Song Hye Kyo, Song Joong Ki or Park Bo Gum all turned down popular TV projects

Korean dramas are successful and impressive thanks to the great merits of the actor taking on the main role. But few people know that the role was not entirely for them from the beginning, but was assigned to other promising faces.


The drama Hyena is one of the impressive works of SBS. The work is broadcast in 2020 under the direction of Kim Hye Soo. Before the ingenious acting of the female lead, the film achieved unexpected success.

Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum

But before that, the image of Jung Geum Ja personality was originally for Song Hye Kyo. In addition to the regretful comments, most viewers think that if Hyena is played by Song Hye Kyo , it will not resonate because she is known for her gentle roles.


Initially, the romantic-fantasy movie A Korean Odyssey offered Park Bo Gum the main role of Son Oh Gong, an immortal, powerful person who possesses an incalculable talent for transformation.

Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum

However, the actor rejected the work. Instead, under the leadership of Lee Seung Gi, the series became one of the most interesting television productions of 2018.

Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum


In addition to being an idol, Jung Yong Hwa is also known for his acting ability. Thanks to that, the male actor was asked to participate in The Heirs with the role of Choi Young Do.

Soon after, the idol actor refused because according to Jung Yong Hwa at the time, he didn’t want to play another student role. For that reason, this impressive supporting role was given to Kim Woo Bin.

Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum


In 2014, the movie Pinocchio made the Korean screen wobble with the sweet love story of the main duo played by Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye.

But few people know that the image of Kim Ha Myung was originally intended for Kim Woo Bin. Many people feel extremely regretful when the duo The Heirs did not have the opportunity to reunite in a new project.


With solid acting, an impressive series of main roles were entrusted to Gong Yoo by the screenwriters. In particular, the super product Descendants of the Sun is also such a case.

However, the male actor and a series of other faces such as Jo In Sung, Kim Woo Bin and Won Bin refused because they were busy with schedules. Thanks to that, Song Joong Ki had the opportunity to dominate the Asian screen in 2016 with the main role of Captain Yoo Shi Jin. 

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Before Shin Min Ah, Jun Ji Hyun was the perfect candidate for the role of the fox Mi Ho in My Girlfriend Is a Fox . 

It's a pity that the above actors did not appear in the hit series. However, with the performance of other talented

Even without the participation of female stars, the film still resonates thanks to its humorous content. Not to mention, the good cooperation of the duo Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah helped the work achieve unexpected success.


It’s quite unfortunate for Song Joong Ki‘s fans when the actor turned down two hit works including The Moon Embracing the Sun and Kingdom . 

Although he couldn’t see his idol in a historical drama, Kim Soo Hyun’s performance in The Moon Embracing the Sun made the audience fall in love.

Or with Ju Ji Hoon, he had an excellent performance as the crown prince Lee Chang. Thanks to that, Kingdom became one of the best zombie-themed works in Korea.

It’s a pity that the above actors did not appear in the hit series. However, with the performance of other talented actors, the works still successfully won the hearts of the audience.

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