Find Out What Ji Chang Wook Had to Say About his Kiss Scene with SNSD YoonA
Hyo Jin Lee, Nov. 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Cable broadcaster tvN’s recent drama The K2 has been experiencing quite a success. The K2 is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Song Yun-ah, Im Yoona, and Jo Sung-ha. It began airing on tvN every Friday and Saturday at 20:00 (KST) on September 23, 2016.
Ji Chang Wook shared, "We talked a lot. The kiss scene that was aired near the end was actually filmed first when we were overseas for filming. We found out that we'd be filming that scene when we arrived at the Barcelona Airport. They told us that we'd be filming a kiss scene in several days. There wasn't a completed script yet. The screenwriter just told us the situation. I was so startled so I told her (YoonA) that we should get to know each other fast. It was really pressuring. We had to get close because of the kiss scene. So we talked a lot about the drama and also shared about each other. We shared our perspectives, how we lived our lives, hobbies, and even nonsensical life philosophies, and we became close real fast."
Ji Chang Wook then explained the kiss scene in detail, and said, "I was so worried after seeing the script. In the script, it was a scene where we have a blanket over us and I hold her like a bodyguard and then kiss. We talked about how to make it fit into the situation in a fun way and a lot of it was done by ad libs. I heard the scene is about 3 minutes, and to be honest, having my arms up for 3 minutes made my arms hurt. It wasn't easy."
Ji Chang Wook is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the leading role of Dong-hae in daily drama series Smile Again (2010-2011), followed breakthrough roles in Warrior Baek Dong-soo(2011) and Empress Ki (2013-2014). He has since starred in Healer (2014-2015) and K2 (2016).
Im YoonA is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation in August 2007–the group would later go on to be one of the best-selling artists in South Korea and one of South Korea's most popular girl group worldwide. Apart from her group's activities, Yoona has participated in various television dramas, notably You Are My Destiny (2008) which was a ratings success, marking her career breakthrough, and Prime Minister and I (2013) for which she won an Excellence Award at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards. In 2016, she made her Chinese small screen debut in God of War, Zhao Yun which received over 10 billion online views in China.