Lee Dong Gun, woulda-been star of Misa?
On this week’s episode of “Sang Sang Plus,” Lee Dong Gun revealed that he initially received the original casting script to be on “Sorry, I Love You / MISA (미안하다 사랑한다)” but turned down the offer because of what he thought was an image clash. At the heels of the largely successful “Love Story in Paris (파리의 연인),” Lee believed his soft, romantic image from the drama would be too sharply contrasted with the role in MISA. He did not reveal which part he was cast for, but if you’ve ever watched the drama you would conclude he was talking about So Ji Sub’s role - the hard, not so romantic character.
Anyway, he brought it up because one of the questions was what TV projects in the past they sort of regretted turning down. This is all useless “what ifs” and “why didn’t I’s” but I just thought this was an interesting story.
However, because he turned it down we were able to see So Ji Sub’s rise to iconic fame to which some of you would agree was a good thing.
On the same show he also revealed that he used to run away from home (for as long as 2 weeks) during his middle school days because he wanted to become a singer but his parents disapproved. He would later debut his singing career at the age of 18 but soon fail. Instead of singing, he pursued an acting career and now all is well with Mr. Lee.
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Anyone else let out a sigh of relief after finding out Lee Dong Gun turned down the role of Moo-Hyuk in MiSa? For some reason everytime I hear the name LDG or see pictures of him, images of his funny prosecutor role in Sweet 18
comes to mind. He's seems like a bit of a clown to me, so it's rather a good thing he didn't accept it or else it might have turned out to be a total disaster