10 K-Drama Actresses Who Have Magical Chemistry With Any Male Lead
What’s a K-drama without a female lead who is able to capture her viewers with a simple hair toss or smile? In the world of K-dramas, there are so many actresses who have the ability to create chemistry with basically any male actor they’re cast with. Chemistry is key; even if a script is perfect, if there is no connection between the two leads it won’t be engaging. Here’s a look at 10 female actresses who are able to have chemistry with any male lead.
Hwang Jung Eum‘s most noted K-dramas include “Kill Me Heal Me,” “She Was Pretty,” and “Secret Love.” She’s been a part of several star-studded casts, co-starring alongside many famous actors with whom she’s connected effortlessly. Her chemistry-filled career began with Ji Sung in “Secret Love,” and viewers thought they were so perfect together that they worked together again several years later on “Kill Me Heal Me.” Since then she’s consistently proven her ability to adapt to any actor out there, but some of the best examples include:
Ji Sung in “Kill Me Heal Me” and “Secret Love”
Watch “Kill Me Heal Me” here!
Catch the first episode of “Secret Love”:
Park Seo Joon in “She Was Pretty”
Catch “She Was Pretty” here!
Park Min Young is also known as the queen of chemistry, so obviously she must be included on this list! Ever since she appeared opposite Ji Chang Wook in “Healer,” she’s wowed audiences with her uncanny ability to get sparks flying with any of her male co-stars. It’s well-known that pretty much any K-drama she stars in is guaranteed to be a hit. Some co-stars who she’s had some intense chemistry with are:
Watch the first episode of “Healer”!
Park Seo Joon in “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim“
See these two in action here!
Watch “Queen for 7 Days”!
See “Her Private Life” for more!
It could be the emotion-filled way she says her lines or the way she’s in tune with her co-stars, but regardless of what it is, Seo Hyun Jin has the ability to have chemistry with many male leads. The first role for which Seo Hyun Jin gained significant fame was the role of Goo Dae Young (Yoon Doo Joon)’s girlfriend in “Let’s Eat 2.” But the Seo Hyun Jin drama that really started to turn heads with its sizzling chemistry was “Another Oh Hae Young.” The love line she had with Eric Mun was on another level, and we could feel their passion and intensity through the screen!
Don’t miss out! Watch “Another Oh Hae Young”:
Catch the first episode of “Romantic Doctor Kim”!
Check out “Degree of Love” here!
Watch “The Beauty Inside”!
Park Shin Hye has been in many K-dramas, as she’s been in the industry since she was a child. It goes without saying that her success and popularity has largely to do with not only the ability she has to adapt to her male counterparts but all of the cast members she works with. Park Shin Hye is known to befriend a lot of her male co-stars. Her friendly nature definitely helps in her an ability to connect with them! Some of the most notable ones include:
See the first episode of “You’re Beautiful” here:
Don’t miss “Heartstrings”!
Catch “Heirs” below:
The catalog of A-list actors that Ha Ji Won has starred with in her K-dramas and movies is pretty much endless. You can probably chalk it up to her incredible talent, but her love lines with on-screen partners are so realistic that it’s hard to believe she’s acting sometimes! On several occasions, her male co-stars have mentioned that she has an intense amount of aegyo and that she’s got both a tomboy side and a cute side! Her versatile personality makes her able to connect with them on such a natural level. Here are a few of the stars she’s had some unforgettable chemistry with:
Watch these two in “Secret Garden”!
Joo Jin Mo in “Empress Ki”
See this fiery chemistry in action:
2019 has been a busy year for this beautiful and talented actress! With all the experience Han Ji Min has and the number of years she’s been a part of K-drama world, it’s no wonder she’s able to have such a deep connection with just about any actor. Han Ji Min remains good friends with a lot of her male co-stars and she has also mentioned how she likes to joke around with them. Her ability to make her partners feel comfortable definitely shows on screen. Here are some of our favorite ones:
Hyun Bin in “Hyde, Jekyll, Me“
Make sure to catch “Hyde, Jekyll, Me”!
See the first episode of “Radiant”!
Jung Hae In in “One Spring Night”
Throughout Park Bo Young’s long and illustrious career, she’s been praised for her acting ability through her various award nominations and winnings. She has a fair list of famous male co-stars that anyone would be envious of, and the fact that she’s exhibited such amazing chemistry with all of them has us even more jealous. Park Bo Young has a lovable, carefree innocence about her that would make it easy for any male actor to connect with her. Some of the actors she’s had memorable connections with include:
Don’t miss out on this cute couple!
Watch the full movie below!
Ahn Hyo Seop in “Abyss”
Where do we start? Gong Hyo Jin has had so much experience in acting that it seems almost a given that she would be able to have a connection with any male lead, no matter her co-star is. Gong Hyo Jin’s tough and spunky personality makes it seem like she would be so cool to hang out with. It’s clear that male actors have no problems getting along with her and become close to her fairly quickly. Some of the greatest OTPs featuring our amazing Gong Hyo Jin includes:
Catch “The Greatest Love”:
Watch the first episode of “Master’s Sun”:
Watch the first episode of “Don’t Dare to Dream”:
Jang Na Ra
Jang Na Ra is another veteran actress on this list who has a natural ability to connect with her male co-stars on a deep level. It’s no wonder a lot of K-dramas she stars in are instant hits. She’s been lucky to act alongside some incredible leading men who she has shared amazing chemistry with. Maybe it’s because she’s acted with a lot of her co-stars on more than one occasion, but she’s able to pull off the connection so flawlessly. Some of these unforgettable OTP’s include:
See this couple in action:
Don’t miss this epic drama:
Watch “Go Back Couple”!
Kim Ji Won shot to stardom many years ago because of a commercial, but it wasn’t until her appearance as Yoo Myung Joo in “Descendants of the Sun” that she gained international fame. Since then, she’s starred in several K-dramas alongside some amazing actors, and has us convinced of her on-screen love for all of them! Although she’s still fairly new to the female lead scene, she has proven to us so far that she’s got what it takes to be in any role alongside any actor. Here are a few of her notable ones thus far:
Jin Goo in “Descendants of the Sun”
Catch this classic here:
Park Seo Joon in “Fight My Way“
Last but not least, don’t miss “Fight My Way”!
Hey Soompiers, which of these actresses is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “Absolute Boyfriend,” “One Spring Night,” “Arthdal Chronicles,” and “Produce X 101”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
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