Director Personally Visited Kim Woo Bin on the ‘School 2013’ Set to Cast Him for ‘Friend 2’
While it usually happens the other way around, director Kwak Kyeong Taek revealed that he had to personally visit Kim Woo Bin to cast him for Friend 2.
Director Kwak Kyeong Taek participated in the recent recording of KBS’ 1 vs 100, where he was asked about the creation of his upcoming movie, Friend 2.
“I practically begged while trying to cast actors,” said the director. “It was the first time in life that I actually waited for actors on the set of their productions to meet with them.”
He revealed that the actor he waited for on the set was Kim Woo Bin, after his niece suggested Kim Woo Bin for the movie.
“So after watching all the dramas he’s ever appeared it, I decided I liked the sparkle in his eyes,” said Kwak Kyeong Taek. “At the time, Kim Woo Bin was filming KBS’ School 2013, so I went to visit him on the set.”
Kwak Kyeong Taek asked the actor if he read the script for Friend 2 and Kim Woo Bin replied that he hadn’t.
“I liked his honesty.”
Friend 2 will premiere on November 14.
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