Korean viewers have spoken. The “dark sexy” concept — also known as that mysteriously broken and rebellious, but also sad and miserable, all the while being incredibly breathtaking and steamy concept — is definitely one of the hardest to pull off, but when done right, it is also the most attractive. And according to netizens, these five actors have such a particular dark sexy vibe that makes it impossible for them to resist.
1. Kim Jae Wook
Actor Kim Jae Wook, who is best known for his role of the villain Mo Tae Gu in the K-Drama Voice, is Koreans’ unrivaled favorite when it comes to the dark sexy concept.
2. Joo Ji Hoon
Actor Joo Ji Hoon has attracted international fans from all over the world with his role in the Netflix series Kingdom. His “troubled prince” role will continue to keep viewers on edge in the upcoming season 2!
3. Kim Nam Gil
Actor Kim Nam Gil, whose portrayal of Bidam in the hit TV series Queen Seondeok became a nationwide sensation, remains Korean viewers’ highly preferred actor when it comes to that one slightly dark, ever-so broken, bewitchingly sexy character.
4. Woo Do Hwan
Actor Woo Do Hwan is not a rookie, as he debuted in 2011 — but he rose to stardom relatively late in his career, in 2016, when he won the role of Snapback in the movie Master. By 2017, Woo Do Hwan charmed Korean viewers like never before in the drama Save Me.
5. Lee Soo Hyuk
One of the most successful model-turned-actor Lee Soo Hyuk will always and forever be on the list when speaking of “dark sexy”. With his vampire-like visual and physique, Lee Soo Hyuk is the epitome of that mysterious charm.