Every time Lee Dong Wook stars in a drama, his chemistry with other male actors outshines even the female leads.
Lee Dong Wook has long been known for his gift at sparking on-screen chemistry with his co-stars, both male and female. Notably, the moments between Lee Dong Wook and other male stars sometimes even take the spotlight of the main couples. Let’s take a look at the most iconic K-drama bromances featuring Lee Dong Wook.
Lee Dong Wook – Gong Yoo
The Goblin – Grim Reaper duo in the 2016 hit Goblin is considered one of the legendary bromances in the history of Korean dramas. Their hilarious interactions contribute significantly to the success of Goblin. Many iconic scenes and lines of Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo’s characters also become a trend among the audience.
The backgrounds and personalities of Goblin and Grim Reaper bring a harmony that highlights the chemistry of the two actors even more. If Gong Yoo plays a character with warm and intense vibes, Lee Dong Wook’s character representing Death exudes cold feelings and loneliness. Two opposite elements and conflicting characters yet create a harmonious and balanced combination. The chemistry between Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo even overshadows the main couple played by Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun at times.
Thanks to Goblin, Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo also became close friends in real life. Not only appearing in each other’s own projects to show their support, they also travel together.
Lee Dong Wook – Kim Bum
Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum had their first collaboration through the series ‘Tale of The Nine Tailed’ in the role of two half-brothers. Lee Dong Wook plays Lee Yeon, a thousand-year-old gumiho, while Kim Bum plays Lee Rang, a half-blooded gumiho. Although they knew each other before the collaboration due to working in the same management company, it was not until they co-starred in ‘Tale Of The Nine Tailed’ that the two became closer.
The interaction of the two actors in the series is more real than the relationship of the main couple. Having watched the series, netizens are especially more interested in the two brothers’ scenes than the appearance of the female lead.
Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum show a very realistic brotherhood right on the screen. They argue with each other all the time but deep inside, they are always a family. The image of the two on this series is not much different from their real-life relationship. Kim Bum is a cute little brother who always follows and supports the career of his junior.
Kim Bum always tries his best to interact and comment on all of Lee Dong Wook’s social-media posts. And to support Kim Bum’s projects, Lee Dong Wook also sent coffee trucks to the filming set for his dongsaeng.
Lee Dong Wook – Im Si Wan
A special feature in the movie “Stranger From Hell” by Lee Dong Wook and Im Si Wan is that there is no female lead. As a result, the circumstances surrounding the two male leads pique the audience’s interest. The appearances of Lee Dong Wook and Im Si Wan are also much more frequent than in previous dramas.
Although the drama is in the horror and thrilling genres, Lee Dong Wook and Im Si Wan’s chemistry is still so explosive that many viewers mistook it for a “boy-love” drama when it first aired.
Lee Dong Wook plays Seo Moon Jo in the drama. He regards Im Siwan’s character Yoon Jong Woo as a perfect masterpiece and strives to acquire it. Although the film is quite “dark” and horror-oriented, it is worth watching for the interaction between the two male leads.
In the film, he can play a villain, but in real life, Lee Dong Wook is always attentive to his junior. Not only did Lee Dong Wook send coffee trucks to support Im Si Wan, but whenever Im Si Wan was mentioned, Lee Dong Wook was overjoyed and lavished him with compliments.
Actually, the concept of “Bromance” has appeared for a long time in the movies of the Korean entertainment industry. There are many romantic “man-man couples” but perhaps the one who has the best chemistry with male co-stars is indeed Lee Dong Wook.