Justin Min is the Only Reason We Watch ‘The Umbrella Academy’ 😍

Justin Min

“The Umbrella Academy” is one of the hottest series on Netflix right now and we can’t get enough of Justin Min.

The Korean American actor, also known for his work in MTV’s “Faking It” and CBS’s “Pure Genius,” plays Ben Hargreeves, one of the 43 children born on the same day in 1989 to mothers with no previous signs of pregnancy.

His character, who goes by the aliases “Number Six” and “The Horror,” has the ability to summon and manipulate eldritch tentacle creatures from a portal in his stomach. Sick.

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“You know what the worst part of being dead is? You’re stuck. Nowhere to go. Nowhere to change. That’s the real torture, if you gotta know,” Number Six tells Klaus (Robert Sheehan).

Thankfully, Justin is here to keep our hearts beating, and we have 18 reasons why:

1. He’s friggin’ cute.

 

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Sun’s out, florals out. Thanks for keeping me dandy, @clubmonaco. ☀️🌺 #clubmonaco

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2. He’s the biggest fan of the show.

3. And he loves his co-stars.

4. Find a guy who declares his love for mom.

 

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Happy 60, 엄마. You age like fine wine. ♥️ #birthdate

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5. He’s proud of his sister…

 

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My little sister is off to Harvard Law School today, and I couldn’t be prouder. • Living together this past year, I was lucky enough to see you grow from an emotionally volatile, boy-crazed girl into an emotionally volatile, boy-crazed girl who’s going to Harvard Law School. And we both know that makes a world of difference. I’ll never forget the many nights when I’d have to wipe away your tears and soothe you to sleep because you’d been rejected from yet another law school. Or am I confusing that with the many nights (every night?) you’d wipe away my tears and soothe me to sleep because I’d come to the sudden and stark realization that you would never taste rejection and succeed at everything you touched, while I’d be selling overpriced vegetable juice for the rest of my life? Who knows. Call me. Unless you’re dating a Harvard guy. Then never speak to me again. Love, Your Big Bro

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6. He’s tight with his brother…

 

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Seems like yesterday…Just kidding. I have no idea when or where this was, but I feel like that’s how one begins heartfelt letters. Whatever the case, some things never do change. I know you’re now a husband, father, and soon-to-be ordained pastor, but to me, you’ll always be the guy who brought me McD’s after school (and subsequently propelled me into adolescent obesity, but that’s for another day), the one who’d watch reruns of Fresh Prince with me until our parents came home and we had to act like we were studying, the person who showed me what it looks like to love God and to love others. Twenty some odd years later, you’re still the guy I call when I’ve lost all faith in humanity or I’m going though yet another existential crisis; and you only screen my calls like half the time, so thank you. Happy Birthday, 형. Don’t worry. 32 is the new 32.

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7. And he’s the coolest uncle ever.

8. He bleeds Bulls.

 

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I bleed Chicago. I bleed Bulls. #chicago #chicagobulls #bullsnation #iconic

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9. And BREAKING: He’s also a phenomenal photographer.

 

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I could get used to this. ☀️ #springhassprung

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Feels like Christmas. #brrrrrrr

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Never not here.

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My kind of swimming pool. 🏊🌊 #bondibeach #seeaustralia #poolside

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10. He makes the best #flatlays.

11. You can’t go wrong with a guy who reads.

 

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Seems like rereading The Alchemist for the umpteenth time and journaling my way through the last pages of my Moleskine have officially become a New Year’s Eve tradition. In 2015, I became an uncle (credit: @jasonmin_ @min_carol), moved in with a couple of hooligans (credit: @samsjchi @whoaitsguoo), learned to pull shots (credit: @jameschoi.v1 @cafedulcela), saw my best friends tie the knot (credit: @samkim28 @min_cat @jenifferkim), hiked the infamous Half Dome (credit: @shirleysaeri @mmoon2 @devoneedstogetinstagram), wrote for my favorite magazine (credit: @rosaliapark @cerealmag), performed in a play (credit: @artistsatplayla), served with the best college ministry in the world (credit: @alexchoi_la), read some great books, met some great people, and worked on some amazing sets. (I also failed miserably, got mugged, twice crashed my car, collected a million parking/traffic tickets, fell in and out of love, experienced loss, and got fired from one too many jobs…but who wants a sad end-of-the-year post, am I right?) Thank you Jesus for an incredible year. I’m ready to go now though. Seriously. Take me now. #thankyouforreadingthisnovel #happynewyear #readyfor2016

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All I need. (Jesus not pictured.) #kindlewhatkindle

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12. And keeps his books in a beautiful home.

13. You’ll want to shower with him outdoors, too.

 

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Just finished showering. Outside. #droughtbegone

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14. BTW, he’s a smart Cornell grad.

14. He also works at Cereal Mag — a travel and style magazine that’s basically everyone’s #feedgoal on Instagram.

 

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Home sweet home. ♥️

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15. We just love how passionate he is at work.

16. And his dad is his biggest fan.

17. To date, no one really knows what happened to Ben…

 

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The Hargreeves walking into @olivegarden. #umbrellaacademy

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18. But we dig guys who can keep a thing. 😏

Swoon, bishes.

 

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This was for my mom, so pls. don’t @ me, y’all. Pls. don’t @ me. – Anyways, I wanted to use this opportunity to point out that our genius costume designer Christopher Hargadon came up with the idea to change the color of Ben’s hood, depending on the circumstances of the scene and/or Ben’s journey to becoming (vaguely) more corporeal (via Klaus). The different colors are extremely subtle, and Chris went in knowing most people wouldn’t notice, but he did it anyways because that’s what amazing costume designers do. So yes — Ben wears around five different hoodies throughout the course of the show. And yes — it was confusing at times because we’d forget what color he was supposed to be wearing. #themoreyouknow #umbrellaacademy

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