Actor Kim Bum has been in the limelight for his various roles in different genres, including romantic comedies, romantic melodramas, and fantasy dramas.
Despite his experience in the industry, the actor hasn’t been seen in a lead role as a love interest. Fans have been wondering why, and Kim Bum finally addressed the issue on a recent appearance on The K-Star Next Door.
During the show, MC Jonathan mentioned a post that named Kim Bum, Lee Do Hyun, and Kim Sung Cheol as the top three male actors “who would never appear in a romantic comedy.”
Kim Bum had seen the post before and explained why he had turned down romantic roles. He said, “If I find it awkward, or I can’t draw the image in my head, I can’t do it.“
Kim Bum further elaborated that other genres, such as fantasy, are easier for him to depict with the ideas in his head. Therefore, when he was choosing his work, he preferred other genres more.
Fans have seen him in fantasy dramas like Ghost Doctor and Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938, where he played different roles that showcased his versatility as an actor.
Despite his avoidance of romantic roles, Kim Bum admitted that he was open to taking on such roles if the script and character were too amazing to pass up.
He said, “I’m still waiting for a good melodrama.” This statement gave fans hope that they might see him in a romantic role soon.
Netizens have expressed their support for Kim Bum‘s decision and have praised him for being true to himself. Some have commented that they appreciate his honesty and respect his decision to turn down roles that he doesn’t feel comfortable with.
Others have shared their excitement and anticipation for a potential romantic role, expressing their confidence that Kim Bum would excel in such a role.
Here are some comments from netizens:
“I appreciate Kim Bum’s honesty and his dedication to his craft. He knows his strengths and weaknesses and is true to himself. That’s admirable.”
“I respect Kim Bum’s decision not to take on romantic roles if he doesn’t feel comfortable with them. As a fan, I want to see him in a role that he’s passionate about.”
“I’m excited to see Kim Bum in a romantic role! He’s such a talented actor, and I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”
“Kim Bum’s acting skills are top-notch, and I have no doubt that he would excel in any role he takes on.”
“I love that Kim Bum is open to taking on romantic roles if the script and character are right. It shows that he’s willing to step out of his comfort zone and challenge himself as an actor.”
What are your thoughts?