“Once Again” Cast Talks About Their Most Buzzed-About Romantic Scenes + Whether They’d Date Each Other In Real Life
“Once Again” co-stars Oh Yoon Ah, Ki Do Hoon, Lee Cho Hee, and Lee Sang Yi all appeared together on the September 19 broadcast of the JTBC variety show, where they chatted about their chemistry and their experience filming the popular drama.
During the episode, Lee Cho Hee and Lee Sang Yi, who played fan-favorite couple Song Da Hee and Yoon Jae Suk in “Once Again,” mentioned that they got along spectacularly during filming. The two co-stars also shared that their real-life clothing styles and tastes were so similar that they had accidentally sported “couple looks” more than once, which had caused a stir among viewers of their drama.
Kang Ho Dong then asked the on-screen couple whether they’d ever thought about dating in real life, but the actors shut down the possibility right away.
Lee Sang Yi explained, “That was work, and I think Cho Hee always made that clear [during filming].” Imitating Lee Cho Hee’s professional, brisk tone of voice, he recalled, “She’d say, ‘Sang Yi, let’s get to work. What’s our scene? Oh, so [there’s romance]. Then let’s hold hands.'”
Lee Soo Geun commented, “So Cho Hee really drew a clear line,” and Lee Cho Hee made everyone laugh by agreeing, “Yes. [My approach was] ‘Let’s get to work. Let’s earn some money.'”
The four stars also talked about some of the romantic scenes from the drama that had caused the most buzz among viewers.
Oh Yoon Ah, who mentioned that her 15-year age difference with her on-screen love interest Ki Do Hoon had been somewhat stressful during filming, brought up a romantic scene that had gone viral for all the wrong reasons.
The actress commented, “There were a lot of scenes in which we held hands or embraced, but it was [Ki Do Hoon’s] first time filming those kinds of scenes. It was also his first time filming a romance drama.” She went on to explain that a scene in which Ki Do Hoon romantically embraced her from behind had come out looking more like he had her in a chokehold.
After watching footage of the scene, Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul joked, “This looks like a scene from a thriller. If you just added thriller-esque background music, it would totally look like a kidnapping.”
When asked if any of Lee Sang Yi and Lee Cho Hee’s romantic scenes had similarly caused a stir, Lee Sang Yi replied, “One scene that received a huge response from viewers had to do with our ‘hand chemistry.’ There was a scene in which I asked [Lee Cho Hee] to be my fake girlfriend for a blind date that I didn’t want to go on, and she held my hand. That scene went viral because of the huge difference in our hand sizes.”
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