6 underrated Korean actors in their thirties who need more love
Ever heard the phrase “always a bridesmaid, never a bride”? It described someone who it is Super near the spotlight, but can never stand under it. Given the current production climate with numerous dramas, web dramas, and small channel productions (like TV Chosun), it seems that some actors should finally get the limelight they deserve.
Yet there are those actors who are constantly stuck and play second fiddle after the male lead. You are either usually the villain or the second male lead to get his heart broken (and in turn breaks all of our hearts). Here are some of the most underrated Korean actors in their 30s:
1. Kwak Si Yang
You may know Kwak Si Yang as the hot, scared character in “Alice, “The brooding antagonist in”Chicago typewriter” Or like the second male neighbor in “Witch’s Mirror” There’s clearly a trend among his previous roles. The man just hasn’t gotten enough lead roles, even though he’s handsome. Look at that jaw, that look, and those cheekbones! Plus, he’s already finished his military service, so fans aren’t two Years to wait for him. He’s a solid actor who excels in scary roles, which makes him a smart choice for casting directors. Someone makes it happen!
Catch him in “Alice”:
2. Im Joo Hwan
To say Im Joo Hwan has been typed is an understatement. Despite the start in a leading role in the drama 2009 “Tamra the island” this Korean actor was more often relegated to the often caricature antagonist. There are just too many examples of that. “Oh my ghost?” He was the bad guy. “”The game: Towards zero?” He was the bad guy. “The spies who loved me?” He’s the bad guy. “Bride of the water god?” Second male lead. The man is criminally underestimated. At Joo Hwan he is brooding, but he also has a super cute smile.
Look at this! Who wouldn’t want to see this actor as a male lead more often? Like Kwak Si Yang, he has completed his military service and is a very safe bet for directors as he has a proven track record in popular dramas, albeit as a second lead role. Maybe we should start a petition: Stop letting Im Joo Hwan play serial killer!
Catch him in “The Game: Towards Zero”:
Lee Joon Hyuk is an anomaly on this list because he recently starred in “365: repeat the year” A 12-episode drama that received unfairly low ratings (it was really good!). Right after that, he immediately reverted to a supporting character on “Forest of Secrets 2” and let’s just say he was gone for almost 80 percent of the show. So the conclusion remains that Lee Joon Hyuk needs more love. His face is breathtaking enough and he is a brilliant Korean actor who manages to make one of the most unpopular characters in “Forest of Secrets” surprisingly human and rootable.
Plus, he looks great with his hair up and down. This is definitely worth mentioning. Lee Joon Hyuk is also caught up in more cerebral shows, mostly thrillers. Drama gods please give this man a lead role in a rom-com!
Catch it in 365: Repeat the Year:
4. Song Jae Rim
Oh, Song Jae Rim, the second male lead in “First clean with passion” And “I wanna hear your song”- when does this talented man get his big break? K-Drama fans know his eye-catching looks after his time at “We got married“. He certainly has the talent to back it up. Still, the man generally gets stuck and plays second fiddle after the male lead. His last drama was also a year ago. We need more song Jae Rim on screen!
Catch him in “I want to hear your song”:
5. Lee Ki Woo
Lee Ki Woo is the second leading male role in “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop“ Who ended up not in drama with the girl, but in real life (although, unfortunately, the couple broke up after six years). He got his first leading role in “Doctor Detective” But the drama wasn’t very popular. It’s always about when a good Korean actor finally gets a big break, just so reviews might affect their chances of getting another role. It’s a shame because Lee Ki Woo has fantastic acting skills and a pretty good body.
He is also a full 193 centimeters tall. Look at that height! Imagine bending down to play a shorter female lead in a rom-com. Wow, I’d pay his salary just to see this. The man deserves more opportunities than the leading Korean actor.
Catch him in “Doctor Detective”:
6. Lee Soo Hyuk
Finally, we come to Lee Soo Hyuk and his stunning vampire-like facial features. It’s only fitting that I played a vampire in “The scholar who walks the night” What’s not so fitting are the numerous antagonistic and second male lead roles that have been offered to him since then. It’s almost like someone looking at his face and deciding that it is only good for one thing: the second lead role. Whoever made this decision is not the best at casting.
Lee Soo Hyuk’s traits are certainly noteworthy, but they are not the sum total of his acting skills. He has great emotional reach and can be extremely cute or sexy if necessary. Like every Korean actor on this list, he’s completed his military service, is unmarried, and is therefore a marketable choice as a male lead actor. Let’s hope 2021 is his year!
Catch him in “Born Again”:
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