Ahn Hyo Seop Finds His Life In Danger On “Dr. Romantic 2”
On January 18, the hit SBS drama—which continues to break its own ratings record with each new episode and most recently soared to a nationwide average of 19.9 percent—released new stills of Ahn Hyo Seop filming a particularly grueling scene.
In “Dr. Romantic 2,” Ahn Hyo Seop plays the role of Seo Woo Jin, a brilliant surgeon and second-year fellow with an extremely painful past. As the sole survivor of his parents’ attempt at a family suicide, Seo Woo Jin bears the heavy burden of both his parents’ unpaid debt and his own student loans, and he has chosen to become a doctor due to his urgent need to make money as quickly as possible.
Due to the many hardships he has faced since childhood, Seo Woo Jin has built up an emotional wall protecting himself from other people and society, which has in turn led to many misunderstandings and difficulties in his interpersonal relationships.
The newly released behind-the-scenes photos show Ahn Hyo Seop filming a scene in which Seo Woo Jin is physically assaulted by loan sharks, who previously threatened to kill him if he didn’t pay up. Despite suffering life-threatening injuries, Seo Woo Jin manages to keep his cool in the face of death: even while being beaten by the loan sharks, he makes sure to protect his hands, which are vital to his career as a surgeon and his source of future income.
According to those present during filming, Ahn Hyo Seop worked tirelessly to make the scene as moving and realistic as possible. Even though the scene was filmed late at night in the harsh cold of winter, the actor impressed everyone with his passion and dedication as he ran through the rainy streets over and over again during repeated takes.
The production staff of “Dr. Romantic 2” commented, “[Ahn Hyo Seop] is participating in filming with relentless passion and sincerity, focusing on the story that the drama is telling in each and every scene. The reason that viewers have been relating to Woo Jin in the drama, even though he is a character who has put a wall between himself and society, is because of Ahn Hyo Seop’s thoughtful efforts—because he has been pouring his heart and soul into [his acting].”
“Dr. Romantic 2” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:40 p.m. KST. Check out the latest episode with English subtitles below!