K-Drama Companies Want To Cast BTS’s V, But Can They Afford Him?

This “rookie actor” doesn’t come cheap.

BTS‘s isn’t planning to return to acting any time soon, but many production companies are hoping for his comeback.

In 2016, V made his acting debut in the historical K-Drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. He played the role of Suk Han Sung, a young warrior with a bright and warm personality. To date, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth is V’s first and only K-Drama.

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It has been six years since V debuted as an actor, but according to a Star News report, V has been consistently receiving love calls from numerous K-Drama production companies. His appearance fee is reported to be around ₩200 million KRW (about $177,000 USD) per episode.

This is nearly half of what one of K-Drama’s most in-demand veteran actors, Kim Soo Hyunis paid per episode. Kim Soo Hyun made his TV acting debut back in 2007, as a supporting character in Kimchi Cheese Smile. After 15 years in the industry, his fee is reported to be around ₩500 million KRW (about $441,000 USD) per episode.

Kim Soo Hyun (top right) starred with Seo Ye Ji in “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay”

V is still a rookie actor, but his talent and astronomical star power are guaranteed to bring in high viewership, should he choose to act again. This may come into fruition now as the BTS members are focusing more on their individual promotions rather than group promotions. According to the Star News report, there were “many instances” where K-Drama talks “proceeded to a certain extent, but never moved forward due to team schedules.”

In the past, V said that he would be interested in playing a villain. Check out these reasons why this “Good Boy” would make a great bad guy:

10 Reasons Why BTS’s “Good Boy” V Should Play A K-Drama Bad Guy

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