Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-gil turns into a Bad Guy
by | January 11, 2010 | 107 Comments

Queen Seon-deok‘s breakout star Kim Nam-gil, aka Bi-dam, has picked his next project: he’ll take the lead role in the drama Bad Guy [나쁜남자], which will be directed by PD Lee Hyung-min of Snow Queen, I’m Sorry, I Love You and Sangdoo, Let’s Go To School. (The drama was also a possible contender for being Lee Min-ho’s comeback, but as we know, he chose Personal Taste instead. I’m pretty satisfied on both ends of this one.)

Bad Guy is a melodrama that tells the story of a modern man’s path to achieving his secret ambitions. The role calls for Kim Nam-gil to be “masculine but also sexy” as a bold man with his eye on becoming a third-generation chaebol; he uses his considerable skills and smarts to take over a chaebol group.

The drama is aiming to air in the first half of 2010; aside from Kim, the production is still casting the other lead male and female roles.

Via Joy News

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107 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Asarako

    his so cute!!!

  2. wananie

    i love you kim nam gil

  3. paula253

    “masculine but also sexy” — lol. like those 2 things are at odds. ^^

    photo– love! looking forward to 나쁜남자. that’s how i like my 남자 kekeke.

    JB… happy bday perhaps???

  4. djes

    “masculine but also sexy”
    I thought masculine will always be sexy?

    anyway, i agree with you, Javabeans, I’m also satisfied on both ends of this one

  5. eunha

    Yes! I’m excited and can’t wait for the drama~

  6. Lisa

    I can’t wait. I turned into a Kim Nam Gil fan-girl after his Bidam performance.

  7. momosan

    “The role calls for Kim Nam-gil to be “masculine but also sexy” ”

    Not a problem, as far as I can see!

  8. Reese

    Hmm, just for Kim Nam-gil, I’ll be tuning into this one. I haven’t even finished Queen Seon Duk and I can see why so many people would fangirl over him. I don’t even need to know who else will be in this or what it’s about.

    Though, I have to admit I think I prefer him in Queen Seon Duk look-wise. That picture of him on his drama-wiki page doesn’t work in his favor in my opinion…I hope he looks just as hot as he did as Bidam in this new drama.

  9. ockoala

    @ Reese

    I haven’t even watched QSD and I can tell why people are fangirling him left and right. He’s got that aura and charisma that just shines through, even in stills.

    This is awesome news, JB! A lead role, in an interesting project. Best of luck to KMG, I’m definitely going to check him out. I’ve got a soft spot for second lead baddies who steal the drama, it appears that these type of guys are much tastier than the vanilla lead character when done right.

  10. 10 Quidam

    I thought he was going to the army in March, guess not.

    Anywho, I just finished watching his movie ‘No Regrets’ and I’m currently on a KNG high so you bet I’ll be watching this.

  11. 11 C

    Kim Nam Gil!!!! So excited…

  12. 12 eclipse

    I thought it`s still uncorfirmed whether he`ll take this drama or not..i guess he does! Yeyy! I looove this guy!!! I`m happy he finally got leading role in the drama..well he practically stole the lead role in Queen Seondeok…sorry for UTW fans…I love him even more when meeting him in person…Appa,saranghae!!

  13. 13 krnkimbap

    YES!!!! JB you have just made my night!!! I am so super happy, I don’t know what to do with myself. Oh be still, my beating heart!

  14. 14 jo

    he’s my man…<3

  15. 15 paula253

    @Quidam,

    thanks for mentioning “No Regret.” cool film. worth another look. ^^

  16. 16 Taohua

    Awesome…and I had thought he was going to have to do his mandatory service soon. Will definitely be tuning in! KNG FTW :)

  17. 17 Anonymous

    I hope he will act with lee yo won again..

  18. 18 Celest

    Bidam!! <3 Yay for KNG! And a leading role too! I don't usually express my inner fangirl very much but this guy definitely deserves it. Thank you Lee MinHo for not taking this one since I believe KNG is able to pull off the "masculine but sexy" look.

  19. 19 int2

    yeyyyy..Bidam is back lol…Hope this year turns out to be good one for dramas. I’m looking forward to Bad Guy and Personal Taste and hopefully a drama from Bi (Pleaaasee!!) lol

  20. 20 pabo ceo reom

    I’m glad it worked out that way. Lee Min-ho sounds more suitable for the other drama and Kim Nam-gil this.

  21. 21 vis

    Weeeee! I’m so happy to hear that! Kim Nam-gil also won me over thanks to his awesome Bidam performance <3 He was definitely a breath of fresh air when he entered that show.

