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Metro Talks With Korean Actor Kim Bum

We chatted with this Korean actor about his 2023 fan meeting tour, the so-called Hallyu fever globally, the role he’d like to play next, and more!

Korean actor Kim Bum was in Manila and Cebu recently for his 2023 Asia Fan Meeting; the tour legs for which were mounted and organized by Viu Philippines through its new initiative Viu Scream Dates.

Before Manila (at New Frontier Theater) and Cebu (at Nustar Cebu Convention Conter), Kim Bum took his tour to Tokyo, Jakarta, and Bangkok. His finale show was held in Seoul last October 9.  

Kim Bum - Metro Talks

Kim Bum, as one of the most sought-after Korean actors, is popular for K-dramas like Boys Over Flowers (2009), Dream (2009), The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry (2010), Padam Padam (2011), Goddess of Fire (2013), That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013), Mrs. Cop 2 (2016), Tale of the Nine-Tailed (2020), Law School (2021), Ghost Doctor (2022), and Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 (2023).

He’s been in the industry for 17 years, and there’s no stopping him from pursuing more of his dreams as an artist and connecting more with his fans through the projects he works on. When asked about his thoughts on the global reach of what people dub the Hallyu fever today, Kim Bum told Metro.Style, “I’m also surprised and amazed that K-culture, K-drama, and K-Pop are loved overseas. As I’ve been working, I feel like expanding my influence is contributing to K-culture so I’m working with a strong sense of responsibility. And I hope that many people will continue to love us like now.”

Watch Metro.Style section editor Grace Libero-Cruz’s full interview with Kim Bum below:

Videography by Pat Buenaobra

Special thanks to Viu Philippines