Last year, BTS‘s V guested on fellow idol-actor IU‘s show IU’s Palette to promote his debut solo album Layover. During it, she asked him if he wanted to continue acting, although he has only appeared in K-Drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth alongside his now-friends Park Seo Joon and ZE:A‘s Park Hyung Sik.
V confirmed he wanted to continue acting. So, she asked what genre he wanted to try, to which he replied, “Thriller.”
IU: Do you have any plans for your acting career in the future?
V: I do.
IU: What kind of piece would you like to try?
Flashforward about four months later…
IU released her pre-release single “Love wins all” and its music video, which was really a five-minute short film. She stars as the lead alongside V in this dystopian sci-fi thriller.ARMYs were so excited for the return of “actor V.” He truly showcased his acting skills in this new role, leaving fans wanting more.
Taehyung casually giving an oscar award worthy acting for a fun project! He's just amazing!
— LAYO(ꪜ)ER ♛ (@sceneryfortae) January 23, 2024
THE SCENE 😭 PUT THEM IN KDRAMA NOW! pic.twitter.com/1JWdfma9BJ
— THV🎄 (@Taehyungimpact) January 23, 2024
actor taehyung returns pic.twitter.com/XVc2vWe3aV
— MAYCEE ⁷ fan account (@seokjinmylabsss) January 23, 2024
They realized that IU helped make V’s dream come true, and he was able to fulfill it before enlistment, thanks to her. She must have cast him shortly after that interview!
Crying cuz this may have been such an amazing thing IU did for Tae…
He said on her show that he really wanted to act, on a thriller exactly, so much so that he even made an open call to directors out there but ofc thnks to enlistment he was out of time sooo IU decided to turn… pic.twitter.com/NC4Z7wYLB6
— 💜🐰Yoli🐻💚 – ᵗᵏ Fan account ᵗᵏ (@Koosyoyo) January 19, 2024
I wonder if IU knew what kinda MV she wants for Love Wins All and hearing Tae say he likes end of the world thrillers, decided to cast him.
Or maybe after he said this, she decided on the MV content.
Or maybe he was teasing and it was already decided 😳 pic.twitter.com/Mzc9ylHiGb
— back.to.square.one ☃️ (@BackTo_Square1) January 23, 2024
Watch the music video below.