We love them as handsome leading men but we also hate them when they turn into villains. It's definitely a love-hate relationship with these charismatic Asian stars.

Whether you are new to Asian dramas or already an experienced viewer, it doesn't take long before you discover the many handsome actors who are equally adept at playing romantic leads and ruthless villains. Here are a few that you should definitely meet.

1. Yoo Yun Suk

The handsome actor is nicknamed the "Kiss Master," for his superb kisses in dramas such as Doctor Romantic and Jeju Island Gatsby (aka Warm and Cozy). But his steamy kiss can also be lethal. Just witness what happens in the sexy and suspenseful movie Perfect Proposal when the female protagonist encounters his irresistible seduction.

(Photo: Perfect Proposal)

2. Namgoong Min 

His star rose when he played memorable bad guys, such as a murderous chef in Sensory Couple and a ruthless heir in Remember. He then turned romantic in Beautiful Gong Shim and heroic in Chief Kim. We can't wait to see what he'll do next.

(Photo: Sensory Couple)

3. Park Hae Jin

He played a devoted man in love in My Love from Another Star, but he particularly excels as a charmer who is surrounded by a mysterious aura. In Doctor Stranger, we are never quite sure of his allegiance or motives until the end. In Cheese in the Trap, even his girlfriend wonders what is hidden beneath his handsome face.

(Photo: Doctor Stranger)

4. Yeon Woo Jin

Once he was a vicious killer wearing gorgeous traditional costumes in the Korean historical drama Arang and the Magistrate. His sensitive portrayal of a villain with a sad destiny elicited sympathy from viewers. After playing the leading man in modern romances such as Marriage Not DatingMy Shy Boss, and A Divorce Lawyer in Love, he recently put on fabulous robes again to play a king in love in Queen for Seven Days.

(Photo: Arang and the Magistrate)

5. Yoo Seung Ho

He gave us chills in I Miss You as Harry Borrison, who was obsessively in love with the female lead and was secretly a ruthless killer behind his innocent facade. Now, he has been fighting criminals and winning hearts in Ruler: Master of the Mask and Remember.

(Photo: I Miss You)


Which one is your favorite romantic leading man who is also a stunning villain?

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