Song Joong Ki is not the first choice for the lead role of ‘Descendants of the Sun’. The image of Captain Yoo Shi Jin was originally aimed at Gong Yoo, Lee Min Ho
On December 10, KBS2’s All year live program revealed many interesting things behind the hit drama “Descendants of the Sun” that aired in 2016 on KBS.
Accordingly, scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook revealed that this popular drama was first discussed with SBS. However, the Korean national television station refused and wanted the female screenwriter to focus on the romance genre.
In addition, the production team also revealed interesting details that the character of Captain Yoo Shi Jin was not originally intended for Song Joong Ki. At that time, this heavy role is expected to be played by actors with attractive and powerful images. So they contacted a lot of famous stars like Won Bin, Gong Yoo, Jo In Sung, Kim Woo Bin and Lee Min Ho.
However, the stars mentioned above all declined because the project took too long. the filming process is also carried out for a long time abroad. The pre-production stages as well as preparing for the character of a soldier require actors to invest a lot of effort in the film. Therefore, Song Joong Ki was chosen for the role of Captain Yoo Shi Jin, causing a fever in Asia..
In addition, the All year live program also revealed more about the difficulties during the filming of “Descendants of the Sun” that Song Joong Ki had to face. It is known that a month before the filming crew stopped shooting, Song Joong Ki was seriously injured. Director Lee Eung Bok recounted that there were scenes that took place in very special situations. At that time, Song Joong Ki could not even walk.
However, thanks to great efforts and determination, “Descendants of the Sun” set an amazing record with the highest viewership rating of up to 38.8% – a number that many filmmakers dream of having. .Thanks to his excellent transformation into the character of a strong and stylish captain, Song Joong Ki has solidified his role as an A-list actor after 2 years of enlistment and received countless expensive advertising offers.