It turns out that veteran famous actor Kim Nam Gil wasn’t so sure about starring in the upcoming TVING drama “Island,” here is why!
Recently, the main cast of “Island” talked about their upcoming drama at a press conference. Actors Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joon, and director Bae Jong attended the conference to talk about how the drama came to life.
“Island” is a fantasy action drama based on writers Yoon In Wan and Yang Kyung Il’s popular cartoon of the same name, and tells the story of the journey of characters who are destined to fight against evil which tries to destroy the world. Director Bae Jong, who has been recognized for his outstanding and delicate directing skills with movies such as “Welcome to Dongmakgol” and “Fabricated City,” challenged his first series through “Island.”
When asked about what is the competitive point of ‘Island’ that makes it different from other works. Director Bae replied,
Kim Nam Gil, who heard this, also confidently added,
Director Bae also expressed his affection for Kim Nam Gil, praising,
Kim Nam Gil plays the role of Ban, who confronts evil that wants to end the world on the Island but is raised as a tragic person who cannot fit in with humans as he is a human and a monster.
As a big fan of the original work, he talked about how he came to participate in the drama after rejecting it twice, he said,
Kim Nam Gil introduced his character as a “supernatural person” and pointed out the charm, saying, “There is no work that relied entirely on CG. Ban is a character who gave a lot of strength to the ability and appearance.”
Kim Nam Gil, who appears in only one costume in the entire drama, said,
“Island” premieres on TVING on December 30.
Are you excited to see Kim Nam Gil in “Island”?