Yunjin Kim is opening up a couple of position that simply wasn’t meant to be for her.
The actress, 48, opened as much as Leisure Weekly about going out for a predominant position in one other ABC present across the similar time a personality was created for her on Misplaced.
Click on inside to learn what Yunjin shared…
Seems, Yunjin virtually performed Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy!
Whereas she was beginning her appearing profession in America, transitioning from Korea, she had a holding cope with ABC, which meant that she was solely in a position to audition for exhibits on that community.
“They really paid me to carry me out in L.A. to attend round and audition for his or her exhibits; it was such a candy deal,” she shared. “Misplaced was one among my first auditions, however Gray’s Anatomy was my [actual] first. I didn’t audition for Sandra Oh’s character [Cristina Yang], it was for Izzie. And I obtained a callback.”
All on the similar time, she was additionally up for the position of Kate in Misplaced, all whereas nonetheless holding out hope for Gray’s as effectively.
“My character was written after my audition; Solar grew to become Solar after my audition,” Yunjin went on. “They [the casting department] had been like, ‘You’re so good however you’re not proper for Kate.’ I believed, ‘Nice, I had a fantastic audition with J.J. Abrams, I’m proud of that,’ and form of closed the chapter on that. I obtained a name a pair hours later from my agent, they usually had been tremendous excited. They’re like, ‘They’re going to jot down a task for you.’ I had a cellphone name with J.J. for about 40 minutes [after that].”
She had each intention of going again for the callback for Gray’s, too.
“When this complete factor went down with Misplaced so far as J.J. goes to jot down me a task and the way wonderful that was, that day or the following day, I had a callback,” she recalled. “And I used to be like, ‘I’m going to go and do that callback.’ My brokers had been like, ‘Why? You bought solid on an incredible present. It is best to pack up and attempt to discover a place in Hawaii.’ I used to be like, ‘I don’t know, I would like Gray’s Anatomy extra.’” She laughs earlier than persevering with, “I didn’t wish to put all my eggs in a single basket. What if this falls out, you already know? I had no assure.”
Yunjin didn’t find yourself going, and performed Solar on Misplaced for six seasons. Izzie was performed by Katherine Heigl.