Lee Seo-Jin, who plays the bald doctor in Dr. Park’s Clinic, spoke on the YouTube channel, Dr. Friends, about his role as the bald doctor. When Lee Seo-Jin first received the script, he wondered if the role was right for him. He mentioned that he thought his friend, actor Kim Kwang-kyu, who previously appeared with him on I Live Alone, could be a better fit for the role.
“I looked at the webtoon after receiving the script for the first time, and Dr. Park doesn’t have hair in the webtoon,” Lee Seo-Jin responded when asked about his first thoughts on the drama script. “I was baffled as to why they were interested in casting me. I thought Kim Kwang-kyu should play the part,” he joked.
Seo Joon-Beom, director of the drama Dr. Park’s Clinic, stated, “In fact, we thought it would be a great fit if the actor had naturally bold hair. However, to get people’s attention, I thought an actor with a completely different image should take on this role. Lee Seo-Jin, with his clean and gentle image, was my first choice,” he explained.
Fans of the webtoon, Internal Medicine Director Park, expected either Kim Sang-ho or Kim Kwang-kyu to play the role.
Dr. Park vs Kim Sang-ho
Dr. Park vs Kim Kwang-kyu
“If you look at the casting comments, many people suggested actors Kim Sang-ho or Kim Kwang-kyu, but we decided to push forward with casting to revive unexpectedness,” the director further commented.” I was very pleased with the cast on the first day of the shoot when I saw Lee Seo-Jin’s daring hair scene for the first time. Lee Seo-Jin really looked like Park Won-Jang in the webtoon.”