Netflix's All of Us are Dead duo Park Solomon (known as Lomon) and Cho Yi-hyun shot a total of 17 takes to capture their kissing scene.
During the coming-of-age zombie k-drama, Hyosan High students Le Su-hyeok (Lomon) and Choi Nam-ra (Yi-hyun) are attacked by zombies after the infection spread in their school, but they still manage to kiss each other.
Since the 12-episode Korean horror series made waves, the actors have been sharing interesting anecdotes on their Instagram accounts. In a new video, the two of them as well as stars Park Ji Hu, Yoon Chan Young, director Lee Jae Gyu, and writer Chung Sung Il discussed All of Us are Dead and shared some behind-the-scene stories.
While talking about Lomon and Cho Yi-Hyun's kissing scene, Lee Jae Gyu said,“Even now, Lomon can’t stop smiling. He looks so happy watching [this scene].” He then asked the stars, “How many takes did we do?”
“17 takes?," Lomon replied, then Yi-hyun added, “We did a lot of takes. I felt really sorry for Lomon. Because I had my eyes closed when I was leaning in [for the kiss], so I couldn’t find where his lips were.”
The 22-year-old actress revealed that Lomon had joked that he had enjoyed all the takes, which made everyone burst out laughing. “I kept saying, ‘Lomon, I’m really sorry. Can we try it just one more time? I’m really sorry,’” she added. “But Lomon was like, ‘Personally, I’m happy to keep going.'”
Lomon went on to admit that it was his "favorite" scene to bring to life, elaborating it: “Before we shot that scene, I kept worrying, ‘How do we pull off the kiss? I’m so nervous. What do I do?’ But after [Cho Yi Hyun] kissed me, I realized, ‘Oh, so this is why actors do romance dramas.’”
Writer Chun Sung-il suggested that his initial intention was to edit out this intimate scene believing that it was "too still" in the context of high-schoolers running away from zombies. However, director Lee Jae-kyoo insisted that he wanted to keep the intimate moment to "bring out the conflict between the students more dramatically".
All of Us are Dead, which recently became the second non-English language show to make it to the top of Netflix's charts, is currently still the #1 original series on the platform. For details about the potential renewal, check out the details about All of Us Are Dead Season 2 here.