On July 23, at the end of episode nine of “The Joseon Gunman,” the drama showed a preview for the next episode in which Jung Soo In (Nam Sang Mi) is dragged to Uigeumbu and tortured.
On July 24, Nam Sang Mi stated through the production team “I was in the middle of enjoyably reading the script when I found out that Soo In would have a torture scene. It’s the first time (that I had a torture scene), so I was very surprised.”
“My seniors gave me a lot of advice on torture scenes. I even imagined the pain it would take if I was barely alive. I decided that there was nothing as good as experiencing it for myself. Therefore, I actually had my legs twisted as punishment before doing the scene in the drama.”
Nam Sang Mi showed affection for her character by stating “I think Soo In is a character that thinks it is less painful to endure pain brought upon oneself than to endure pain brought upon by others. After being immersed in those kind of feelings, I am hurt.”
Meanwhile, “The Joseon Gunman” recorded 11.6% ratings, placing it first among the Wednesday-Thursday dramas.