The curious case of model-actor Nam Joo Hyuk in his first leading man stint in just finished drama Who Are You: School 2015 is sure to incite heated debates. I fall in the camp of liking him in School 2015, he is easy on the eyes with a great leading man build that fills up the camera screen, followed by a comfortable acting cadence that I found quite pleasing to watch. That doesn’t mean I think he’s a good actor (yet), he was undoubtedly the acting weak link in that drama and was saddled with the least interesting written character of the three leads.
With that said, the problem was him being placed in a leading man role too early in his career, with only a supporting role in cable drama Surplus Princess before this. I find him intriguing enough, with glimpses of raw talent that was nowhere near tapped in School 2015, so I hope he goes back to supporting roles for the near future and really build up his acting range before stepping back into the lead. He’s been all over the K-media this past week doing post-drama interviews for all the major publications and my favorite was this photo spread for Tenasia.