Coffee Prince is one of Korea’s explosive projects in the late 2000s.
The film helped Gong Yoo‘s name rise to new heights, becoming a cult star like it is today. .
But Gong Yoo was almost forgotten if this handsome “smile” accepted the role.
According to Soompi, the male lead role of Coffee Prince – Choi Han Kyul was not initially targeted by the crew for actor Gong Yoo.
On the other hand, actor Chun Jung Myung has just been considered as the No. 1 candidate for female director Lee Yoon Jung’s film.
But unfortunately, there are 2 reasons why Chun Jung Myung could not participate in the Coffee Prince.
First, Chun Jung Myung was caught up in another project’s schedule, which is the movie Hansel and Gretel.
In addition, Lee Yoon Jung immediately thought of Gong Yoo for the male lead role, and after Chun Jung Myung refused, she successfully invited Gong Yoo to participate.
A year before that, Gong Yoo had a promise with Lee Yoon Jung, and the Coffee Prince was the most suitable time.
Chun Jung Myung once expressed his deep regret when he refused Coffee Prince, as well as witnessed the film’s resounding success. ” It’s something I regret for the rest of my life. I’m sorry Gong Yoo but this is how I really feel .”
After 8 years since Coffee Prince, Chun Jung Myung has officially collaborated with director Lee Yoon Jung in the movie Heart to Heart .
In addition, the actor also participated in many popular projects such as Cinderella’s Stepsister, Love Warning , etc.
But compared to Gong Yoo, Chun Jung Myung is somewhat weaker. Thanks to Coffee Prince, Gong Yoo became a star and is currently one of the most sought-after actors in kimchi.