    I haven't seen any of his modern dramas, but from the pics I've seen I have to say that I rather dislikes the modern hairstyles he's had. His long hairstyle in Queen Seonduk suits him the best! Too bad he probably won't keep it for Bad Guy (gosh I sound so superficial, but there you have it… I still love the actor!)

    Definitely keeping an eye on this one :)

    btw, a question… What is "chaebol"? I feel like I should know this term already, but I can't recall the translation…

  22. 22 fionnula

    ‘Masculine but sexy’ – he doesn’t even need to do anything. He already fulfills the role. Why are there so many hotties in the korean entertainment industry – this is why i always end up watching so many kdramas

  23. 23 eclipse

    JB,

    So the story change? From your previous news, http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/11/lee-min-ho-considers-new-drama-role/ ,
    i quote “Contrasting with his ridiculously rich and pampered Gu Jun-pyo character in the drama that made him famous, Boys Before Flowers, this drama’s hero grew up poor and becomes an action school stuntman. Bad Guy is aiming to hit broadcast airwaves next spring.” This one doesn`t look interesting. Although the new one kinda typical, but it`s more promising, and with KNG it`ll be more interesting…

  24. 24 lastsummer

    I’m currently obsessed with him! Finishing QSD soon and still can’t get enough of him. I’m glad that his popularity is rising.

  25. 25 belleza

    POOR BIDAM!!!! :( :( :(

    (And, yes, I think I’m going to keep doing this until Kim Nam Gil’s show arrives. I’m still seriously haunted by Episode 62. :( :( :( )

    Turns out Kim Nam Gil’s military date is around fall 2010, so he’s going to get his well-deserved shot at Hallyu stardom (thanks to his film No Regret, he’s already had a Japanese fanmeeting.)

    Having said that, I’m not especially happy that he opted to do a melodrama (well, hey, it’s the director of MiSa, Snow Queen, Sang Do, and partially of Winter Sonata.) I’ve seen KNG in other parts prior to Queen Seon Duk, and he never really stood out because he was always cast as a serious guy. (And KNG tends to have a melancholy aura about him, as such.) I never knew he had a panache for comedy or “you so crazy I wanna have your baby!” sexiness until his star-turn as (Poor) Bidam.

    All the same, I’m glad he’s finally gotten his shot at being a lead. And if they’re crazy(like a fox?) enough to cast Lee Yo Won, I’ll go nuts. (I mean, hey, if Don Yi is doing it, why not Bad Guy?)

  26. 26 momosan

    @Belleza –
    Hey, I’m still suffering through it because the rest of the family is watching on MBC America. Which means it’s on again tonight, I think up to ep 55 now. I hide, but you can’t avoid it…..
    ALAS! POOR BIDAM!!!! :-(

    Have you seen Modern Boy? He’s oddly sinister in that, not so mention smexy as all get out in period costume.

  27. 27 eclipse

    @Belleza
    I think it`s Bidam curse lol…

    If you want to see him in really period costume, Portrait of Beauty it`s the movie! His character in that movie kinda like Bidam, but more to his joking around side…

  28. 28 dramafan

    @Belleza

    I am also haunted by ep 62. Just finished watching QSD last night. What a way for Bi Dam to exit…I couldn’t get over it. Such a memorable character just like Mishil. Love his long hair look and all those “I-Love-You” look he gave to seonduk in the drama.

    Didn’t know about KNG until this drama, and now I am a fan. Looking forward to see his new drama and hope it will solidify his status as a lead actor.

  29. 29 KNG fans

    wow wondering he act like mishil and bad Bi Dam in QSD ,,, has ambitions to get what he want,,, that would be nice if his character also little mad,,, like Bi Dam haha >.</
    And hopefully "BAD GUY" gonna smash a HIT!

  30. 30 jhenals

    ,anyeong hasiyeo.

  31. 31 raa

    I

    love

    kim

    nam

    gil

    because

    he

    was

    very

    handsome

    and

    I

    could

    never

    have

    patience

    to

    wait

    for

    any

    film

    about

    him

  32. 32 anna from Philippines

    he is good being bad…

    I mean, good or bad guy it doesn’t matter because he always gives his passion and remarkable performance in every role he plays…

    Good luck! I’m looking forward to see it…

  33. 33 mayflor from philippines

    hi in just 3 days i finish all the episode of the drama not even sleeping i just sleep only few hours then continue again watching im so happy to see your role your really good actor you can be a good and turn to bad also can act innocent but im so upset when the director just finish that u will be dead i mean not happy ending its tragedy thats why i think i want more from your movie also for director its really really nice drama but please direct don’t kill the expected to be happy ending hehe joke but still i enjoy and i appreciate it…i salute u all you made drama hope see u have more movie and drama bidam and dokmaen by the way i like munno there and also chilsuk that fallen in love showa …kin nam gil u like jerry yan u both have similarity..God bless hope see u in personal

    may flor

  34. 34 Nchie

    I can’t wait to see him again

  35. 35 Anonymous

    I LOVE YOU BIDAM

  36. 36 LHING

    I LOVE YOU BIDAM, i feel in love with you since i watch the queen seondook….but its a sad ending….

