EXO‘s D.O. (also known as Kyungsoo) is well known for having amazing vocals and charismatic performances, but he’s also famous for his incredible talent as an actor. As someone who hasn’t been afraid to try a plethora of roles and does all he needs to get into character, including executing his own stunts and shaving his head for a role, it’s clear why D.O.’s loved as an idol and an actor. Having just wrapped up filming for three acting projects, with all three roles being as diverse as can be, we’re here to recount the 11 characters he’s played since his acting debut in 2014.
Kyungsoo’s upcoming projects:
– The Moon as Seonwoo (film)
– Secret as Yoojun (film)
– Bad Prosecutor as Jinjeong (drama) pic.twitter.com/2nPhivGR8D
— klau 🌝 东 (@kokokbop) July 7, 2022
D.O. debuted as an actor in the movie Cart as Choi Tae Young, perfectly portraying the emotions of a poor high school boy with a strained relationship with his mother.
7 years ago, Kyungsoo already executed Taeyoung character as a poor part-timeer high school boy perfectly pic.twitter.com/neCZNZ78sN
— dy🐧공감🌵leaveSMsoon (@dyAstronautDoh) January 17, 2021
2. It’s Okay, That’s Love
Kyungsoo’s role as Han Kang Woo in It’s Okay, That’s Love broke everyone’s heart, and the drama is so well-loved that one of its most famous scenes has garnered 4.5 million views on TikTok eight years later. Also filmed in 2014, it’s hard to believe that he’s a rookie actor when every detail of his character’s actions is so well-executed.
the way kyungsoo looks after acting pic.twitter.com/h7UogRoOcf
— A ♡ | ia 📚 (@sinceloey) June 16, 2020
3. Hello Monster
After two high school student roles, D.O. switched things up by taking on the role of a psychopath in the drama Hello Monster. Even though it’s just acting, D.O.’s character sends chills down our backs.
4. Pure Love
Kyungsoo’s role as Beom-Sil in Pure Love is why it’s impossible for anyone who’s watched the movie to lower their standards for their significant other.
the fact that this scene was supposed to be an actual kiss but since sohyun was still a minor during this time so, d.o. suggested to only do this umbrella kiss 🤍 #kyungsoo #exo #fypシ #exol #fypdongggggggg #fyp
5. Be Positive
A much more lighthearted film than all his previous works, D.O.’s role as Kim Hwan Dong in the web series Be Positive will brighten your day.
6. My Annoying Brother
D.O. stars as Go Doo Young, a blind judo athlete who in the movie reconnects with his estranged older brother, and with his incredible chemistry with his co-star Jo Jung Suk, the two can make everyone laugh and cry over their brotherhood.
7. Room No.7
As Lee Tae Jung, Kyungsoo’s bad boy charm captivates the audience, making this comedy thriller film a must-watch.
— lee (@filmksoo) March 24, 2021
8. Along With The Gods
Despite only having a supporting role, D.O.’s impeccable acting as Private Won Dong Yeon landed him three awards, a testament to his ability to move the audience even with less screen time.
9. Swing Kids
D.O. plays a North Korean soldier who fell in love with tap dancing in the musical drama film Swing Kids, and this short clip proves that it only takes a few seconds for D.O. to connect with the audience.
10. 100 Days My Prince
100 Days My Prince is the 12th highest-rated K-Drama in cable TV history, thanks to Kyungsoo’s charisma as the crown prince that will have you rewatching the drama over and over again.
for some reason, this kyungsoo oho! compilation is satisfying to watch lmao 😅pic.twitter.com/N6ekLEoqx0
— ☁️ (@ksoosunshine) June 20, 2022
— lee (@filmksoo) April 19, 2021
As an idol and an actor, Kyungsoo’s voice alone is enough to deliver emotions that pierce straight through the heart.
never forget how kyungsoo aced his voice acting gig for underdog. he's very versatile– he's tried out various crafts: musical, voice acting, starring in movies & dramas, singing, dancing, cooking, sketching, etc… an epitome of a protean artist pic.twitter.com/o4sAPtBWoY
— j (@herefordyo) October 11, 2020
As a bonus, here’s a compilation of just how well Kyungsoo portrays emotions through his various roles.