The June 6 episode of tvN‘s ‘Myeong Dan Gong Gae 2016‘ (simply know as ‘The List 2016’) revealed a list titled ‘The Winners and Losers in the War of Casting.’
On this list, Song Joong Ki came in second place as the actor who has landed the most roles by sheer dumb luck. The actor is well known especially in Asia thanks to his recent role in ‘Descendants of the Sun.’ However, only a select few know that Song Joong Ki actually landed the role partly by luck as the other A-listers who contended for Yoo Shi Jin’s role rejected it.
These contenders included big names such as Won Bin, Jo In Sung, Gong Yoo, and Kim Woo Bin. It was revealed that these stars rejected the role of Yoo Shi Jin because they felt burdened by the fact that they would have to shave their hair, that filming would take overseas, and particularly that the drama would be 100% pre-produced rather than produced as the drama airs.
Lady Luck really must have been on Song Joong Ki’s side as ‘DOTS’ went on to become one of his most popular dramas! Could you imagine any of the others playing the same part?