Chun Jung Myung Regrets Dropping “Coffee Prince” Casting

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The could of, would of, should of’s of K-drama casting.

Actor Chun Jung Myung, who recently wrapped up the tvN drama “Heart to Heart,” recently sat down for a slew of post-drama interviews. During one he revealed that one of the reasons why he decided to appear in “Heart to Heart” was due to his relationship with the director of the drama, Lee Yoon Jung.

Lee Yoon Jung made a name for herself as a director in 2007 through the hit drama “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince.” Chun Jung Myung was expected to take the role of Choi Han Kyul, which eventually ended up with actor Gong Yoo, due to a promise he made a year before with Lee Yoon Jung. However, his filming for the movie “Hansel and Gretel” overlapped with the production time of the drama, and Chun Jung Myung had to give up the role. On this loss, Chun Jung Myung commented, “That is something I will regret all my life.” He added, “I apologize to Gong Yoo, but I am just stating how I truly feel.”

Heart to Heart” starred Chun Jung Myung as the temperamental psychiatrist Go Yi Seok and Choi Kang Hee as the reclusive and anthrophobic Cha Hong Do. It aired on tvN from January to March this year through a total of 16 episodes.

What do you think, Soompiers, of Chun Jung Myung as Choi Han Kyul? Do you think it would have worked?