It seems that, despite netizens’ complaints about cliches and being unrealistic, there is nothing we love more than a good romantic K-Drama. In particular, Korean netizens have recently shared their love for K-Dramas, starring male leads who are extremely tall (over 180cm). Many shared their love for seeing a height difference between the leading male and female actors.
Here is a look at ten tall K-Drama actors that netizens just can’t get enough of in romantic series.
1. Park Seo Joon
Park Seo Joon is always on the top of the list when it comes to the best K-Drama male leads. No matter what role he plays, his physique and personality mean that he has this warm and caring feel whenever he is embracing his costars.
In particular, when the cameras aren’t rolling, Park Seo Joon’s height which can seem daunting and completely contrasts with his soft personality. It isn’t surprising that netizens are always swooning when Park Seo Joon is in a K-Drama.
2. Ahn Hyo Seop
Despite being an actor for a good few years, Ahn Hyo Seop has caught the attention of fans for his role in Business Proposal. His height has always been newsworthy, and he even explained that it was the reason he couldn’t debut with GOT7. Yet, it seems perfect for his career as an actor.
With Kim Sejeong in the series, the height difference seems perfect and looks really romantic. It isn’t surprising that fans are swooning over the duo’s chemistry as Ahn Hyo Seop’s height seems to fit perfectly with Kim Sejeong’s, like a puzzle.
3. Rowoon (SF9)
At a huge 6ft 3, Rowoon doesn’t only stand out in the world of K-Pop as part of SF9 but is taking over the world of K-Dramas. His first major role was in Extraordinary You, and the height difference with Kim Hye Yoon was absolutely adorable. Even when the cameras weren’t rolling, the height difference made the couple seen even cuter.
Even in his latest role in King’s Affection, amongst a tall cast, Rowoon stood out. His scenes with Park Eun Bin seemed even better. With her character’s strong personality, Rowoon’s size seemed completely out of place but made their connection even cuter.
4. Song Kang
During the past year, actor Song Kang’s popularity has increased as he has appeared in more and more K-Dramas. His frame has meant he can play any role from a budding artist, office worker, and even a ballet dancer.
In particular, although netizens have criticized his work in romantic K-Dramas, there is no denying he has the perfect stature and looks. No matter who he works alongside, his height makes him seem like the perfect leading man and the right fit for the shows’ main couple.
5. Nam Joo Hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk has always been recognized for his distinct visuals and tall frame. Whether he is trying to win over Kim Bok Joo in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo or playing a narcissistic God, he has the perfect image for it.
His recent success with Twenty Five Twenty One has once again showcased his proportions. When he is next to Kim Tae Ri, he has a body that is big, broad, but also welcoming. It isn’t surprising that K-Drama fans cannot resist him, no matter what character he plays.
6. Lee Do Hyun
In 2017, Lee Do Hyun made his acting debut in Prison Playbook and immediately caught the attention of fans with his amazing talent, visuals, and proportions. Whether he is playing a student or a Taekwondo athlete, Lee Do Hyun has shined in all his roles.
He also showcased another side to himself in Hotel del Luna alongside IU. His youthful visuals but mature physique work perfectly for his character. With so much experience over the past five years, it seems like the young actor’s potential is unlimited.
7. Choi Woo Shik
Over the years, Choi Woo Shik has wowed audiences with his acting and presence on the screen. Although his visuals might be more “boy next door,” his proportions and physique make him the perfect leading man.
In his recent role in Our Beloved Summer, Choi Woo Shik and Kim Da Mi seemed like the perfect fit, with their characters’ contrasting personalities and their heights. It wasn’t too big but created soft moments between the two… when they weren’t fighting!
8. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)
Since debuting in ASTRO, Cha Eunwoo has always been known for his dazzling physique and visuals. As he started to get into acting, it seemed to capture the hearts of viewers as his tall frame seemed perfect for the leading man. Like the others on this list, his costars are always smaller than him…
But it just makes everything seem more romantic. Even in My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, where Im Soo Hyang is on the taller side, his frame seems the perfect height for those romantic cliches like holding an umbrella or kissing.
9. Lee Jong Suk
When you see the visuals and physique of Lee Jong Suk, it isn’t surprising to know that he debuted in 2005 as a model. Yet, netizens should be happy he made a move to acting as we get to see it all the time in K-Dramas. He always has an unrivaled charisma and possesses such grace.
Yet, netizens pointed out his height is perfect for his costars when it comes to showing affection. For example, he is the perfect height for linking arms or holding hands, and that is one of the most important parts of a blossoming K-Drama relationship.
10. Park Hyung Sik
Although Park Hyung Sik is such a popular actor, he actually started as an idol in Z:EA. His height always made him stand out. It is no different in K-Dramas, and his physique has made netizens swoon whenever he appears on the screen.
One of the cutest partnerships in K-Drama history is helped by Park Hyung Sik’s height. In Strong Girl Bong Soon, the chemistry between Hyung Sik and Park Bo Young was off the charts and their adorable height difference just made everything seem even cuter.