6 Idol Actors Who Played Tragic Lead Roles And Had Us All Crying Along With Them

You’ll need a box of tissues to make it through all these scenes.

Many K-Pop idols cross over into the acting world, but breaking down the prejudices against them isn’t easy. However, these six actors have gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations, proving that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the idol and acting world. Their impeccable acting, especially as tragic main leads, has us completely absorbed in their films, and while we’re all crying with them, it’s only proof of how amazing they are.

1. EXO’s D.O.

EXO‘s D.O. has more scenes of him crying than not, but who can blame the directors when he can evoke such strong emotions from the audience every time? Swing Kids might take the cake for being the most tragic of his filmography, but it’s worth rewatching.


swing kids left me in shambles 💔 #dohkyungsoo #kyungsoo #swingkids #kmovie #exo #fyp

♬ wake me up.. – J-TREBLE

2. IU

IU has had her fair share of tragic roles, and it’s easy to forget that she’s only acting because the emotions and lives of the characters she portrays can be so relatable. My Mister will have you in tears, but it’s also a reminder that there is healing and hope, even in the darkest times.


#fyp #fypシ #kdrama #kdramaedit #iu #mymister #mymisteredit #explor #myajusshi #efit #kdrama

♬ الصوت الأصلي – Shad

3. GOT7’s Jinyoung

GOT7‘s Jinyoung is another idol-actor directors love to cast for heartwrenching roles, and his upcoming movie, Christmas Carol, is guaranteed to be another tearjerker. The Devil’s Judge is his most recent drama that deals with grief, and the rollercoaster of emotions throughout the series leaves a deep imprint on anyone watching.


their love story is so sad for WHAT 😭 #thedeviljudge #kdrama #fyp #parkjinyoung #parkgyuyoung #jisung

♬ Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Slowed Down Version) – Paloma Faith

4. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo

BLACKPINK Jisoo‘s first major role was definitely not what anyone expected, given how heavy Snowdrop was. Still, it was the perfect drama for the world to recognize Jisoo’s insane talent and ability to touch the audience’s hearts.


Don’t blame me #snowdrop #kdrama #jisoo #junghaein #haesoo #fyp

♬ Don’t Blame Me – Taylor Swift

5. Bae Suzy

Bae Suzy has acted in many genres, from romantic comedy to action, but her role as No Eul in Uncontrollably Fond has us all hoping that No Eul and Shin Joon Young (played by Kim Woo Bin) have a happy ending in another life.



♬ original sound – 𝐒𝐗𝐀 🌹 – /𝑺𝑿𝑨/

6. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona

Girls’ Generation‘s Yoona portrays the feelings of someone knowing she will leave behind her loved one perfectly, making her role in Big Mouth even more heartbreaking.


I cried so much 💔😭 #bigmouthkdrama #bigmouth #yoona #kdrama #drama #kdramaedit #sadkdrama #fyp

♬ favourite crime – 🙂