With Bigbang Seungri’s recent interview, there’s been a lot of confusion as to what really happened during the casting of Moazart. Unfortunately, Seungri was quite misinformed and thus gave a inaccurate interview describing Mozart’s casting process. Hopefully, this will clear up the confusion and give fans the CORRECT information about what actually happened during casting.
In his recent interview, Seungri said:
(*Certain irrelevant parts of the interview have been omitted* and the parts in red are where Seungri was wrong)
Q: What other musicals would you like to do besides “Jekyll and Hyde?”
Actually, the director of the musical “Mozart” that Junsu was part of contacted me first. But after listening to the songs, I told him that “I couldn’t do it.”
It was because the songs were beyond my abilities. Junsu could do it because he’s Junsu, but if I were to do it, I don’t think there would have been a “Mozart.” Of course his great success does make me a bit jealous. ^^ But I don’t think I would have gotten the attention that Junsu did if I had performed as “Mozart”
Q: So you’re looking for a musical that you’ll be able to show your true colors at the perfect timing?
A: Well, I’m a really quick thinker. Once I see the synopsis and the script, I can tell that “oh I should do this a certain way,” but regarding “Mozart,” I could tell the moment I saw it that “I couldn’t do this.” There are things that you can’t do no matter how much to try. So I told the director, “I’m sorry. I really don’t think I’m right for the part. But later on, if you are leading a great project again, please let me know and I will consider it.” And the director told me that he would. So there was that kind of happening. And well, once I rejected, they went straight to Kim Junsu. ^^
But actually, the role was supposed to originally go to Jo SungMo. But he hurt his leg and couldn’t do it. Then the role was offered to me. But I replied that “I couldn’t do it” and the role went straight to Junsu and he became really successful as a result. ^^
…and here’s what REALLY happened:
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