In interviews with Cineplay, Lee Jun-Young and Seohyun discussed their roles in the film “Love and Leashes,” in which they played a special romantic relationship.
Lee Jun-Young shared that he had to gain quite some weight in order to shoot the film. He weighed 61 kg when he first met the director and 76 kg while filming the film.
“I brought rice balls and kept eating them. I didn’t give myself enough time to get hungry. As a result, I gained weight, but it wasn’t easy,” he said.
Seohyun also had difficulties during filming, especially for the scene when she curses Lee Jun-Young for nearly 3 minutes. She practiced cursing for five hours a day in the soundproof room, imagining the worst situation she could think of.
“Because it was a very important scene,“ Seohyun continued, “Ji-hoo feels catharsis at the different aspects of Ji-woo for the first time, and Ji-woo finds herself in ways she didn’t even know.”
In one scene in Love and Leashes, Seohyun swings the shredded paper at Lee Jun-Young and curses him for not acting properly. Seohyun said that scene was the most difficult to shoot.
“There’s a scene where the shredded paper pops and bounces like popcorn, emphasizing the cinematic effect.” Seohyun went on to say, “We filmed that scene so many times. Because shredded paper fell on my head, the lighting suddenly splattered, or it didn’t go as planned. I thought I was losing my voice because I was saying bad words for hours while filming that scene.”
Lee Jun-Young’s most memorable scene in “Love and Leashes” is when he makes a puppy sound while he plays a subordinate. He mentioned that the director gave him two different directions. During the “play” with Seohyun, he was asked to make a puppy sound and, at the normal time, a big dog sound.
Lee-Jun Young said, “I recall the maltese I raised in the past. He was a cynical and self-assured pal. I thought of being a golden retriever for the large dog. I remember being terrified of seeing a golden retriever because the dog was so large. However, after hearing that golden retrievers are gentle and helpful to humans, I felt more at ease with it.”
“Love and Leashes” has a running time of 1 hour and 58 minutes and is available on Netflix.