Namgoong Min Talks About Bulking Up In Order To Play Elite Field Agent In “The Veil”
“The Veil” is a new blockbuster action drama starring Namgoong Min as Han Ji Hyuk, an elite field agent whose perfect record and skill at completing missions make him a legend at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). However, just when he seemed to have finally succeeded in driving an organized crime syndicate into a corner, Han Ji Hyuk suddenly vanishes off the face of the earth. After losing his memories and going missing for a year, he makes a bold return to the organization to find the traitor responsible for his downfall.
In order to successfully portray his new role, Namgoong Min gained over 10 kilograms (approximately 22 pounds) by working out. The newly released skills portray Han Ji Hyuk’s strong and powerful physique. In addition to his built body, Han Ji Hyuk sports a scar that adds to his sharp appearance. Han Ji Hyuk easily captivates audience with his gaze and expression that makes him look as if he’s focusing on something.
The actor shared, “Since [Han Ji Hyuk is] NIS’s greatest agent, I thought that I needed a big physique and physical strength that made it seem obvious that he could overpower his opponents when facing enemies.” He added, “I discussed this aspect with the writer when we first conversed, and the writer also readily liked [the idea].” Namgoong Min continued, “On the days I take a break from filming, I always go practice marital arts, or I go to the gym to continue exercising.”
“The Veil” premieres on September 17 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available with subtitles on Viki.
In the meantime, check out the latest teaser for the drama below!