On Netflix Korea’s YouTube channel, the main actors and director of the Netflix zombie series All of Us Are Dead discussed the drama’s behind-the-scenes.
During the conversation, the director inquired as to how many takes they had for the kissing scene between Lee Suhyok and Choi Nam-Ra.
Park Solomon, who played Lee Suhyok, responded that the scene was shot nearly 17 times. Cho Yi-Hyun, who played Choi Nam-Ra, added that she felt sorry for Park Solomon while filming the kissing scene.
“Because I was closing my eyes, I couldn’t find his lips,” Cho Yi-Hyun explained. “I told Solomon ‘I am really sorry, but can we try one more time?’ Then he was like, ‘sure, I like it’.”
“Before we shot that scene, I was so nervous,” Park Solomon added. “But once I received a kiss, I realized that ‘this is why actors do romance movies.’ The kissing scene was my favorite in All of Us Are Dead.”
The director and actors also discussed how they shot the opening sequence, in which the students first encounter the zombies. “I used the single-shot technique to portray the raw terror of the people to get the maximum reality,” the director explained.
He also revealed that actor Yoo In-soo, who played the villain Yoon Gwi-nam in All of Us Are Dead, has a fear of heights. Nonetheless, Yoon Gwi-nam frequently appeared in high places, such as in his battle scenes on library shelves.
Many interesting behind-the-scenes stories were shared by the director and actors of All of Us Are Dead. The entire video, with English subtitles, is available below.