K-Drama Actors Who Turned Down Roles in Popular K-Dramas
Many of our favorite K-actors right now all had their breakout roles, but for some of them, it could have been a totally different story because the roles they end up slaying were actually originally offered to someone else. Could you imagine these popular K-dramas with a different set of cast members? It’s hard to do so, but in an alternate universe, these are the actors that would have played many beloved K-drama roles if they didn’t turn the offer down.
Hyun Bin’s popularity stems from starring in various well-received dramas like My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, Memories of the Alhambra, and of course, Crash Landing on You. But he was also offered the lead role in Kill Me, Heal Me and was even given the script, but he turned it down. The role eventually went to Ji Sung.
Kim Woo Bin
Many K-drama enthusiasts fell in love with Kim Woo Bin as Choi Young Do in The Heirs, which starred Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. He would have made a reunion with Park Shin Hye in the K-drama Pinnochio, this time as the main leads, after being offered the role. He had to turn it down, however, due to conflicts with his existing schedule and the role was eventually taken on by Lee Jong Suk.
Can you imagine Descendants of the Sun without Song Joong Ki? Apparently, the showrunners initially did, because they offered the lead role to other K-actors, including Gong Yoo. He decided on declining the offer and it ultimately went to Song Joong Ki. Would we have had the Song-Song Couple if the other actors have accepted the role?
It’s hard to picture Lee Min Ho’s Kim Tan battling it out with someone other than Kim Woo Bin playing Choi Young Do. But it seems that Kim Woo Bin’s role was also offered to CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa. He decided to turn down the offer primarily because he wanted to step out of student roles.
Jang Keun Suk
Gu Jun Pyo from Boys Over Flowers was given to life by Lee Min Ho, but it seems he wasn’t actually the first choice to play the role. It was Jang Geun Suk who was originally tapped to play the curly-haired lead but had to turn down the offer because he chose to star in the K-drama Beethoven Virus.
Song Joong Ki
It seems that there was the possibility of seeing Song Joong Ki star in the first ever Korean Netflix Original, Kingdom. Apparently, Son Joong Ki was offered the lead role of Lee Chang, the Crown Prince of Joseon, but he declined the offer to focus on his wedding prep with Song Hye Kyo.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!