3 Korean Actors Who Were Pressured During Kiss Scenes, Why?

Korean actors discuss their pressure-filled experiences with filming kiss scenes.
3 Korean Actors Who Were Pressured During Kiss Scenes, Why?

Feelings of pressure often bother South Korean actors before filming kissing scenes. There are various reasons, ranging from not being used to it to being afraid of not meeting the expectations of one’s co-stars. However, they remained professional in acting out the scene. Kissing scenes are not easy for these Korean actors to do. They felt burdened when they started, so they didn’t hesitate to be honest about it to the public. However, the scene still didn’t disappoint. Let’s take a look at three actors who faced this challenge!

Kang Ki Young

Kang Ki Young

Kang Ki Young (Instagram.com/Namooactors) 

Kang Ki Young had the chance to discuss his first kiss scene in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018) in an interview. The scene he did with actress Seo Hyo Rim is still imprinted in his memory. He felt nervous because he was not used to it. Seo Hyo Rim and Kang Ki Young also asked for time to read the script together first before kissing.

When they started shooting, the atmosphere felt both funny and awkward until Seo Hyo Rim laughed. Park Seo Joon, who saw it, also laughed. The scene had to be repeated five times. Finally, Kang Ki Young continued with a feeling of pressure while swearing not to laugh. Despite the initial discomfort, the scene turned out well, showcasing their professionalism and dedication.

Lee Seung Gi

Lee Seung Gi

Lee Seung Gi (Instagram.com/Leeseunggi.official)

Lee Seung Gi talks about his kiss scene with Shin Min Ah in the drama My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010) through the event One Night TV Entertainment News. It was revealed that the scene had to be repeated several times. The actor also appeared nervous in doing it.

Lee Seung Gi said that he hadn’t done a kissing scene for a long time after the project Brilliant Legacy (2009). He also felt burdened because he felt he had to kiss Shin Min Ah in the coolest way possible. However, he felt that he actually didn’t shake too much in the process, even though the public thought so. Lee Seung Gi’s ability to maintain his composure under pressure demonstrates his dedication to his craft. His performance in My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho remains memorable despite the initial anxiety.

Jo Jung Suk

Jo Jung Suk

Jo Jung Suk (Instagram.com/Jament_Official) 

Through an interview, Jo Jung Suk admitted that he felt burdened when doing a kissing scene with Park Bo Young in the drama Oh My Ghost (2015). His co-star was kissing for the first time for her acting project, which added to the pressure. He felt that the scene had to go well because Park Bo Young was just filming it for the first time.

Jo Jung Suk tried to ignore the burden that bothered him. However, Park Bo Young told him that she could recognize the pressure from him. Luckily, Jo Jung Suk could delve into the flow of the script until he succeeded in doing a kiss scene with Park Bo Young as if he understood the feelings of the character he plays. This ability to connect with his character and co-star ensured the scene’s success.


The Korean actors above were able to act professionally by facing the burden before the kissing scene. They managed to do it by fully immersing themselves in their roles. Their totality as actors is indeed beyond doubt. Whether it’s Kang Ki Young’s nervous laughter, Lee Seung Gi’s attempt to be cool, or Jo Jung Suk’s empathetic approach, each actor’s dedication shines through.

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