Five Asian-Hollywood Oppas Who Can Make It Big In Hallyu




Hallyu is a Chinese term and short form for Korean Wave. And the Korean wave refers to the global popularity of South Korea's cultural economy promoting the nation's pop-culture, entertainment, music, TV dramas, and movies. Hallyu is now one of the biggest phenomena in the world's entertainment industry. Hallyu is the Asian answer to Hollywood. The rise of Hallyu has brought a big change to the world's entertainment industry. The pop-culture fandom has moved from the west to the east with the rise of Hallyu.

Hallyu is now one of Hollywood's biggest rivals besides Bollywood. Like Hollywood, Hallyu is also embracing the diversity trend. In fact, Hallyu is going to be the entertainment hub for all Asian celebrities in the future. If you're a K-Wave follower, I'm sure you are aware that there are many international K-pop idols in the industry nowadays. One of the most popular international K-pop idols is Blackpink's Lisa. Lisa is Blackpink's rapper, and she's from Thailand.

According to one article that I read last year, there a lot of Hallyu filmmakers who are planning to bring in and cast Asian actors from other countries in K-Dramas and K-Movies. Wow!!!!!!!!! This will be awesome! I'm totally excited and looking forward to seeing some of my favorite Asian-Hollywood actors in K-Dramas and K-Movies. So for today's post, I want to share with you guys my list of five Asian-Hollywood Oppas that I believe can make it big and become a heartthrob in Hallyu. These five oppas are also the actors I wish to see in K-Dramas and K-Movies in the future.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the word Oppa, here's the meaning of the word according to italki.com...

Oppa(였빠) means "an older brother", and it is only used when a girl is calling an older brother or an older man who she trusts. In Korean, when a girl calls a man "Oppa", it implies that she regards him as an older brother who usually takes care of everything about her like her parents. In Korean culture, an older brother has a similar role to parents who take care of the family. So, when a girl calls a man "Oppa", it implies that she trusts him like she trusts her parents, and also it implies that she allows him to take care of her as her parents are doing to her. When a girl calls a man Oppa, it is supposed that she regards that he is in a position to treat her a meal, and you can see such a scene in Korean movies and dramas. Also, when a girl is calling a man "Oppa", he feels that he can get closer to her easily. Because of this cultural background, "Oppa" is used by a girl when she wants to express her good feeling toward a man, and often Korean female fans call a male celebrity "Oppa". In Hallyu, Oppa is also the word or term to describe a handsome man or hunk.

Ok, now let's not waste time. So here's the list...


#1 ALEX LANDI

Image: Alex Landi's IG @alexlandi7


Alex Landi is an Asian-American actor of Korean and Italian origin. He is famous for his role as Dr. Nico Kim in Grey's Anatomy. This gorgeous Oppa already has a name in the Hallyu entertainment. He is known as 2PM's Ok Taceyeon's doppelganger, and the young version of Song Seung Heon. Landi is also half Korean, which already makes him an Oppa. Plus, there are already high requests for Landi to return to his Korean roots and become a Hallyu actor. I believe Landi will be more famous if he migrates from Hollywood to Hallyu. I'm sure he will score more promising roles in Hallyu.



#2 REMY HII

Image: Civilian Mag



When I first saw Remy Hii in Crazy Rich Asians, I thought he was a South Korean actor. Hii looks like a South Korean tho. Hii has the same charm as most South Korean actors have, that is the adorable eye-smile, electrifying eyebrows, and a small face shape. Plus, this Malaysia-Australian Oppa has a complete package to become a Hallyu heartthrob. He is good-looking, cute, adorable, talented, versatile, charismatic, intelligent, and a good cook (Hii can also appear in one of South Korea's reality TV shows and cooking programs because of his cooking talent). I'm sure this Oppa will win many hearts in South Korea with his charm and charisma. And as a big fan of Hii, I really wish to see him as IU's leading man. Hii is my current man-crush and IU is my current girl-crush. Seeing your man and girl-crush as an on-screen couple is a dream come true. I believe Hii and IU will look beautiful as an on-screen couple. I also believe that Hii and IU can be the Asian version of Leo and Kate.



