As the upcoming new drama Vagabond gears up for its premiere, the director and production staff gathered for an interview to discuss their casting decisions.

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Director Yoo In Shik confessed that he had wanted to cast Lee Seung Gi for the role ever since the actor enlisted as a special forces for his military duties.

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After finishing his duties as a special forces in the military, Lee Seung Gi talked about his army stories quite often at various places.

We talked a lot even while Lee Seung Gi was still enlisted. He also considered the drama positively at the time.

— Yoo In Shik

 

He had great hopes for Lee Seung Gi to star in the drama and was ecstatic when he officially agreed!

These big projects face a lot of obstacles before they’re finished. I really wished Lee Seung Gi would act for our drama, and I was happy that it came true.

— Yoo In Shik

 

Director Yoo was worried that Suzy may decline the role considering it required a lot of physical labor and times where the actress may look less than beautiful.

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However, Suzy is never the one to shy away from a challenge! She gladly accepted the role and thus completed the director’s hopes and dreams!

The cherry on top was when Bae Suzy responded to our casting offer. The role required a lot of action from an actress and there were times when she wouldn’t be portrayed in a beautiful light.

It was a labor-intensive role, but it seemed that Suzy was looking to try a spy-action genre. She responded to our casting offer, claiming that she thought it would be fun.

That’s how our project really got wings to fly.

— Yoo In Shik

 

Director Yoo is very happy with the cast that he was able to assemble and asked the public to highly anticipate the drama.

I was very happy working with [Lee Seung Gi and Suzy], as well as all the incredible actors.

— Yoo In Shik

Vagabond is a spy-action drama that tells the story of a stuntman (Lee Seung Gi) and an NIS agent (Suzy) work to uncover the truth behind a conspiracy related to a deadly plane crash.

Vagabond is set to begin airing on September 20 at 10pm KST.