Whenever Lee Do Hyun is mentioned, viewers will immediately think of the heartbreaking romance dramas starring the rising actor.
Lee Do Hyun is currently one of the most outstanding actors among the rising male stars born in the 1990s of Korea’s entertainment industry. He is given the nickname “melodrama prince” for his mature, emotional and tear-jerking performances in Korean series.
Even though Lee Do Hyun turns 26 years old this year, he gives the viewers an impression that he is a man in his 30s who has gone through many heartbreaks in relationships, and experienced the bitter feelings of loneliness and separation. The reason is because Lee Do Hyun always stars in romance dramas that take the viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions, most memorably sadness. His selection of scripts is also what makes Lee Do Hyun stand out from other handsome actors of his generation. Many viewers also agree that Lee Do Hyun’s acting suits the melodrama genre perfectly.
Lee Do Hyun is about to return in tvN’s upcoming drama “Melancholia”. He plays a highschool student and a math genius who is involved in a romance with his math teacher. Upon reading the drama’s synopsis, many viewers can already tell that this is going to be a tearful drama. The male and female leads are likely to face numerous challenges in their relationship. It will not be a peaceful and simple love story like other dramas. Since a teacher-student romance can be controversial, based on the trailers, it can be seen through the eyes and expressions of Lee Do Hyun’s characters that he is filled with many complex thoughts and worries. The talented actor definitely does not take on the role of an ordinary highschool student with innocent eyes.
Since he made his debut on the screen, Lee Do Hyun has acted in several sorrowful romances. The actor born in 1995 grabbed much attention when he played the second male lead with a heartbreaking ending in Hotel Del Luna. His character is quietly in love with the female lead and willing to sacrifice for her, suffer injustice and wait until the end just to be forgiven. Or in his first male lead role in 18 Again, Lee Do Hyun transforms into an 18-year-old who carries the souls of a 40-year-old man, goes to the same school with his children and finds a way to win back the heart of his current wife.
Lee Do Hyun‘s most recent drama, Youth Of May, continues to convey a sad love story from the 1980s with a tragic ending. There is no work in which Lee Do Hyun does not cry or experience deep feelings. However, this handsome actor always does well.
The audience loved Lee Do Hyun‘s eyes, or more accurately, they loved watching him act with his eyes. Because his eyes are so sorrowful, so genuine, they made a long-lasting impression on viewers. Perhaps it’s because Lee Do Hyun has a soul that is older than his actual age, and in almost all works, he portrays love stories set in a bygone era.
Going in a direction that not everyone can go, Lee Do Hyun is effectively constructing a strong fulcrum that makes the public look forward to watching his works. Melancholia, a drama that has yet to be released, has piqued the interest of drama lovers. Everyone is excited to see Lee Do Hyun and Im Soo Jung‘s enthralling chemistry in this drama.