KOCOWA Interviews the Cast of “The Fiery Priest”

cast of the K-drama “The Fiery Priest
sat down with KOCOWA for a fun interview about their characters. The show is
famous for being hilarious, following an unpredictable priest with a bad

The Fiery Priest” can be found on KOCOWA through the Asian American Film & TV destination on Xfinity X1. Watch it for free from May 13–19 as part of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Just say “Asian American” into your X1 Voice Remote.

Cast Begins with Self-introduction

Kim Nam-Gil: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen. Hello, KOCOWA viewers. It's nice to meet you. I'm Kim Nam-Gil, and I play
the role of Kim Hae-Il.

Kim Sung-Kyun: I’m Kim Sung-Kyun. And I play the role of Koo Dae-Young, a

Lee Ha-Nee: I’m Lee Ha-Nee, and I play the role of Park Kyeong-Seon, a
prosecutor. It’s nice to meet you.

KOCOWA: “Among all the actors who’ve worn clerical clothing,
I think I look the best.” [*lie detector*]

Kim Nam Gil: No.[Machine
detects it as a lie.]Honestly speaking, I think I just look good… in
long coats in general.

KOCOWA: “I think my comical acting is hilarious.”

Kim Sung-Kyun: Yes. [Machine
detects it as the truth.]

KOCOWA: “Now, I feel disappointed when I don’t get
humiliating scenes.”

Lee Ha-Nee: Not at all. I want to stop humiliating myself. I’m
calm.[Machine detects it as a lie.]It’s
not true!

Kim Nam-Gil: You want to be humiliated. You can be humiliated.

KOCOWA: Timid detective, short-tempered priest, passionate
yet foolish prosecutor. Which one of you is most similar to your character?

the props given, both Lee Ha-Nee and Kim Sung-Kyun point at Kim Nam-Gil, while
Kim Nam-Gil points at himself]

Lee Ha-Nee: Can you say no?

Kim Nam-Gil: Yes.

Lee Ha-Nee: Can you? He has divine anger. He can’t stand injustice.

Kim Sung-Kyun: He doesn’t have a filter and talks however he wants.

Kim Nam-Gil: I agree. Because it’s true that I don’t like to
talk behind people's backs. And I don't want to act weak in front of the
strong. If anything, I should act stronger. And to the weak, I should be weak.

KOCOWA: Father Kim Hae-Il, Detective Koo Dae-Young: Which
one of these two characters is more like your ideal type?

Lee Ha-Nee: Let’s see. [smiling] I refuse to answer.It’s neither. Kim Hae-Il is too short-tempered. And
Dae-Young is too stupid. So … I’ll be
unhappy with either one. I wish they shared some characteristics. It's not


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