An iconic movie of Korean television like Dae Jang Geum was rejected by a series of beauties.
Lady Dae Jang Geum is one of the classic historical blockbusters of the Korean screen. At the time of its release, the film was a huge success when it recorded ratings of up to 57% in Korea and earned nearly 40 million dollars for broadcasting in 60 different countries since 2003.
With an investment of only 15 million dollars, just selling the broadcasting rights is enough for the crew Lady Dae Jang Geum earn “heavenly” profits, not to mention the amount of money received from advertising during the film’s airing.
Up to now, nearly 20 years after the show aired, Lady Dae Jang Geum remains one of the most influential classics Korean screen.
The great attraction of Lady Dae Jang Geum made the heroine Lee Young Ae become one of the most powerful S-stars in Korea.
Still knowing this movie in advance, Lee Young Ae already has a certain position but still has to affirm, the main Lady Dae Jang Geum helped Lee Young Ae get to the position he is today, a superstar who owns the top-ranked Korean screen.
With such a successful performance of the role of Dae Jang Geum, everyone thinks that this character is designed to make shoes for Lee Young Ae. But the truth is not so.
Turns out before Lee Young Ae, team Lady Dae Jang Geum approached quite a few different actresses. The specific number is not clear, but the Korean press recently listed up to 5 names who rejected this movie, including two famous stars, Song Hye Kyo and Song Yoon Ah. The remaining three names are Kim Ha Neul, Myung Se Bin and the late actor Jang Jin Young.
About Song Hye Kyo, the reason for her rejection of the role is not clearly revealed, only the time is known Lady Dae Jang Geum filming, she is also appearing in the movie One for all co-starred with Lee Byung Hun and Ji Sung.
Although this is also a quite successful work, compared to Lady Dae Jang Geum, One for all far behind in terms of reputation. Not to mention this work has brought Song Hye Kyo a love that haunts her for years to come.
Similar to Song Hye Kyo, the reason why Kim Ha Neul, Myung Se Bin and the late actor Jang Jin Young turned down the role was also not disclosed. But regardless of the reason, the audience also feels regret when they have missed a work that is so successful.
Kim Ha Neul
Myung Se Bin
Jang Jin Young
As for the big sister Song Yoon Ah, it is known that she is the director’s first choice Lady Dae Jang Geum. In his autobiography about the directing profession, Lee Byung Hoon said, “After reading about Jang Geum in history books, the first star I thought of was Song Yoon Ah but she shook her head.”. Fortunately, despite rejecting this work, Song Yoon Ah’s career is still extremely illustrious with many iconic successes.
According to Young Knowledge
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