Post the release of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, actor Nam Joo Hyuk has become the most wanted bachelor among K-drama fans. In a recent interview, he revealed that he is ready for dating, which is giving sleepless nights to his female fans.
"I'm not the bad boy type. I'm really shy and I find it hard to express my emotions. But when I fall in love, I go all-in, almost to the extent of being too much. I'm ready to fall in love with a girl who will be my source of strength as I continue my promotions as an actor. I am waiting for that kind of relationship where we can depend on each other," he was quoted as saying to Woman Sense magazine by Soompi.
In the same interview, he also spoke about his sizzling chemistry with actress Lee Sung Kyung. He said: "If the opportunity arises, I would like to act with Lee Sung Kyung again and create a different type of fun chemistry."
He further revealed that he would love to share screen space with his close buddy Ji Soo. He added: "Ji Soo and I are same-aged friends, so we're very well matched. We are friends on the same wavelength who typically call each other up and spend time together when we're not working."
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a coming-of-age sports drama, inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. According to a report on The Kpop Herald, Nam is currently in negotiations to play the lead role in tvN's upcoming fantasy drama "Bride of the Water God," where he will play The Water God, a temperamental deity who takes the most delightful woman as his bride in exchange of rain.
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.