What career would Kim Rae Won have chosen if he hadn't become an actor?
Although it's hard to imagine, Doctor Crush actor Kim Rae Won recently revealed that he almost took a completely different career path. Surprisingly, his alternate career seems rather fitting, not only for him, but also for his role in his upcoming drama.
On June 15 during the production presentation for the upcoming drama Doctor Crush, an overseas reporter asked Kim Rae Won what other careers he was considering before entering the entertainment world and becoming an actor. In response, he stated, "I did also consider studying medicine once. There are a lot of doctors in my family, so if I hadn't become an actor, I probably would have become a doctor."
This response is especially fitting considering that his role in Doctor Crush is that of a neurosurgeon. A producer for the drama even stated, "Kim Rae Won's resolute and logical image was an excellent match for the character Ji Hong."
In the interview, Kim Rae Won was also asked what kind of roles he would like to try in the future. The actor responded, "I was once cast as a disabled child, but the situation didn't work out so I wasn't able to go through with it. I'd definitely like to try that kind of role, so that I can grow as an actor." It would be rather interesting to see him in such a challenging role, don't you think?
Until then we have to settle for watching him and the amazing Park Shin Hye in Doctor Crush, a romantic comedy about a rebellious young woman named Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye), who studies medicine under the supervision of her mentor, Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won). You can watch the first episode right here on DramaFever today!
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