South Korean actor Yoo Ah-in
South Korean actor Yoo Ah-in is suffering from bone tumor Reuters

The ruthless and ambitious Prince Yi Bang-Won of SBS' Six Flying Dragons, Yoo Ah-In recently claimed he is a feminist.

On the W fashion magazine's 12th anniversary, as cited by The Korea Herald, Yoo declared that he is a feminist, believing that men and women should have the same opportunities as men. He also added that "all men should be feminists."

"I think our society now is suffering to make headway in that direction (against discrimination)," Yoo said.

The actor further added: "I hope people embrace each other if their reason to let people know that they are right is for a better society. I hope they do not use their conviction as a blade."

Adding on, Yoo also shared his thoughts on masculinity, stating that the people who know themselves are the most attractive people, citing self-awareness as one of the main keys to attractiveness. He said: "To be masculine is to be most human-like and to be oneself and to be feminine is the same."

He added that each and every individual is different and that everyone should focus on those differences while they are intending to unite.

The actor who made his acting debut in the 2003 with the teen series Sharp 1, will be soon seen in tvN's fantasy series Chicago Typewriter, opposite Im Soo-Jung , The Korea Joongang Daily reported.

tvN's new series Chicago Typewriter is set during the Japanese occupation in the 1930s. It is to be directed by Kim Cheol-Kyu and is reportedly being penned by screenwriter Jin Su-Hwan, and his previous hit projects include Kill Me, Heal Me and Moon Embracing the Sun.