The first time I laid eyes on Kim Woo Bin a few years ago, I thought he was one of the oddest looking Korean entertainers to come around. His hulking frame and strong facial features took awhile to get used to, but once I saw his charisma through his acting then it was easy to get used to his unique looks. I have a feeling the same sentiments are pouring in for recent breakout newbie actor Ryu Jun Yeol, starring in his first major K-drama as one of the male leads in Answer Me 1988.
This week the K-media did an article comparing Ryu Jun Yeol’s physical features as similar to Kim Woo Bin, both men have single eye lids and strong chins creating a more masculine look in a sea of pretty flower boy types. The article also praises both men for their height and wide shoulders, saying they represent a refreshing break from the recent K-ent norms of male good looks. What do you guys think? I’m still banking AM1988 for a marathon so have no clue about Ryu Jun Yeol’s appeal as an actor, but is it similar to Kim Woo Bin’s acting style in any way?