During a recent interview, Kang Dong Won was asked, "Has anyone ever approached you in other countries without knowing you're a Korean actor?" He answered yes, and explained, "One time, I traveled to Paris, France, and one woman kept following me and speaking to me in French. I heard there are a lot of bag snatchers, so I was keeping a distance, but the translator told me that the woman is actually a French movie casting director." Kang Dong Won continued, "She told me that she wanted to cast me for a movie, so I told her that I'm an actor, then she just left. I think it was for an indie film."
Kang Dong Won also revealed that such a happening occurred in Japan as well; however, this time, the offer wasn't for a movie, but for modeling.