NCT‘s Jaemin is known to have an uncanny resemblance to actor Namgoong Min, and their physical features aren’t where the similarities end; they’re both talented actors!
Jaemin made his official acting debut in 2019 with the web drama Method to Hate You and NCTzens have been hoping to see “Actor Jaemin” return ever since. He played the “tsundere” role of Han Dae Gang, a college student who appears cold on the outside but inside cares deeply for his loved ones.
— ً (@nanavlive) July 29, 2021
While Jaemin totally aced this role, fans have been hoping to see him in darker dramas that would show off other sides to Jaemin’s acting. Jaemin himself previously said that he would like to play a “psycho.” He also mentioned actor Shin Ha Kyun‘s role in the 2011 medical drama Brain, where he played a renowned neurosurgeon obsessed with success.
q. a role u want to play when acting?
jeno: nam goongmin’s son
jaemin: for me… i want to do a psycho role…i like shin hakyun…
jeno: what’s that famous one?
jaemin: brain…don’t u know brain? medical drama…he also appeared on extreme job…he was the boss…a bad boss pic.twitter.com/BuEkaujt7c
— 잼블리 ❤️🔥 (@jaemvely) October 14, 2021
Jaemin gave a little sneak peek at his “psycho” acting skills during NCT DREAM’s “XR LIVE” concert held earlier this week. Given the genre of “horror” and a single brush as a prop, Jaemin immediately channeled his character. Even his eyes completely transformed!
jaemin's psychotic acting
genre – horror, item – roll brush pic.twitter.com/0EvqTOG8Y1
— MN (@njmtography) October 12, 2021
Jaemin’s resemblance to acclaimed actor Namgoong Min has been a topic of discussion for years. But now that Jaemin has shown off his acting abilities, fans are hoping to see Jaemin act in similar roles to Namgoong Min, or even to see the two work together!
you don't understand na jaemin is really perfect for this kind of role pic.twitter.com/d1KhZPaoDP
— gayle | midterms (@njmyszn) October 13, 2021
Namgoong Min is known for his versatility: he amazed critics with his performance in the neo-noir film A Dirty Carnival (2006), went on to excel in the villainous serial killer role in The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), and also received praise for the comedy drama Good Manager (2017). He currently stars in the drama The Veil as a respected field agent for the National Intelligence Service.
"여기까지 하시죠 우리"
지혁과 제이의 파트너 종료?!🤭
일주일 어떻게 기다려!! 담주 검요일도 본방사수🔥
— MBC DRAMA (@mbcdrama_pre) October 9, 2021
Fans are hoping to see the return of “Actor Jaemin” in a role similar to Namgoong Min’s villains and troubled geniuses — or even as his younger self or son! It would certainly mark an amazing opportunity for Jaemin to showcase his acting skills, and we’re sure he would ace it.
omg namgoong min can rlly play jaemin's dad where the hell are the drama producers
— ñ (@yerenesaries) September 15, 2021
Imagine if Nam Goong Min and Na Jaemin in one drama🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/YYNpoP6vqs
— BASE JAEMIN 🌼 (@nanadoongifess) September 28, 2021