The behind story of the casting for the 2016 horror film, The Wailing has resurfaced in online communities and fans can’t believe who was offered the role of “no-name”, who is a ghost known for her blank eyes and a mysterious aura.

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The beautiful actress, Chun Woo Hee ultimately took on the role and absolutely slayed it, but netizens were surprised to find out that before Chun Woo Hee was given the role, someone else was offered the role first.

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“The Wailing”

And it’s none other than HyunA.

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The director, Na Hong Jin had his eyes set on HyunA when he cast actors for the successful horror film.

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In a past episode of KBS‘s Happy Together 3, HyunA revealed that director Na Hong Jin visited her at her office and offered her the role of “no-name.”

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“The Wailing”

It’s been revealed that director Na Hong Jin coincidentally saw close-up footage of HyunA’s face, and in hopes to pull something new out of the star who showed off spectacular energy on stage, he offered HyunA the role.

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But HyunA respectfully declined for an admirable reason.

I thought showing my full potential on stage came first. So I respectfully declined.

— HyunA

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HyunA has always known who she was, and her certainty of it is one of the many reasons why she’s so loved by her fans.

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She would’ve been a great actress though!