All of them were well-known and critically acclaimed films.
He then only played television dramas again in 2002, and even then, it was only a four-episode miniseries. The drama, titled Friends , is a South Korean and Japanese collaboration series, and tells the story of the friendship of Korean men and Japanese women.
I Well, here are four famous dramas and films that he has rejected, citing Insight .
1. Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Won Bin was actually the first to be offered to play the main character Yoo Shi-jin, the handsome captain that Song Joong-ki eventually played.
Starting from not wanting to shave his hair to not wanting to immediately finish the entire episode before it aired because he thought it would make him tired.
Another reason is that he doesn’t want to spend a long time filming outside of Korea. At that time, a lot of shooting was done in Greece, making the players at least have to stay for a month in that country.
2. Train to Busan (2016)
The role played by Gong Yoo should have gone to Won Bin, if only he had accepted the offer of the blockbuster. At that time, the actor who was married to actress Lee Na-young reasoned that the character offered did not stand out, even though he was the main character.
This is a film that entered the list of the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea. Not only that, but also praised for the storyline and the list of extraordinary players. But still, Won Bin refused to play in this film.
The reason is, he feels the main character Gang-rim offered to him does not match his self and image. Gang-rim is the leader of the guardians of a man who died and was tried to determine whether he was worthy of being reincarnated or not.
This role eventually fell into the hands of Ha Jung-woo. Meanwhile, due to heavy success, a sequel to this film was made in 2018 with the title Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days .
4. The Battleship Island (2017)
This blockbuster blockbuster is set during the Japanese occupation of South Korea. Won Bin was offered a role in this film, but he turned it down.
This time it’s unclear why he turned down the offer, but Won Bin has previously said that he’s not interested in a role in a blockbuster film , but prefers to choose a project that emphasizes the strength of the story.
Apart from those four projects, the most recent is that he turned down a role in the drama Bulgasal: Immortal Souls . The fantasy action drama, which just aired on December 18, was played by Lee Jin-wook and Kwon Na-ra.