#3 ROSS BUTLER

Image: Ross Butler's IG @rossbutler

Ross Butler is a Malaysian-American actor who is famous for his roles as Zach Demsey in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, and Brett Willis in K.C Undercover. Butler is one of the hottest Asian-Hollywood Oppas nowadays. He is known for his good looks, charisma, versatile talent, intelligence, and down-to-earth personality. With his package, I believe Butler will melt many hearts in Hallyu. And I also believe that Girls Generation's Im Yoona will make a perfect leading lady for him.



#4 DESMOND CHIAM

Image: ABC Australia

Desmond Chiam is a Singaporean-Australian actor and scriptwriter. Chiam is famous for his manly-and-macho looks, superb acting skill, charisma, and intelligence. Fans are already comparing Chiam to South Korean hunk, Ji Chang Wook. Yep, Chiam is the Asian-Hollywood answer to Ji Chang Wook. Like Ji Chang Wook, Chiam is also known as a hero who always saves and protects his leading ladies in his projects. I'm sure this handsome Oppa will score a romantic-action hero role in Hallyu.



#5 HENRY GOLDING

Henry Golding's IG @henrygolding


This Malaysian Oppa is one of the hottest Asian-Hollywood heartthrobs nowadays. Golding has won many hearts in Hollywood after playing Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians. Since Golding has won many hearts in Hollywood, I'm sure he can also win many hearts in Hallyu. After all, he's already quite famous in South Korea. That's what I heard. And as a fan and fellow Malaysian, I will always support Golding in his acting career. Yes, I am rooting for Golding to become a Hallyu heartthrob. Yo, go, Henry Golding!



Ok, so these are the five Asian-Hollywood Oppas who I believe can become a heartthrob in Hallyu and South Korea. I'm a fan of these oppas and I really wish to see them in K-Dramas and K-Movies in the future. What do you guys think? Which one of these five Asian-Hollywood Oppas do you guys wish to see in K-Dramas and K-Movies? Pls, share your opinions in the comment box below.

Thank you for reading. Khungang haseyo ^_^

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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  1. Such an interesting post. I've seen a few of these actors in things I've seen but not all of them - I'll keep my eyes out for them.

    Tash - A girl with a view

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  2. This was such a great read! I started to watch K dramas last year so most of them are familiar faces and I was quite sure to have seen Ross Butler somewhere, just checked and he was in Teen Wolf! Thank you for sharing x

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  3. I didn't know what Hallyu was before this post, but I definitely agree Ross Butler would be great & I liked him in Riverdale too!

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    1. Yes. He will win many hearts in Hallyu. And I definitely want to see him and Im Yoona as on-screen couple. I think Ross and Yoona would look beautiful together. I think they are going to have a good chemistry.

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  4. Never heard for Hallyu but sounds like so much fun..

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  5. I'd never heard of Hallyu or Oppas before but found this post really interesting to read.

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  6. Thank you for introducing me tho this and the actors. 😊

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  7. It's great to get introduced to artists and actors who I may not have heard of before. I liked Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas and think he is a pretty good actor!

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  8. Alex Landi is one of my absolute favourites! I love him in Grey's xx

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    1. Yes, he’s an oppa 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  9. Alex Landi is such a babe! I love him in Greys Anatomy! Thanks for sharing x

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  10. I know Henry Golding. He's the star in The Last Christmas with Emilia Clarke. I think Henry can go far in this industry.

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  11. not to say bias but we stan with Henry Golding! not only drama but also a superstar in film! i still remember when rumours thought that he will be one of the james bond even they already confirm daniel will remain as actor

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    1. Confirm me Daniel Craig will remain as Bond. Baru last week I baca fans do berdebat lagi who will be the next Bond.

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  12. dalam semua ni kenal Henry je hehe. sebab pernah tengok di berlakon

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  13. 1st time dengar that words..wah..semua handsome.Mesti berlakon pun best..i baru tau nama pelakon-pelakon ni

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  14. Firstly, thank you for explaining Hallyu and Oppas, because I was going to have to Google both terms! I love your top 5 picks - I think Desmond Chiam is probably my favourite - or maybe that's just because of the backdrop :)

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    1. Desmond Chiam is a very talented actor. I believe he will make a fine action-romantic hero in a K-drama. Hehehe.

