Can you imagine someone other than Song Joong Ki portraying Descendants of the Sun's Captain Yoo Shi Jin? Song Joong Ki wasn’t the producer’s first choice actor to play the lead role! Sources revealed recently that there have been four A-list, smoking hot actors who had rejected the lead role in the hit K-drama. Scroll down to reveal them!

Descendants of the Sun producer had offered Yoo Shi Jin's role to A-list actors who would "look good in an army uniform," like Won BinJo In SungKim Woo Bin and Gong Yoo. However, all of them turned down the role, saying they weren't comfortable shaving their head, filming a 100% premade drama, or staying abroad for a long time.

When producer Lee Eun Bok met Song Joong Ki, he liked that he “had just been discharged from his compulsory military service. He was handsome, and he loved the script." No wonder why he was amazing in the epic military drama!

It turns out missing Descendants of the Sun wasn’t too bad for the four actors though. Gong Yoo is signed up to be DOTS scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook’s next muse. Won Bin was recently spotted filming a coffee commercial. And Kim Woo Bin is, as many of you know, going to star in the romantic series Uncontrollably Fond this July.

In related news, MissA’s Suzy got to star in Architecture 101 after Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and actress Moon Chae Won declined their offers. Ji Sung starred in Kill Me Heal Me after Hyun Bin and Lee Seung Gi turned down their offers. Similarly, there had been 3 actresses who rejected the lead role on Another Oh Hae Young!

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