Watch: “Happiness” Cast Enjoy Their Final Days Of Filming And Bid Farewell To The Drama
tvN’s “Happiness” shared a final behind-the-scenes video for the last two episodes!
“Happiness” is an apocalyptic urban thriller set in the near future inside an apartment building that is stratified by social standing. The high-rise apartment is sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges, and the drama depicts the fear, psychological battles, and desperate struggles for survival that ensue.
In the video, Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo pass time before filming by playing a game where they must think of songs with certain keywords in them. Han Hyo Joo is surprised when Park Hyung Sik is able to remember an old song with “wind” in the lyrics.
After thinking of songs with the word “sky” in them, the two actors turn to ask one of the staff members, who is stumped. Park Hyung Sik jokes, “You just need to go buy drinks for us now,” and Han Hyo Joo chimes in, “I’ll take an iced coffee!” Han Hyo Joo then introduces the game to child actress Song Ji Woo, giving her an especially long time to think of a song and even changing the keyword to make it easier for her.
In another clip, Jo Woo Jin joins Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo on set, and he enjoys watching Park Hyung Sik struggle through filming a simple smile. Unable to stop laughing, Jo Woo Jin says, “I shouldn’t have looked, but I accidentally did.” When Park Hyung Sik tries to film his smile again, he suddenly stops and asks, “Can I wipe my sweat off first?” and everyone bursts into laughter once more.
The next clip shows Han Hyo Joo and Park Hyung Sik discussing details for an emotional kiss scene. After the director yells “Cut,” the two actors pull apart and being laughing at how they both began sniffling and wiping their eyes. Later on, they get together with Song Ji Woo to take pictures before their final filming, with Park Hyung Sik remarking, “This is going to look like a family picture.”
The lead actors also share their final thoughts on the drama, beginning with Han Hyo Joo. She comments, “For the past four months it’s been quite hectic, but I do feel a bit sad. I wondered how I would feel after it ended, and I realized I’ve made way more memories than I thought I would and I’ve met so many great people, so it’s quite a shame. I already feel like I’m going to miss everyone and I’m very grateful to have found such a great production.”
To the viewers, she adds, “I think I was able to show you all some different sides of me through Yoon Sae Bom, so I think it was a good time.”
Next, Park Hyung Sik shares, “I can’t believe it’s already the final filming. When I try to film emotional scenes, all of the narratives that led up to that point just wash over me, and I realize, ‘Wow, I’ve really done a lot. We’ve really shared a lot.'”
He continues, “I really enjoyed filming, and the director was always full of energy. All of the cast members are great at acting, and when we’re together we’re so loud. We share story after story, so if the director can help it he doesn’t go near us, saying we drain his energy. The set was so enjoyable, and I learned a lot. I was really happy, everyone.”
Joo Woo Jin says, “I always think of the word ‘bittersweet’ whenever a project comes to an end, and it’s the same with this one. There were plenty of things that weren’t easy while filming, but all of the staff and actors worked really hard. Now that I’ve come to the realization that it’s really the end, it feels all the more disappointing.”
Park Joo Hee comments, “Beginning in May, I spent my summer of around three months filming ‘Happiness.’ As it was my first time taking on a role as a soldier, I was able to have a lot of new and interesting experiences. I have nothing but happy memories from those three months of filming. As such, I’m pretty sad.”
Finally, Lee Joon Hyuk shares, “Today is finally the last day of filming for ‘Happiness.’ I always feel the same way every time I take on a project. When it comes to the last day of filming, I think of a lot of things I could have done differently, but another part of me thinks, ‘Yes, I’m free! It’s done! I’m so relieved.’ But for the most part I feel sad. This drama in particular was very close to reality. Although the subject matter itself was removed from reality, we filmed in a very realistic manner, and the writer wrote the script that way as well. This drama has its own appeal.”
Watch the full making-of video below!
“Happiness” aired its final episode on December 11.
Catch up on the drama with subtitles below!