  37. 37 elyssa

    his very cute and very nice in acting!

  38. 38 ghian

    the ending was so bad!why did he have to die?my heart really ache when i saw him bursting with blood on his eye and mouth,it felt really real.

    i love you kim nam gil :D

  39. 39 ghian

    is he’s hair really long?or is it just wig?cause he’s longed hair in many of his picz..

  40. 40 irene

    can’t wait for the next project BAD GUY , Nam Gil Bannnnnzaiiiiiii….
    2009 is bless year for u i think, but this year or next year is not easy , so busy and tired so KIM NAM GIL Fighting…………………

  41. 41 cohji caira

    i really like him. . . you rock my world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 42 junivel

    my gosh!.. kim nam gil is so cuuuteeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!.. Love him!..

  43. 43 siscalee

    wouuuuuuuuuuu, cuakepnyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    GBU

  44. 44 Anonymous

    He’s not just an actor. He’s an humatarian who said ‘my destined is to help people in need’

    The first appearing in QSD ep.21, i just fell in love with his charism n his play role as Bidam. Then i heard her voice on Can’t I Love You, QSD’s soundtrack. I fell in love deeper.

    Beside that, he just came from Haiti to help people there, and also just came to my country Indonesia to serve the homeless kids and build their home. He carried food and help the people to build their house by my self!! I never heard another korean actor do this! What a big heart actor. Good acting, good heart, good voice, and for sure good looking.

    No reason for falling in love with him. It just happen, and so depply in love with him. I wish i cud meet him some day :) i wish u read my message oppa kim nam gil ! And i wish you have a great holiday in Bali!!

  45. 45 Anonymous

    He’s not just an actor. He’s an truly humatarian who said ‘my destined is to help people in need’

    The first appearing in QSD ep.21, i just fell in love with his charism n his play role as Bidam. Then i heard her voice on Can’t I Love You, QSD’s soundtrack. I fell in love deeper.

    Beside that, he just came from Haiti to help people there, and also just came to my country Indonesia to serve the homeless kids and build their home. He carried food and help the people to build their house by my self!! I never heard another korean actor do this! What a big heart actor. Good acting, good heart, good voice, and for sure good looking.

    No reason for falling in love with him. It just happen, and so depply in love with him. I wish i cud meet him some day :) i wish u read my message oppa kim nam gil ! And i wish you have a great holiday in Bali!!

  46. 46 che23Bidam

    Kim Nam Gil you are an awesome man….I really love your character in Queen Seun Duk. I like your smile and esp. when you act like a child.. oh my…how I wish you’ll visit philippines…your driving me crazy!!!I think I already in love with you!!!I got some pictures of you!!

  47. 47 Nessa

    I just briefly skimmed an article on naver that Han Ga In has been cast in this drama as well!! So glad to see her make a comeback after 3 years… I can’t wait for this drama :)

  48. 48 deebidam

    bidam cant help fall in love with you in seonduk!!!!!!! cant wait to watch bad guy!!! when i first saw you in seonduk i start loving you! hope you read this! love you so much kim nam gil!!!!!

  49. 49 rambutan

    Melodrama, and a title called “Bad Guy”! Kim Nam Gil has made the perfect choice, and I’m in seventh heaven! When watching Kim Nam Gil’s sad eyes and melancholic expressions in QSD (long before episode 62), I thought: “This guy is perfect for melodrama. He will make me cry buckets”. Now my wish has come true! Directed by the guy of MiSa, Sang Do, and partially of Winter Sonata (all my favorites), no way will I miss this drama! Kim Nam Gil FTW!

  50. 50 danielyn from philippines

    i already finish watching queen seon deok and it’s very remarkable.. i like it. the writer is really good because the ending is so shocking!hihi.. it is very romantic yet sad ending for me. i can’t still get over with it… it is in my heart and i can’t sleep easier. my husband is so jealous of bidam!ahaha.. i told him that they are really look alike. Anyway, KIM NAM GIL thank you for portraying your role as bidam. you did it very well. congratulations. am a fan. always take good care of yourself. and am looking forward for your future movies or whatever as long as your involve.hehe. thanks!

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