Those of you watching I Hear Your Voice and Heartless City have probably been wondering about this curious choice of actor for two roles. It seems a uniquely specific incidence of coinci-casting. Interesting to me is, even if you didn’t read which of the shows the solo screencap is from, you can tell by his expression which role he’s playing.
Kim Ok-byung has enjoyed a lasting acting career with more films on his resume than dramas. Not just any films, either, the BIG ones. Among them: The Classic, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, No Mercy for the Rude, I’m a Cyborg, and Quiz King. He usually plays quirky or intense types, stealing scenes in all his appearances. How can anyone forget his flamboyant director Kim in Fashion King who went from serious critic to sunny cheerleader as the writers lost their minds? (All four of us who watched it remember!)
I expect this simultaneous exposure on one high buzz cable drama, and one mania high ratings drama will lead to even more memorable characters on TV. But, please, get him in some better outfits than all of the above.