The popularity of dramas or movies largely depends on the script, there is no doubt about it but the actors playing the crucial roles also have a huge responsibility on their shoulder. The success of the dramas depends on the cast as well. What if the major roles of the popular K-dramas had been played by some other actors who were initially offered the role and rejected it for some reason or the other?
Here are a few popular K-drama or movie characters which were meant to be played by someone else:
Descendants of the Sun
One of the biggest hit drama of 2016, Descendants of the Sun was loved by the viewers from all around the world. Among the DOTS cast, Yoo Si Jin became one the favourites of the viewers, it gathered skyrocketing popularity after the show. People kept drooling over Yoo Si and was mesmerised by his charms. It was an amazing come back for Song Joong Ki after the military service.
However, Song Joong Ki was not Descendants of the Sun's writer Kim Eun Sook's first choice for the role of Yoo Si Jin. Given the role of Yoo Si Jin, the writer thought that he should be someone bulky, strong frame at first. So, at first she offered the role to Gong Yoo, then Won Bin, followed by Jo In Sung, and then Kim Woo Bin, but all of them declined the role for different reasons and finally Song Joong Ki bagged the role.
The lead role in the movie was played by Suzy and she was completely loved by the viewers for her acting talent and also earned the title of "Nation's First Love." But Suzy wasn't the first choice for the role of Yang Seo Yeon. Girls' Generation's Seohyun was the first choice for the role. Seohyun however refused it due to her group's schedules. Then, actress Moon Chae Won was offered the role, who at that point of time wanted to take a break and therefore the role dropped into Suzy's lap.
Another Oh Hae Young
One of the most beloved Rom-Com of last year, Oh Hae Young was loved by the viewers and people appreciated Seo Hyun comic timing and acting. However, prior to her casting, the director offered the role to Kim Ah Joong. Since she was filming the movie The King at the time, she declined the offer and Seo Hyun made a success out of it.