Watch: Park Seo Joon Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From His Last Day Filming “Itaewon Class”
Park Seo Joon has shared a behind-the-scenes look at his last day filming on “Itaewon Class!”
The video starts with the actor getting ready to start his final day of filming. He greets his junior actor, Hong Seung Beom, by commenting, “Your hair grew out a lot. When will my hair grow out?” He then heads out to his car surrounded by cheering staff members.
In the car, Park Seo Joon plays one of the OSTs from “Itaewon Class” and says, “Every time I hear this song, I can only think of the line, ‘Who is Jo Yi Seo? Who on earth is Jo Yi Seo?!'” In the video, however, the OST is hilariously dubbed over because of copyright issues.
On set, Park Seo Joon “complains” about the weather, saying, “It’s needlessly nice out today. Whenever I have a difficult scene to film, it’s always too cold or too hot, but whenever it’s my last day of filming, the weather is beautiful.”
As soon as he arrives on the hospital set, Park Seo Joon is immediately delighted with a baby who has come to visit. He picks him up and says to the camera, “His name is Seo Joon too.” The video moves to the very final cut of the drama, the scene in which Jo Yi Seo and Park Sae Roy embrace while he is in the hospital.
In an interview, Park Seo Joon talks about acting as Park Sae Roy for the past seven months. “No matter how I tried to separate my life from Sae Roy’s, he had an influence on me. It was really difficult around the five-month stage, but now that it’s ending, I’m not prepared to let him go.” He added, “What ‘Itaewon Class’ means to me… Through the lines that Sae Roy spoke, I was able to rethink my own life. My personal values and standards…” At this point, his manager drops his phone off-camera and Park Seo Joon says, “I’ve forgotten what I was going to say.”
However, he goes on to compare his becoming an actor to Sae Roy’s pursuit of his dreams. “There are many times when I wondered if I was on the right path. If someone was able to see the drama and think about their life in that way, then I think the drama was a valuable project. Life is a series of problems. As soon as one problem is taken care of, another one pops up. I got a lot of messages from people who run their own businesses, saying that they saw ‘Itaewon Class’ and gained strength to go on. I was very proud of that.”
At the end of the video, his staff prepares a surprise cake and balloons to commemorate the end of filming.