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Are you a fan of sageuk drama like Hwarang and Mr. Queen? While we may have seen BTS V and Cha Eun Woo proved their success, these top 10 male Kpop idols WILL certainly make the BEST historical drama (sageuk) actors.
Top 10 Male Kpop Idols Who WILL Make the BEST Historical Drama (Sageuk) Actors
What is Korean Sageuk Drama?
Sageuk refers to Korean historical dramas, filled with the duality of dashing nobles and struggling peasants conflicting around the ancient Joseon era. This type of drama requires their actors to possess high creativity, to portray characters who no longer exist in the world.
In addition to high creativity, actors who participate in Korean historical drama (sageuk) will need to have the grace and charisma of the nobles, the strength and bravery of Korean Joseon soldiers, and even the toughness of the low-class citizens. Previously, idols BTS V, Cha Eun Woo, and Park Ji Hoon have proved worthy of these roles.
Therefore, today we will discuss the top 10 male Kpop idols who will make the BEST and dashing historical drama (sageuk) actors. You don’t believe us? Here are some imaginary scenarios for you to visualize more vividly.
Kpop Idols Historical Drama Actors
1. BTS Jin (Kim Seokjin)
Firstly, we have the Visual King, Kim Seokjin, or commonly known as BTS Jin. His perfect visual will become a complete package for his rich expression.
Imagine BTS Jin as an intellectual aristocrat who decides to go undercover as a servant to uncover the crime of Joseon’s corrupt yangban. Still, even those ordinary clothes just cannot hide his attractive visual! If that’s the case, will he complete his mission successfully?
BTS WEVERSE POST JIN/SEOKJIN 200527— Sel⁷ (@BTStranslation_) May 27, 2020
[ T/N: ‘Dolswae’ used to be representative name given to servants who worked for nobles or aristocratsduring the Joseon dynasty. Another name used for that is ‘madangswae’ but they are historical names. ] – sel@BTSWeverseTrans pic.twitter.com/EJhlw5NXvS
2. Stray Kids Lee Know (Lee Minho)
Secondly, we have Stray Kids Lee Know with his intense gaze, entering the stage as the captain of the Royal Guard. He’d vowed to himself that he would protect the King, and he would do whatever it takes to keep the King safe. Even if he must go undercover as a flower boy.
imagine lee know as main lead of historical drama & this is the scene how they introduce the main lead— ` (@lovelknow) October 5, 2020
cast him pls he’s such good actorpic.twitter.com/OjYY5r81Ya
someone pls give lee know a historical drama role pls he looks so good in hanbok 😭😭😭 is he even real 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/IoY1Iwr2cR— Aubs (@youngkbaekchan) September 22, 2020
Imagine Lee Know in a Historical Drama 🤧 PLEASE WE ALL NEED IT pic.twitter.com/Jp7mzTHgJ3— 리노쟈기 (@leekncvv) September 23, 2020
3. ATEEZ Choi San
Thirdly, we have Choi San from ATEEZ as a kind-hearted doryeongnim who smiles a lot and spends most of his days enjoying the warm sun.
EHEM Choi San in a Historical drama? YES PLEASE ㅠㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/rd6QCw5AZo— Mayi | STREAM ETERNAL SUNSHINE ON 🧞♂️ & 🐞 (@woosan99z) November 12, 2020
However, he’s harboring a huge secret, spending his nights as the leader or the rogue troops, lurking in the shadow, waiting for the right time to take down the corrupt government.
ok but imagine choi san as an antagonist in a historical drama – pic.twitter.com/rvSNNipqCp— 📌 MOVED (@tofuseulgi) October 19, 2020
4. BTS Suga (Min Yoongi)
At the same time, we have BTS Suga, Min Yoongi, the prominent assassin infamous for his skills and ability to get the job done in seconds. When the time comes for the people’s uprising, will he side with the government? Or will he fight for the people?
yoongi could be a deadass antagonist in a historical drama and you bet your ass i’d be rooting for him instead pic.twitter.com/ewkG9qFUXB— ema (@brattykv) May 23, 2020
5. Stray Kids Hyunjin
Next comes Your Highness Prince Hyunjin of Stray Kids with his rich spectrum of characters. Let’s imagine how Hyunjin will portray a deposed grand prince who was once known for his beauty and talent.
