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Yoon Hyun-min considers going villainous for Beautiful Mind

So maybe the plot of medical drama Beautiful Mind doesn’t exactly grip me, but if the show keeps adding actors I like, it won’t be easy to ignore. The drama has offers out to Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) and Park So-dam (The Priests, Because It’s the First Time), and now is also in talks to add perennial scene-stealer Yoon Hyun-min (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, Falling For Innocence).

The drama isn’t strictly a medical show, though there’ll be elements of that, given that our hero is a neurosurgeon caught up in mystery and complications when his patients start dying. He’s a brilliant doctor but lacks empathy due to a brain injury, although love opens his eyes (or rather, his heart) and begins the healing process. I’m sure they mean metaphorically; his frontal lobe injury might need actual medicine.

Yoon Hyun-min is reliably solid whether he’s playing dramatic or comedic roles (though I prefer his comic quirkiness—see Discovery of Romance, Witch’s Romance), and if he takes this drama, he’d be exercising the former as a wholly villainous character. He’s up for the role of a cardiothoracic surgeon who is the hero’s diametric opposite (naturally); while the hero can’t feel emotions, Yoon Hyun-min is quite good with patients and has the firm trust of his colleagues. It’s just that he’s also apparently eeeevil, since he’s described as an “absolute villain” who acts in the name (or appearance) of good.

Although the cast is a definite plus, this drama has gone through a number of potential leading men and still hasn’t officially scored a lead, so really the draw of the show was always the writer, Kim Tae-hee, who also wrote Sungkyunkwan Scandal (and Great King Sejong, Great Inheritance). I know better than to pin all my hopes on one prior credit, but we can’t think of Sungkyunkwan’s effervescent charm and not get hopeful, right?

Beautiful Mind will follow Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho as KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama, and premieres in June.

Via TV Report

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I wish they will confirm the leads of this soon, I really want to see Jang Hyuk acting as an emotionless doctor !!

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He was the villain in Falling fo Innocence and he was the good friend in Cruel City two good dramad,
he's a good actor wish he accept and JH too, actually the plot attracts me but i am not sure about the female lead didn't find her appealing in BITFT

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Woah isn't PSD also doing that drama with JIW and AJH? If she accepts this role, wouldn't she be going from one project straight to another?:(

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The description of "absolute evil" does bring to mind his role in Falling for Innocence. He was pretty evil and ruthless in that one.

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I actually like him better as the villain, lol. I think he does the shifty/shady characters well. I do like the idea of that mystery, so I am kind of interested in this now.

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i will definitely watch it... for JANG HYUK.... :)

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I love how he and his costar from Falling, Jung Kyung Ho, are real-life besties. They keep popping up doing cameos together! Of course their costar from Falling is also good friends with them, she and her We Got Married partner cameo'd in the first episode of JKH's One More Happy Ending.

The thing that still really blows my mind is Yoon Hyun Min started out as a professional major league baseball player and quit that to become an actor.

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There are a few actors out there who sustained injuries that ended their sports-related career and looked for another outlet for their talents.

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If he takes this, I hope it's good. His stint in Geum Sa Wol did him no favors. He went from a lovable idiot to an oblivious and beyond useless idiot. That show was a complete waste of his time and talent.

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It looked dull, I was going to watch it for him but I just couldn't. Thanks for reinforcing my decision!

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Really! I have it on my watch list mainly because of him. I will have to reconsider since it would be such a time consuming commitment to watch.

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Oh btw KBS is airing a 4 episode short series after Neighbourhood Lawyer before this. So as to give Beautiful Mind more time I guess.

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