BTS‘s Jin is a world-renown singer, but he once dreamed of becoming an actor. One of his greatest inspirations was actor Kim Nam Gil.
Kim Nam Gil is best known for his lead roles in movies (Pandora, Memoir of a Murderer, The Pirates, and Portrait of a Beauty), as well as The Fiery Priest K-Drama. Around the time BTS debuted, Jin revealed that Kim Nam Gil greatly influenced his decision to study acting, and he has shown love for the actor many times since then.
That admiration is now mutual. Last year, Kim Nam Gil attended the GDAs as a presenter, but he was unable to meet Jin. During a radio interview, he said, “I personally really wanted to meet Jin,” and, in a video message, invited him to hang out.
This year, Kim Nam Gil and Jin finally met when Kim Nam Gil presented the physical album Daesang (grand prize).
On stage, Jin reportedly approached his acting icon and told him he’s been wanting to meet him. In response, Kim Nam Gil told Jin the same and playfully said, “I love you too.”
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