Han Ga-in cast in Bad Guy
The news has finally been confirmed after being floated around as a possibility for months: Han Ga-in is making her drama return through the upcoming Bad Guy, which has cast Queen Seon-deok‘s Bi-dam, Kim Nam-gil, in the title role.
The drama is described as the story of ambition and love, centering around one man’s fierce battle to change his fate. Kim Nam-gil’s homme fatale character uses his sharp intelligence and sexy charisma “to walk the risky tightrope of power.” He falls for Han Ga-in’s character, a woman who chooses “realistic love” in line with her ambitions and conditions. The character is fluent in foreign languages, as well as skilled in performing jazz music and horseback riding. Also cast is Oh Yeon-soo (La Dolce Vita) as the eldest daughter of a chaebol. She follows her father’s wishes in marrying a prosecutor who is the son of a government official, but finds herself dissatisfied with her married life. She falls in “dangerous love” with Kim Nam-gil’s character, with whom her sister (Go Eun-ah) is in love.
This marks Han’s first drama in three years, since she starred in that hot mess called Witch Amusement (which was so bad that both she and Jae Hee expressed their disappointment in the unintentionally hilarious writing after the drama ended). I actually like Han Ga-in but find her a mediocre actress; I can’t help but think she’ll be gobbled up alive opposite Kim Nam-gil.
Bad Guy will be directed by PD Lee Hyung-min of I’m Sorry, I Love You and Snow Queen. The drama begins filming in Japan on February 10 and will air on SBS in May as a Wednesday-Thursday series.