stunt double that came in for one day, but all he did was just stand around and watch me run," Lee said in an interview with NPR.

In the film adaptation of James Dashner's novel of the same title, Lee plays the Keeper of the Runners named Minho opposite Dylan O'Brien who plays the lead role Thomas.

On the other hand, Lee explained why the stunt double did not do any scenes for him in the film.

"To be fair, the hardest stunt I had was just sprinting full speed for 20 seconds at a time for 12 hours a day for three days," said the 24-year-old actor who was born in Seoul, South Korea then moved to New Zealand before his family finally moved to Los Angeles.

In the same interview, Lee also talked about how he started as an actor and being an Asian Hollywood actor. Although he first got into acting through church retreats where they made skits, Lee said he never did acting in high school but pursued it on his own after college.

"I consider Minho a hero. We're still making babysits, and hopefully this is my contribution to progress," Lee also said about being an Asian-American actor playing the hero in a Hollywood film.

Other Hollywood actors of South Korean descent like Lee are John Cho and Yunjin Kim.

Cho stars opposite Karen Gillan in ABC's "Selfie," which premieres on Sept. 30, Hallels reported.

On the other hand, Kim stars in "Mistresses" with Ricky Whittle, who recently described her and their co-actors Alyssa Milano, Jes Macallan and Rochelle Aytes as "really great girls."

"This is a show produced by women, KJ Steinberg and Rina Mimoun, who are fantastic creative writers as well. It's a writing team full of women as well. And then the lead cast obviously, Yunjin, Jes Macallan, Alyssa and Rochelle," Whittle told Digital Spy.  

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