Lost's Yunjin Kim Reveals She Auditioned & Was Almost Cast As A Lead Character On This Hit ABC Series

Yunjin Kim is opening up about a role that time wasn’t meant to be for her.

The actress, 48, opened up to Entertainment Weekly about going out for a primary character in another ABC show around the same time a courage has been established for her on Lost.

Click inside to read what Yunjin shared…

Turns out, Yunjin nearly played Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy!

While she was starting her behave job in America, transitioning from Korea, she had a harbouring deal with ABC, which meant that she was only able to audition for shows on that network.

” They actually paid me to “ve brought” out in L.A. to wait around and audition for their demoes; it was such a sweet agreement ,” she shared.” Lost was one of my first auditions, but Grey’s Anatomy was my[ actual] first. I did not audition for Sandra Oh’s character[ Cristina Yang ], it was for Izzie. And I got a callback .”

All at the same time, she was also up for the role of Kate in Lost, all while still regarding out hope for Grey’s as well.

” My character was written after my audition; Sun became Sun after my audition ,” Yunjin went on.” They[ the assigning department] were like,’ You’re so good but you’re not right for Kate .’ I recalled,’ Great, I had a great audition with J.J. Abrams, I’m happy with that ,’ and kind of closed the period on that. I got a call a couple hours later from my operator, and they were super excited. They’re like,’ They’re going to write a role for you .’ I had a phone call with J.J. for about 40 minutes[ after that ].”

She had every intention of going back for the callback for Grey’s, too.

” When this whole thing went down with Lost as far as J.J. is going to write me a persona and how astonishing that was, the working day or the next day, I had a callback ,” she remembered.” And I was like,’ I’m going to go and do this callback .’ My negotiators were like,’ Why? You got shed on an amazing show. You should pack up and sought for a locate in Hawaii .’ I was like,’ I don’t know, I might like Grey’s Anatomy more .'” She chuckles before continuing,” I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket. What if this precipitates out, you are familiar with? I had no guarantee .”

Yunjin didn’t end up going, and played Sun on Lost for six seasons. Izzie was played by Katherine Heigl.

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