The cast of the K-drama “The Fiery Priest” sat down with KOCOWA for a fun interview about their characters. The show is famous for being hilarious, following an unpredictable priest with a bad temper.
“The Fiery Priest” can be found on KOCOWA through the Asian American Film & TV destination on Xfinity X1. Watch it for free from May 13–19 as part of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Just say “Asian American” into your X1 Voice Remote.
Cast Begins with Self-introduction
Kim Nam-Gil: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Hello, KOCOWA viewers. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Kim Nam-Gil, and I play the role of Kim Hae-Il.
Kim Sung-Kyun: I’m Kim Sung-Kyun. And I play the role of Koo Dae-Young, a detective.
Lee Ha-Nee: I’m Lee Ha-Nee, and I play the role of Park Kyeong-Seon, a prosecutor. It’s nice to meet you.
KOCOWA: “Among all the actors who’ve worn clerical clothing, I think I look the best.” [*lie detector*]
Kim Nam Gil: No.[Machine detects it as a lie.]Honestly speaking, I think I just look good… in long coats in general.
KOCOWA: “I think my comical acting is hilarious.”
Kim Sung-Kyun: Yes. [Machine detects it as the truth.]
KOCOWA: “Now, I feel disappointed when I don’t get humiliating scenes.”
Lee Ha-Nee: Not at all. I want to stop humiliating myself. I’m calm.[Machine detects it as a lie.]It’s not true!
Kim Nam-Gil: You want to be humiliated. You can be humiliated.
KOCOWA: Timid detective, short-tempered priest, passionate yet foolish prosecutor. Which one of you is most similar to your character?
[Using the props given, both Lee Ha-Nee and Kim Sung-Kyun point at Kim Nam-Gil, while Kim Nam-Gil points at himself]
Lee Ha-Nee: Can you say no?
Kim Nam-Gil: Yes.
Lee Ha-Nee: Can you? He has divine anger. He can’t stand injustice.
Kim Sung-Kyun: He doesn’t have a filter and talks however he wants.
Kim Nam-Gil: I agree. Because it’s true that I don’t like to talk behind people’s backs. And I don’t want to act weak in front of the strong. If anything, I should act stronger. And to the weak, I should be weak.
KOCOWA: Father Kim Hae-Il, Detective Koo Dae-Young: Which one of these two characters is more like your ideal type?
Lee Ha-Nee: Let’s see. [smiling] I refuse to answer.It’s neither. Kim Hae-Il is too short-tempered. And Dae-Young is too stupid. So … I’ll be unhappy with either one. I wish they shared some characteristics. It’s not easy.
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