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Kim Nam-gil’s double gets face time in Bad Guy

As I’m sure you’re all aware of by now, the production of SBS drama Bad Guy had to do some mad scrambling when its lead actor Kim Nam-gil was suddenly called for army duty. That also meant extra work for his stand-in, Hong Do-yoon, after Kim left the production.

For the most part, Hong was filmed from the back or at a distance, but he was also used in close-up shots. (The stills below CRACK ME UP. No way he looks like Gun-wook — not in skin tone or hairstyle or, yunno, facial features.)

Ordinarily a stand-in is used to help lighting crews set up scenes before the actor is called to perform, or may perform stunts in place of the star. However, the unusual circumstances of Bad Guy‘s case led to Hong’s inclusion in more substantial shots.

I knew that Bad Guy was facing a lot of troubles when they were trying to film all of Kim’s scenes up front — which required Kim to film nonstop for the days leading up to his enlistment date. They were also forced to have two crews filming separately, while supporting actors waited on standby to jump into scenes with Kim as soon as he was available. However, I didn’t think they’d actually be so desperate for time that they had to give us scenes with a fake Gun-wook, although it’s understandable given how pressed for time they were.

So who is Hong Do-yoon? He graduated from the same university as Kim and most recently got his master’s in the musical department of Dankook University’s graduate school of arts, culture, and design. He appeared in the 2008 film Beastie Boys and MBC’s drama Friend, Our Legend.

Bad Guy ends this week with Episode 17, which is three episodes short of its initial plan for 20.

Via KW News

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wow he looks nothing like him at all xD hope im the first

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The drama has a lot to offer and shouldn't have been cut to 17. I can accept a replacement ...a plot twist of how he realized that it's not good for revenge when many are finding out who you really are, so he goes and gets plastic surgury and voila! A new face. I can accept that. Now I feel rushed. I still hope it concludes well.

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I'm sure the double is thrilled for the extra camera time. He might get famous after this. Really enjoying the drama at the moment and think it's brilliantly shot. Thx for all the posts.

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the double is a really good looking guy but he looks nothing like Kim Nam-gil.

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But that's just a magnification of the same still, right? They're not actually going to show his face that close up, right? From above it's not quite so bad (especially if he's thrashing around and stuff.)

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HAHAHAHAHAHA this is hilarious. Are they really going to zoom in on his face like that or is that just for our benefit?

Productions really should learn to start filming earlier instead of rushing it. Rushing only ends up exhausting the crew and actors and gives sub-par results.

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I haven't seen the episode it's in so I can't be sure, but I think that is a closeup. You can tell from the SBS logo in the upper right corner -- if it were merely a blown-up still, the logo wouldn't be there.

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oh my goodness. really?

i watched it and i didn't even notice T_T

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lmao...I didn't even notice either. haha how sad is that?

But in my defense the show didn't have my full attention at the time. I still think that's hilarioush though..... :D

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well i noticed him in that scene!! i thought: oh yeah it's not gun wook so he's not dead!!
lool it turns out that he was supposed to be gun wook

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hopefully those scenes just flash right by rather than spend any prolonged period of time on the close up.

other than that - LOOKS LIKE GUN WOOK'S GETTIN' HURRRRRT!!! :P

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Oh man, you're right, didn't even catch that. Good grief!

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dude they got me too, didn't notice cause i was so sad he was you know, there...hurt.

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i didnt even notice the double in the scene! obv in the first picture they look nothing alike but while the scene was being shot, i was convinced that was kim nam gil dying on me

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When I first saw the photo I was like "How in the world does he pass for being a Kim Nam-gil’s double?!" lol.

I didn't notice either. This is just weird. But I'm actually glad I didn't, if not I might get all confused.

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what?!? i totally thought that was kim haha no joke.

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He can stand in for Yoon Sang Hyun.

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Oh geez. That's too bad. I'll just have to pretend really hard it's Kim Nam-gil. Just like pretending there's a good solid, holeless plot. And the two genius detectives? I'm not just pretending, I'm in sheer denial. Oy!

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this just spoils thingss.... he looks nothing like him....... i wish i hadn't read this news on dramabeans. that way, i could at least pretend it was kim nam gil who was lying dead on that hospital bed.......... :((

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Ohh people come on! They just show his back!!! Lol I think in episode 15 he did a scene, I think it is him because even though they didn't show his face it didn't seemed KNG. xD but still in this scene that you posted I didn't noticed who was who.. and omg! I already watched episode 16 and don't worry KNG is still there.. well he didn't show up so much in episode 15 and 16, they used "that" as a excuse to not show him too much. But still, I'm enjoying it a lot.

