“Peninsula” and “Train to Busan” actors who have family ties

Director Yeon Sang-ho revealed in an interview that Kang Dong-won decided to appear because of Gong Yoo’s recommendation. 

As soon as director Yeon Sang-ho received the script for “Peninsula“, he showed it to “Train to BusanGong Yoo

As soon as Gong Yoo read it, he said, “I want Dong-won to do it. It suits him well.” This led to Kang Dong-won‘s casting.

Interestingly, Gong Yoo and Kang Dong-won are in-laws. 

It is said that their grandfathers were close friends even before the two actors were born. 

Their grandfathers introduced their parents’ brothers and sisters to each other, and they actually got married. 

Surprisingly, it was not until 2004 that the two knew about their relationship.

Source: daum

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