Watch: Cho Seung Woo And Park Shin Hye Rehearse Epic Green-Screen Stunts For “Sisyphus: The Myth”
JTBC has released some new behind-the-scenes clips from “Sisyphus: The Myth”!
“Sisyphus: The Myth” is a sci-fi action drama starring Cho Seung Woo as Han Tae Sool, a genius engineer who goes searching for the dangerous truth behind his brother’s death, and Park Shin Hye as Kang Seo Hae, his savior from a war-torn future.
In one of the behind-the-scenes videos, Park Shin Hye and Cho Seung Woo rehearse their wire scene that takes place in front of a green screen. The actors show their professionalism despite the loud wind effects and the difficulties of hanging on a wire, and when the cameras turn off, are relaxed enough to check their reflections in a mirror and cool off. (A funny highlight is when Cho Seung Woo starts to work his face into his character’s panicked expression even before the director calls, ‘Action!'”)
Although the drama has received some critique for its old-fashioned approach to CGI, the lead actors have fun behind the scenes as Park Shin Hye carries a screaming Cho Seung Woo over and over and over again down the wires.
In the second behind-the-scenes video, Park Shin Hye and Cho Seung Woo make up a conversation about what their characters might be fighting about as the two are tied to chairs. Cho Seung Woo is always reminding Park Shin Hye to wave at the behind-the-scenes camera but he observes, “My character’s always wearing the same clothes, so there can’t be much footage to use.”
Later, Sung Dong Il cracks up the entire cast and crew when he can’t find a bottle opener in the middle of his scene and just pops the beer open with a spoon. Because the cameras keep rolling, Park Shin Hye struggles to hold back a laugh until the director shouts, “Cut!” In another shot, Park Shin Hye can’t stop laughing even though the scene is supposed to start, so Sung Dong Il tells her, “Just laugh! I’m saying something funny!” But because his character is actually kidnapping Cho Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye’s characters, this just makes the actress laugh harder.
What do you think of the stunts in “Sisyphus: The Myth” so far?
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