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I was soooooo

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Why did Kim Nam Gil's enlistment summons have to come when he was in the middle of filming Bad Guy?? If only it came, like, a month later, or if only the Korean army could have given a one month extension......Bad Guy is such a polished, well edited, well acted, well scripted, well designed (setting, clothes, makeup) drama. But Kim Nam Gil's sudden enlistment has not only deprived us of THREE episodes but I feel like the latest plot twist, which seems to have come straight out of a makjang drama, and other factors, such as the screen time Kim Nam Gil gets, is the direct result of Kim Nam Gil having to drop out of the drama so quickly~~
Soooo.....I'm disgruntled that the drama I've been enjoying, the first I've liked in about a year and a half, has been cut short so unceremoniously TT_TT

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LOL i didn't even notice. i should be ashamed of myself.

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i wonder how they will explain away the double looking not very much like KNG?? maybe Gunwook gets his face smashed in and had plastic surgery??

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he looks more like an asian russell brand o.o

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Well, if the double has already been in close-ups, I didn't notice. but when I saw the main pic for this article I was thinking WTF KOREAN RUSSEL BRAND?! anyone else see it? am I crazy?

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lol, Christy, I just saw your comment. we're on the same page :-P

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Must remind myself to suspend reality. "It's all make believe. It's all make believe."

Oh whatever. I just need to know how they end this show. it's a little too late to turn around now.

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It flashes quickly which why many missed he's the double....they're banking on our eyes seeing what we want to see and they succeeded with many except JB :) and why is GW's double without mustache? Or may be it's part of their secret plan bodies switched in transit? LOL

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This dude looks like Hwang Woo Seul Hye's long lost brother or something... anyone else see the resemblance?

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Maybe they think "he has a scruffy moustache + beard, so does Kim Nam-gil, so they obviously look identical". Because... I read the post title, saw the first picture, reread the post title, looked at the picture again, and thought "wait, who am I looking at?"

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haha, i saw that in ep15. Did not even realise he is a double. Guess u need to be really quick to spot that since the scene lasts less than a min.

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Isn't it ironic that Gunwook in the first episodes mentioned to the bimbo Hye Joo that he as a stand-in wouldn't appear on TV at all, and now his stand-in in real life manage to appear on TV? It seems like KNG's luck is spilling over to others.

Now I'm going to be suspicious everytime I see backview, sideview, farview, darkened-room view and other obscured view of Gunwook, that might not be KNG I'm seeing.

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Also this guy looks like he had a lot of plastic surgery.

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no this sucks i want kim nam gil he is good in acting

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I think he kind of looks like lee dong wook.

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He's hot! O.O Dang, what a hunk!

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Man !! I didn't notice !! although I was a bit suspecious but didn't think that he was a double ~
good job !

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@ Simmy & Christy - right on! I thought the same thing!

Holy Hell...even that hair looks oh-so fake! Come on, casting & production people..we really do watch this stuff! How insulting but dang it --I'll still continue to watch!

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lol i didn't realize it either when i watched....i was too focused on the equipment

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hey guys
the dude who is the stand doesn't look like kim nam gil very close but from afar
maybe???
anyway
regardless of his army enlistment
i wonder how the story will end
will have to wait for subs shortly before being able to watch it
but if anyone already knows kim nam gil's enlistment
he postponed after his successful performance in some historical drama which i wont watch, sorry not my thing, and dramabeans documented it
and his enlistment is part of being a south korean citizen
i think the reason why they have elistment is to protect the border from the north korean if when they get attacked

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WHO CARES IF HE HIS DOUBLED?... I MEAN, I CAN ACCEPT!!!! ...If it for the benefit of the show and for the fans of KNG, why not??? Ggrrrrr!!! too bad it will end this week... BUT I'M SURE IT WOULD WILL BE A GOOD ENDING!!!...

I MISS OPPA!!!

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Ah! No wonder! It didn't feel right.. I knew something was different.... It wasn't kng after all...aish
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ang I was like ..nam gil looks....... aah never mind
o.O
I MISS KNG!!! so freaking bad!

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Why not use kng's lil brother instead?... I wanna see hi, lol

anyway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjllxfTzhc
from way back 2005
kng ..you sexy crack crack crack

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He's freaking hot so I'll let this slide ROFL FREAKING HOT DAMN. Like that. So yah, nom show him some more, less stuff obstructing his lucious hair and face plz kthnx

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wait thats not even supposed to be kim namgil/gunwook
they purposely changed the guy because gunwook is still alive(not trying to spoil so no details) so he doesnt have to look like him.

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LOL, he reminds me of Russel brand..or brown, the british comedian...Katy perry fiancee....no way does he look like kim nam gil

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and am sure, gun wook's corpse at eps 17 is not KNG! he's fake too... ^_^"

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i didnt notice there was a double!

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Waa he doesn't look like Kim Nam Gil anymore ...

It was a bad ending ...
But an amazing drama :D
Better than other one !!
Love this one

I saw it wasn't Kim in the end :p

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