Lee Dong Wook On Action Scenes with Lee Si Young
Lee Dong Wook, the lead of the upcoming KBS2 drama Wild Romance, talked about how it felt to act with a ‘rough’ actress in a drama with many action scenes.
The press conference for Wild Romance took place on January 2 in Seoul. The leads Lee Dong Wook, Lee Si Young, Oh Man Seok and Hwang Sun Hee came in to share their thoughts on the drama.
When Lee Dong Wook was asked what type of action scenes he didn’t like the most, he answered, “There were a lot of scenes in which Lee Si Young has to throw me down to the ground. Lee Si Young has a rough image, but actually it was hard because I had to throw myself down instead of being thrown down.”
Lee Dong Wook and Lee Si Young are paired as the violent and ignorant baseball player Park Moo Yul and the bodyguard Yoo Eun Jae, who has to guard the player she hates the most. The two can’t help but hate each other in the beginning of the story, so they had to act out fierce action scenes followed by lovey-dovey romances.
Lee Dong Wook said, “The action scene that we filmed in Japan was especially difficult. If I didn’t match [Lee Si Young’s moves] perfectly, I could’ve broken my arm, so I had to be more engaging. It was especially difficult because it wasn’t just like the bickering that usually takes place between lovers, but more like the action that appears in films.”
At this, Lee Si Young said, “I wanted to do the action scenes, so I said I wouldn’t use a double. In the Japan action scene, I had to hook my leg onto Lee Dong Wook’s neck, turn 360 degrees, then finish in an arm bar. I practiced a lot, and after doing it for real I felt proud and it was fun. I think I get my energy from action scenes.”
Wild Romance will air its first episode on January 4.
Photo credit: Wild Romance