10 Completely lovable Korean actors we want to steal as our best friends
Have you ever been watching a K-drama or a reality show and found yourself wishing that you could somehow become BFFs with the actors in the show? Sure, K-dramas are filled with pretty people, but I'm talking about the actors and actresses who exude a lovable aura that is completely irresistible. Now, I don't condone kidnapping, but here are 10 Korean actors and actresses I sometimes wish I could steal away and keep as my best friend forever. (Wouldn't that make a great K-drama plot?)
Park Bo Young is incredibly tiny and adorable, but, as her Oh My Ghostess performance proves, she just packs a higher concentration of awesomeness than most people. Not only is she extremely talented, but she's so charming in interviews and her rare variety show appearances (like the upcoming episode of Running Man) that I would love to hang out with her all day, every day.
I have to admit that sometimes I have to restrain myself from reaching out at my computer to pat D.O. on the head. How could you not have a smile on your face with this kid on the screen?
There is something so infectious about Eunji's smile. I first fell in love with her in Answer Me 1997, and even if she's in a show where the plot is nonsense (*cough* Trot Lovers *cough*), she still radiates on the screen. I know that her Cheer Up! character isn't real, but if she were, I would fly to Korea and befriend her right now! I love Yeon Doo's combination of enthusiasm and loyalty, and Eunji's presence just breathes life into the character.
If Lee Kwang Soo and I were besties, we would never stop laughing! I can only imagine the adventures I could have with everyone's favorite Giraffe.
IU strikes me as the kind of friend who would be perfect to comfort you when you're sad. Her soothing voice and gentle presence would just wash those troubles away! Plus, can you imagine how much fun it would be to go to a noraebang with her? Sign me up!
6. Lee Hong Ki
Oh, Hong Ki — giving me third lead syndrome in You're Beautiful and never letting go. He would be the life of the party on his own, but when you consider that a friendship with him also includes access to all of his many pet kitties and puppies, it's a no-brainer.
7. Song Ji Hyo
Song Ji Hyo and I are best friend soulmates from a past life — she just doesn't know it yet. If someone wants to let her know, I'll be waiting patiently for her call.
8. Choi Siwon
Confession time: I may or may not have an entire folder on my computer dedicated to every ridiculous face Siwon makes in She Was Pretty. #sorrynotsorry #cantstopwontstop
9. Kim Seul Gi
I have already announced all of the times I wanted to be best friends with Kim Seul Gi, and the list only grows with every passing day.
10. Yoo Seung Ho
My brain says that he's a fully grown adult who already completed military service and it would be inappropriate to pinch his cheeks, but my heart says "I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine."
So that's my personal list. 10 is not nearly enough and I've already come up with at least five more options in my head, but if I had to narrow it down to a dinner party of only 10 friends, this is my list and I'm sticking to it! I'm sure you have people you can't believe didn't make the list, so tell us: Who would you like to kidnap and keep as your Korean BFF forever and ever?
If you're like me and just can't resist Eunji's charm, check out her friendship-laden series Cheer Up!