The Unexpected Netflix Show That Changed BTS V’s Thoughts About Acting

He wants to play a character like its protagonist.

BTS‘s V revealed that a Netflix series changed his thoughts on acting.


It’s been seven years since V made his acting debut in K-Drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth alongside his now-friends Park Seo Joon and ZE:A‘s Park Hyung Sik.

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ARMYs have anticipated his acting comeback so much so that V was rumored to join the cast of Netflix‘s hit Squid Game. Yet, he was not included when the Season 2 cast was announced.

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.

IU: Do you have any plans for your acting career in the future?

V: I do.

V confirmed that he would like to continue acting. So, IU asked what kind of project he would like to try, to which he replied, “Thriller!”

IU: What kind of piece would you like to try?

V: Thriller!

V revealed that a Netflix show changed his mindset about acting, and it’s not Squid Game. He shared that it was the British dark comedy series The End of the F***ing World, based on Charles Forsman‘s mini-comics of the same name, which IU agreed, “I love that series.”

Do you know the Netflix series The End of the F***ing World? My thoughts on acting completely changed after I watched that.

— V

So, V hopes to play a character similar to the protagonist of James, whom Alex Lawther portrayed. James is an outcast teen who “believes himself to be a psychopath.”  

When people ask me, ‘Is there a role you want to play?’ I tell them this protagonist of The End of the F***ing World.

— V

James in “The End of the F***ing World”

Previously, V shared about how actors, such as Heath Ledger, have influenced him. In another recent interview, he expressed his desire to play a villain. Read more below.

Does BTS’s V Want To Make His Acting Comeback? His Dream Role Is To Play A Villain

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