Nam Joo Hyuk to play Ha Baek in Bride of the Water God?

Shin Se Kyung has been reportedly approached to play the female lead, So Ah, and Gong Myung for the role of Bi Ryeom.

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Actor Nam Joo Hyuk portrayed the character of 13th Prince Baek-ah in SBS period drama, Scarlet Heart. Facebook

Weightlifting Fairy's Nam Joo Hyuk is likely to play the lead role in tvN's upcoming fantasy drama, Bride of the Water God. In the show, the actor will play The Water God Ha Baek, a temperamental deity who takes the most delightful woman as his bride in exchange of rain. Now, it has been reported that Shin Se Kyung has been approached to play the female lead, So Ah, and Gong Myung for the role of Bi Ryeom.

A report on Soompi stated: "None of these actors have made their decisions as of yet, although some reports are saying that Gong Myung has already declined." Bride of the Water God is a fantasy romantic comedy spin-off of the original manhwa of the same name.

Post the release of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Nam Joo Hyuk has become the most wanted bachelor among K-drama fans. In a recent interview, he has revealed that he is ready for dating, which is giving sleepless nights to his female fans.

Nam told Elle magazine that he is planning to work on his masculine charm. He said: "I know that my looks lean towards a more innocent vibe so, in the future, I'd like to increase my mature and masculine charm."

"Even up until just two years ago, I was working as a model and I never imagined I would be where I am now. I want to show everyone who I am and I think that, right now, the best way to do that is through acting. So, I will continue to work hard to show a better side of me with acting," he added.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a coming-of-age sports drama, inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. Nam played the role of a professional swimmer. Nam's first on screen appearance was in the music videos of Akdong Musician and made his acting debut with a supporting role in the tvN drama The Idle Mermaid. His role in high school drama Who Are You: School 2015 won him the Best New Actor at the 4th APAN Star Awards. This was followed by supporting roles in Cheese in the Trap and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

This article was first published on February 21, 2017