I said it once and I’ll say it again until it finally happens, they need to cast hwang hyunjin for an historical drama he’s just perfect for it pic.twitter.com/zovjfH9SOf— imma CHAN DAY (@hyunjiverse) September 3, 2021
Due to unfair judgments from the corrupt King and government, he decided to take revenge on those who had hurt him by becoming a trained assassin.
can hyunjin hold a assassin character in historical drama. he can slay it— lee (@hwngleely) October 5, 2020
If Hyunjin would star in an Historical Drama ❣️✨ pic.twitter.com/K8EaJvz4aH— jang jjang | tbsd 📌 (@Purple_Jang) January 16, 2021
6. NCT Sung Chan
Don’t forget that one cute and lovable character we always have in all Korean sageuk drama! NCT Sung Chan entered the screen as Daebi Mama’s (Queen Mother) favorite maknae prince we all want to protect. And he’s just incredibly adorable!
sungchan as your historical drama main lead pic.twitter.com/V95cGfMuNd— anika (@02ANDYS) September 19, 2021
SUNGCHAN IN SAGEUK DRAMA WHEN pic.twitter.com/DrUJw9R5D4— symphony no. 9 🎼 (@letskyfalls) September 20, 2021
7. BTOB Sungjae
Moreover, we can never have the perfect sageuk without a perfect Seja Jeoha. BTOB Sungjae comes into the picture as the brilliant and talented Crown Prince, preparing his path to become a great King of which he had always dreamed of since he was a child.
This might just be Sungjae’s ticket to a Historical Drama offer 👍💕😂 pic.twitter.com/ng1zAeVmwt— claire park (@theCLAIREstyles) February 9, 2016
sungjae would’ve loved this concept soooo much. we all know how much he likes historical stuff 😭 pic.twitter.com/LwXvkXTY4D— miya ✧ ilhoon day!! (@cheonsahoon) April 8, 2021
8. iKON Junhoe
However, just as perfect sageuks need perfect lead roles, we also need that perfect villain who lets nobody stand in his way. And this time, iKON Junhoe and his piercing gaze will be the ideal villain with undefeatable fighting skills and brilliant, cunning minds.
Junhoe could pass as a villain in a historical drama 🔥 pic.twitter.com/6VFHRP4FiS— Daniel🍀College era/Inactive era (@ChoiDanRed) August 6, 2021
Now, how do you think will the good guys overthrow him, Kpop and Kdrama fans? Will this villain finally yield and atone for his sins? Or, will he become that undefeatable villain who stays hidden but alive until the end of the drama?
9. The Boyz Younghoon
Still, memorable sageuks like Mr. Queen and Tale of Nokdu managed to gain attention from viewers due to the duality of its main characters.
Therefore, we have The Boyz Younghoon entering the screen as the playful young King of Joseon who always looks like he doesn’t care about anything. Instead, he spends his days joking and playing with everyone in the palace, including the court ladies and officers.
imagining younghoon in a historical drama……pic.twitter.com/UWV05N8nYk— nana – ia 🍒 (@etherealric) April 14, 2021
Little did they know that The Boyz Younghoon the King had actually hidden his intelligence and plans behind his façade to trick his enemies. He’s planning to eradicate the corrupt officers who have been causing too much suffering to his beloved people.
petition younghoon acting on historical drama pic.twitter.com/3Ckx9CTHRu— Izzati | rest 🦋 (@bbysunwooo_) June 29, 2021
10. VIXX N (Cha Hak Yeon)
And finally, alongside the wise and intelligent King, we have Cha Hak Yeon, or VIXX’s N, as his loyal highly-trained warrior. Following the difficult path of his King, nobody could defeat Hakyeon’s bravery, brilliance, and fighting skills.
At last, what do you think, Kpop and Kdrama fans? Among these Kpop male idols and their imaginary scenario, who will suit best as actors in the historical drama (sageuk) scenario? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section and stay with us at Kpoppost for more scenarios.
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