Gong Yoo was meant to play the lead on Descendants of the Sun, but it was eventually given to Song Joong Ki.
Yoo Si Jin was initially offered to Gong Yoo but declined the role.
The drama writer Kim Eun Sook also recently revealed that Gong Yoo was the actor that refused most of her work.
Almost including Goblin!
“If an actor eventually comes to me, I’ll love the actor as a character as if I am crazy.”
– Kim Eun Sook
According to reports, Gong Yoo had a fear of television series and decided to work on film projects instead.
Lucky enough, she was able to convince Gong Yoo to take the role for the drama after meeting with the writer.
The role catapulted the actor back to small screen fame and earned him legions of fans worldwide!