5 Korean Actors and Actresses Who Turned Down The Roles In Successful Dramas

There is nothing wrong for an actor/actress to reject scripts for a drama. The reason could be due to schedule problem or other personal reasons. For the sake of careers, Korean celebrities must be keen in determining the drama or work they will do. If their choice is not quite right, it will have an impact on their image and their future career. But there are also actors and actresses who rejected a successful work. Below is a list of artists who rejected a role in a successful drama.

  1. Gong Yoo
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The ‘ahjussi who feels like an oppa’ Gong Yoo is indeed famous for often rejecting drama offers. He once rejected Kim Eun Suk’s script for Yoo Shi Jin’s role in the drama ‘Descendant of the Sun’. Then the role eventually fell to Song Joong Ki. This drama also made Song Joong Ki’s name popular and brought him to his future wife, Song Hye Kyo. Kim Eun Suk has long been targeting Gong Yoo to become the main character in her drama. Finally, in 2016 Gong Yoo starred in Goblin as Kim Shin which became a phenomenal drama.

  1. Jun Ji Hyun
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Jun Ji Hyun turned down the drama ‘My Girlfriend is Gumiho’ for the main female character. This role eventually fell into the hands of Shin Min Ah. Both are equally beautiful and fascinating, but it will be very different if this plain gumiho character is played by Jun Ji Hyun.

  1. Jung Yong Hwa
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Do you still remember the handsome and arrogant Choi Young Do in the drama ‘The Heirs’? Yup! Jung Yong Hwa once received an offer to portray the character. In the end, Kim Woo Bin took over the role of Choi Young Do. Kim Woo Bin is considered the most appropriate person to express the figure of a bad guy.  Kim Woo Bin’s name increasingly known since he played ‘The Heirs’. The mischievous character of Choi Young Do is attached to Kim Woo Bin’s image.

  1. Jang Geun Suk
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What if Jang Geun Suk played Gu Jun Pyo in the drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’? Maybe the name of Jang Geun Suk will soar. Unfortunately, he rejected ‘Boys Over Flower’ for the sake of ‘Beethoven Virus’. Gu Jung Pyo character finally played by Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho’s name skyrocketed thanks to the drama.

  1. Kim Woo Bin
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Kim Woo Bin once turned down the role in one of the best-selling dramas ‘Pinocchio’. Kim Woo Bin got an offer for the main character Choi Dal Po who finally played by his close friend, Lee Jong Suk.

There must be a reason why the character became famous after being rejected by the five artists above. Not necessarily if the five artists above accept the offer, the drama will be as successful at this time. However, do you think they regret having turned down the characters?