In two days my latest release, Repossessed, will be available. This book takes place in my Coveted series universe and it features witches and warlocks this time! I’m so excited about my Korean hero! Rob "Minho" Shin was such a fun character to write and I hope you love the delicious cover as much as I do. As I wrote the book, I had plenty of inspiration from film and televsion to help me create the best man for the job. Coming up with this list of my favorite five Korean actors wasn’t easy, but I managed to do it somehow.
1. Rain (Bi Rain)
Rain was the inspiration for Rob so I had to start here. Have you heard of the movie Ninja Assassin? Rain was the lead actor for the movie. He put his body through hell to go down to no body fat. Just do a search for "Rain and Ninja Assassin and six pack" and try not to drool. The man was practically edible by the time he filmed the movie!
2. Lee Min Ho
Minho is very popular overseas. He is a great actor and has this adorable quality that I love. He’s not as muscular as Rain, but he has the kind of face that is le-gen-dary. Even my mom loves this guy!
3. Kim Hyun Joong
I first saw Hyun Joong in the wildly Korean drama popular Boys Before Flowers. He was younger-looking teen then, but boy has he changed over the years. He is quite the source for inspiration now. He has a great body and these hard lines in his face, yet when he smiles, you can’t help but notice how hot the guy is. Well, I can’t help it! He’s had roles as an actor and singer so it won’t be too hard for you to find pictures of this guy.
4. Choi Si Won
I’m not ashamed to admit I saw Si Won without his shirt on during a drama and I could resist adding him to this list. He is hilarious in his comedic roles and all, but he has the body of a Greek god. That is all.
5. Jang Geun Suk
This pick is a wildcard depending on what women like. In many of the Korean dramas and movies I’ve watched, there have been plenty of pretty boys, known there as "flower boys." These guys are skinny, have gorgeous hair, and feminine features. They are the lean guys you see as models wearing nice clothes, etc. I tend to like some meat on my man sandwiches, but there’s just something about Geun Suk that I can’t resist. He has this confidence and poise that’s so attractive. I remember watching him in the k-drama There’s Something About Mary and I just loved him in his pretty flower boy indie rocker role. He has the kind of angles in his face most women would kill for. When I think of my hero Rob, Geun Suk is way too skinny, but hands down I will take that smile for inspiration.
So, what do you think of my picks? Got any Korean, or even other Asian actors, to add that I need to add to my "inspiration" list for Repossessed?
About the author:
Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detassling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs–from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.
Look for Repossessed on January 20th!