Often actors are so good at one sort of position — the humorous buddy, the scheming chaebol inheritor, the good-looking male lead — that they get typecast and have a tendency to play comparable characters. But some actors are so proficient that they’ll skillfully play completely contrasting roles, which may come as fairly a shock to the viewer! Imagine seeing your favourite healthful good man instantly taking part in the villain, or an actor identified for his evil characters buying and selling in his sinister glare for a squeaky-clean main male position. The following 9 actors have achieved simply that, so learn on to be taught extra about their fascinating portrayals of those numerous roles!
Kwak Dong Yeon has confirmed himself in quite a lot of dramas, from his position because the dashing swordsman Byung Yeon in “Love in the Moonlight” to his current hilarious cameo in “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.” Kwak starred as a graduate scholar named Woo Young within the 2018 drama “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty,” the place he melted our hearts along with his pleasant attraction and candy, well-mannered demeanor. But the actor did a whole 180 in his subsequent drama, “My Strange Hero,” taking part in the disturbed and nefarious Oh Se Ho. As a highschool scholar with a powerful upbringing, Se Ho lies to get his classmate Kang Bok Soo (Yoo Seung Ho) expelled. Nine years later, Bok Soo decides to complete up his diploma on the college… of which Se Ho is now chairman. Kwak Dong Yeon brings Se Ho’s shaky psychological state to life, making us hope he goes for extra villain roles sooner or later!
Start watching “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty”:
And “My Strange Hero” under:
2. Yoo Seung Ho
Speaking of “My Strange Hero,” Yoo Seung Ho has additionally taken the problem of a job reversal. Generally forged because the squeaky-clean good man lead (With that smile are we shocked?) Yoo took on the position of psychopathic assassin Kang Hyung Joon within the 2012 drama “I Miss You.” Hyung Joon is genuinely in love along with his girlfriend, however when his jealousy will get triggered there’s no telling how far he’ll go to precise punishment. Yoo Seung Ho’s youthful, expressive face one way or the other makes this position all of the extra villainous!
Check out “I Miss You”:
Or catch Yoo Seung Ho at his healthful, rom-com greatest in “I Am Not a Robot“:
Who may neglect Hong Jong Hyun in his “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” position because the scheming, evil third prince Wang Yo? Prince Yo was dangerous to the bone, with an formidable eye to the throne and the willingness to control palace politics to his favor. Most importantly, he sported some majorly sinister bad-guy eyeliner. But Hong Jong Hyun switched it up in his subsequent historic drama position, taking part in the candy but shy Wang Rin in “The King Loves.” Rin is Crown Prince Wang Won’s (Im Siwan) loyal greatest buddy since childhood, and the one individual Won can depend on — so naturally Rin is conflicted when he begins to really feel glints of romance in the direction of the girl Won loves. Hong Jong Hyun performs Wang Rin with such nuance and subtlety that you just’ll actually really feel his ache; particularly as a result of he’s such man!
Catch “The King Loves”:
Lee Sang Yeob is lastly getting the popularity he deserves after his position within the current household drama “Once Again,” which offers with the theme of discovering happiness out of a divorce. Playing the position of a health care provider, Lee Sang Yeob carries this heartwarming and empathetic story, marking an enormous distinction to his sinister character from “While You Were Sleeping.” In this 2017 drama, the actor performs a lawyer who will do no matter it takes to win — even when meaning manipulating proof to assist a shopper who’s a identified assassin. Lee Sang Yeob’s expertise shines by way of as he brings this character to life by way of little particulars, like his nervous behavior of rolling up scraps of paper.
Catch “Once Again”:
And begin watching “While You Were Sleeping”:
5. Park Bo Gum
Park Bo Gum is the king of swoon-worthy nice-guy characters, from his position because the considerate and charming crown prince in “Love within the Moonlight” to his free-spirited, youthful character in “Encounter.” He’s the epitome of the candy romantic in these roles — which makes it much more shocking that he performed a psychopathic serial killer within the 2015 drama “I Remember You.” Park earned reward for his appearing within the drama, and we are able to safely say that his harmless beauty made this darkish position all of the extra terrifying!
Start watching “Love within the Moonlight” right here:
And don’t miss “I Remember You”:
6. Namgoong Min
Namgoong Min was well-known for his villains, significantly within the dramas “Remember” and “The Girl Who Sees Smells.” In the previous, he takes on the position of a ruthless CEO whose mood results in loads of authorized points for his firm… and plenty of different crimes. In “The Girl Who Sees Smells,” he’s a psychopathic serial killer who cleverly masks his acts by posing as a chef. After these chilling roles, it got here as fairly a shock when Namgoong Min switched issues up for some significantly lighthearted characters! He’s well-known for his position because the supervisor within the workplace comedy “Good Manager,” however his half within the rom-com “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim” is equally endearing: he performs a lawyer who charitably works for these in want.
Check out “Remember”:
And watch “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim”:
Shin Sung Rok is infamous for his nefarious roles, however he’s additionally a low-key genius in relation to rom-coms. Sometimes he even manages to mix rom-com parts into his villains, like in his position because the rotten but surprisingly humorous Emperor Lee Hyuk in “The Last Empress.” Perhaps his most well-known evil position was because the scheming chaebol inheritor from “My Love From the Star” (though “Liar Game” has one other good Shin Sung Rok villain). But if you wish to take a look at a complete new facet of this proficient actor, he performs the dorky CEO of an leisure company in “Trot Lovers.” As his character falls for the latest trot singer signed to the company, comedic gold ensues. Bet you didn’t see that coming from our favourite villainous actor!
Start watching “My Love From the Star”:
And catch “Trot Lovers”:
Lee Dong Wook is so good at taking part in each heroes and villains that he performed each in the identical character in his well-known “Goblin” position! Lee’s modern-day Grim Reaper is naive and gentle, whereas in his previous life he was… not a lot. Lee embraces his rom-com facet much more in “Touch Your Heart,” taking part in a perfectionist, workaholic lawyer in a sweetly blossoming romance. But the actor switched it up majorly for his position within the psychological thriller “Strangers From Hell,” the place he performs a seemingly pleasant dentist — however as his creepy smile suggests, there’s greater than meets the attention underneath this character’s unassuming exterior.
Start watching “Touch Your Heart”:
9. Jang Ki Yong
Jang Ki Yong gained recognition as man in his supporting position in “Go Back Couple,” however he promptly switched this up by taking part in a ruthless mortgage shark in “My Mister.” Since then, he’s continued to play a various array of characters, from the cheerful and upbeat detective within the melodrama “Come and Hug Me” to the ruthless murderer in “Kill It,” the place he hides his darkish historical past behind his unassuming job as a veterinarian. He modified issues up once more for his half within the hit 2019 drama “Search: WWW,” a candy and playful romance position. Now that’s versatility!
Catch “My Mister” right here:
And watch “Search: WWW” under:
Hey Soompiers, which of those actors is your favourite? Do you want him higher in his good man position or his villainous one? Let us know within the feedback!
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