From Park Bo-gum to Kim Se-jeong: List of stars’ legendary audition stories
Auditions are an indispensable gateway for stars. Below are the legendary audition stories of some celebrities.
Park Bo-gum, who seems like he would easily pass any audition, also made extraordinary efforts to win the role during his rising days.
“Reply 1988” is the work that put Park Bo-gum on the list of top stars.
In the drama, Park Bo-gum was a pure Baduk genius “Choi Taek” himself. However, he was actually evaluated to be too handsome to be cast at the first meeting.
In response, when going to the second meeting, Park Bo-gum threw a winning move with styling suitable for the 1980s, from messy hair to green sweatsuit.
When asked “Did you intentionally wear it like that?”, he made the production team laugh by answering, “I tried to look tacky.”
Park Bo-gum, who became Choi Taek after such hard work, led the success of the work and gained syndrome-level popularity.
Afterwards, he became a top actor by appearing in hit dramas such as “Love in the Moonlight”, “Encounter”, “Record of Youth”…
Kim Se-jeong, who is currently active as an actress, is also a well-known hard-working star.
Kim Se-jeong made a splendid debut by winning second place on “Produce 101”. Kim Se-jeong, who had previously challenged “K-pop Star” but failed once, thoroughly prepared for the audition by writing a list of about 20 agencies before selecting Jellyfish.
Another strategy of Kim Se-jeong is to practice a total of 120 songs so that she can sing when pressed like a “song vending machine”.
As a result, Kim Se-jeong passed Jellyfish‘s audition, her first audition, through a whopping 3000 to 1 competition.
After “Produce 101”, she was active as a member of I.O.I and gugudan. She has established herself as a representative actress in her 20s by challenging acting and appearing in successful works such as “The Uncanny Counter” and “Business Proposal“.
A legend in this field.
Kang Hye-jung‘s audition for the movie “Oldboy” is still being talked about like a legend after 20 years.
Kang Hye-jung, who played the role of a chef at a Japanese restaurant in the movie, said that she brought a “sashimi knife” for the audition.
Moreover, this sashimi knife was borrowed from a nearby sushi restaurant. Her co-star Choi Min-sik judged it as a lie and sent an assistant director to check whether it was true.
“Oldboy” was the first Korean movie to win the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. At that time, Kang Hye-jung captivated the world with her presence that did not fall behind Choi Min-sik and Yoo Ji-tae.
Later, Kang Hye-jung told a related story, saying that her “looks” also had a significant impact on the casting of “Oldboy“.