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A List Of Korean Actors Who Played Psychopaths / Sociopaths In K-Dramas

With recent K-dramas “Mouse” and “Vincenzo” introducing us to characters who are psychopaths, we look back on the other Korean actors who impressed with similar portrayals

Spoilers ahead! The recent buzzworthy K-drama Mouse had actor Lee Seung-gi playing psychopath, his first-ever villain character. The crime thriller series is based on 2017’s Incheon Elementary School murder case where a 17-year-old high school dropout, who was reportedly suffering from Asperger’s syndrome and has psychological conditions, brutally murdered an 8-year-old girl.


In Mouse, this desire to kill and “go on a hunt” was associated with individuals who were born with the “psychopathic gene.” Lee Seung-gi’s character, Jung Ba-reum, is a police officer who, in a mindblowing turn of events, turns out to be a psychopathic serial killer.


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Lee Seung-gi, who was recently revealed to have been dating actress Lee Da-in, said in an interview that his character in Mouse is his “most unique” one.


In another interview, following the finale of the series, he said, “The image that people have of ‘Lee Seung Gi’ is completely different from the image that people have of a ‘psychopath.’ A lot of people were worried about me taking on the role as a result. But Jung Ba Reum is someone who is both extremely good and extremely evil. I think that the public image of me actually helped me create the character. Instead of thinking in terms of good and evil, I want to play characters that are appealing and whom I can relate to. I felt that playing Jung Ba Reum expanded my acting spectrum, and instead of worrying about playing good or evil roles, I want to keep playing diverse characters.”    


Check out the gallery below to see the other Korean actors who played the roles of psychopaths or sociopaths in K-dramas:



Lead photos from King Kong by Starship51K, and Hook Entertainment


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