The Fiery Priest releases character posters for main players
I’ve been needing a good comedy lately, so I’m eager to check out SBS’s The Fiery Priest when it finally premieres next week. The show has released character posters for our four main players, Kim Nam-gil (Live Up to Your Name), Kim Sung-kyun (Untouchable), Honey Lee (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) and Go Joon (Misty), and I can’t wait to see these characters start interacting what promises to be a rollicking good time.
First up is our titular fiery priest, whose poster lives up to his moniker: Kim Nam-gil is shown in a fighting pose, with a come hither hand motion accompanying his combative expression. His tagline pretty much sums up his character, as well, with him announcing that “when you’re angry, you’ve just got to be angry.” He definitely sounds like a handful, and I’m not entirely sure that his eventual partner-in-crime(busting) Kim Sung-kyun, will be able to handle him. The detective’s poster doesn’t inspire too much confidence, despite his holding a gun. His caption reads, “I let my guard down because he’s a priest.”
I’ve only ever seen Honey Lee in serious, dramatic roles, but I’ve heard that she can hold her own in a good comedy (see: Modern Farmer), and I always have major respect for actors who has the requisite range to pull off a comedic role. It’s also refreshing to see a potential female antihero/not-actual-villain-villain, and I can see Honey Lee playing her self-serving character with aplomb. Even her poster cracks me up, sporting a veil and holding a rosary in a picture of humble piety, which is completely at odds with her self-satisfied smirk and her tagline (“I believe I am in the right”).
And last, but certainly not least, is the formidable Go Joon, who will be playing a former mob boss-turned CEO, though by the look of his poster, he hasn’t totally shaken off his mob boss mentality. Though he dresses the part in a snazzy three-piece suit, he has a rather alarming, threatening look on his face, and says, “Even if I were to go to hell, I would just become the boss there, wouldn’t I?” I certainly won’t argue with him there.
The Fiery Priest will premiere on February 15, and will air on SBS’s new Friday-Saturday drama slot.
Via Sports Seoul