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  15. The only one I know is Henry Golding - and I love him! He's been in so many good films. I'll have to check out the other guys mentioned though. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. As a fellow Malaysian and Iban myself - go Henry Golding all the way! Hehehe. I love Hii too!

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    1. Oh.....you’re Iban. Now I know and that's cool.

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  17. Nur kenal Henry Golding je. So Nur vote Henry lah. Rose Butler pun okay juga. Nampak macho so maybe sesuai dalam movie genre action

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    1. Hehehe.......Ross Butler to versatile. Sumer watak did boley bawak. So no worries leh

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  18. wah cuci mata tengok hero yang hensem dalam kdrama dan kmovies nanti. semua ada daya tarikan tersendiri

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    1. Kan......excited nak tengok foreign actors in K-dramas and K-movies.

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  19. Wahh ramai juga actor yang ada root Malaysian. Not a die hard fan but I do watched some of the popular Kdrama. Handsome semuanya! Hehe

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    1. FYI sis, Asian-Hollywood stars by shi yg berdarah keterunan Malaysia. But most are Chinese la. Melayu x ada. Hehehe.

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  20. Sis nak sebut nama tak tau Fadima, tapi muka dah bayang dah hahaha.. adeii tak hafal nama Oppa nya, tapi hencemmm hahahaha

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  21. I didn't expect Henry Golding to be in the list but that doesn't surprise me too, he did really well kan.. will be really interesting to see him in Kdrama or Kmovies :) nice list ya..

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    1. Yeah......i can imagine Henry oppa acting alongside beautiful Korean actresses like Song Hye Kyo, Gianna Jung, Park Min Young, etc. Hehehe.

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  22. Wow ada yang darah Malaysian rupanya. Baru tahu ni. But dorang semua nice looking. Memang confirm ramai peminat

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    1. Asian-Hollywod actors by her yg berdarah keturunan Malaysia. Kalo google byk result nyer.

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  23. Dalam ramai-ramai ni Nina hanya kenal Henry Golding je. Suka tengok dia dalam filem and lakonan. Menarik betul!

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  24. I paling kenal dan suka Henry Golding. Siapa sangka dia boleh pergi sehingga peringkat antarabangsa

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    1. Alhamdulillah. Rezeki dia kan. And he did it well. Did mengharumkan nama Malaysia di persada antarabangsa. I’m very happy.

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  25. Henry Golding and Ross Butler are two of my favourites! This is a cute list and I might check out the others I am not familiar with.

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  26. I'd vote for Henry Golding. Maybe because I'm a proud Malaysian! Haha. Anyway, it's great to learn the meaning behind the word 'oppa'. I used to think it was nothing more than a term of endearment for a boyfriend.

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    1. Oppa is originally a Korean word for big brother. But because of the pop-culture influence, girls are using the word oppa to call/nickname any man they like/love i.e boyfriend, male celebrity crush, hunk. Similar to the word Abang la. Abang is originally a Malay word for big brother. But we also use the nickname Abang to call our spouse, boyfriend, and any man we like.

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  27. I'm familiar with Remi, Ross and Henry, but not the other two so I'll have to check out their work. Great post!

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    1. Alex Landi is the actor who plays Dr. Nico Kim in Grey’s Anatomy. Desmond Chiam is the hero in Reef Break.

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  28. I've recently really gotten into K-dramas and some K-pop groups but I wasn't familiar with Hallyu until now so thanks for sharing! Remy, Ross and Henry are all actors I'm familiar with but I'll have to check out some of the other two's work :) x

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  29. I haven't heard of any of these people before, but they all sound super talented! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  30. I wasn't familiar with what Oppa meant but thank you for clarifying! I'm a big fan of Henry Golding x

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  31. Ooh this was a really interesting read. I hadn't come across Oppa as a term before so definitely learnt something new, thanks.

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