“It’s okay not to be alright,” gave a behind-the-scenes look at the first two episodes of the drama!
tvNs “It’s okay not to be okay” is a “somewhat strange romantic comedy” with Kim Soo Hyun play Moon Kang Tae, a community health worker in a psychiatric ward, and Seo Ye Ji play Go Moon Young, a children’s book author with anti-social personality disorder. Oh Jung Se plays the role of Moon Sang Tae, a very talented illustrator in the field of autism.
The video begins with a scene between Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun, in which Moon Kang Tae holds the blade of a knife until his hand bleeds. Kim Soo Hyun receives help from a director who finds out what looks most natural for Kim Soo Hyun.
Away from the action, a curious Seo Ye Ji tries out the film equipment. You can hear Kim Soo Hyun shouting, “Moon Young, don’t use your energy!”
Later in her scene, Seo Ye Ji throws the knife too tightly and bursts out laughing. Kim Soo Hyun asks her, “Why are you laughing?”
Next, Seo Ye Ji, Kim Soo Hyun, and Oh Jung Se are all on the set to film Go Moon Young’s autograph. When Oh Jung Se’s character Moon Sang Tae is overwhelmed at the event, Kim Soo Hyun’s character comes to his aid and comfort him. As they film, Kim Soo Hyun becomes emotional and holds back the tears.
Meanwhile, Seo Ye Ji cannot suppress her laugh in the following scene if she is to give Kim Soo Hyun a small, natural smile. As the director calls “Cut”, Kim Soo Hyun demands: “Make the scene pretty with CGI.”
Next, Kim Soo Hyun is on a bus with Oh Jung Se. They joke around and read a book about dinosaurs together. The two have a sweet fraternal moment that makes them laugh.
Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun then rehearse their scene together. Kim Soo Hyun playfully follows Seo Ye Ji and pretends to film her like a cameraman.
When Kim Soo Hyun recites his lines and asks Seo Ye Ji to close her eyes, Seo Ye Ji laughs and replies, “So I obediently do everything he says?” while Kim Soo Hyun checks to see if Seo Ye Ji closes her eyes.
The two actors practice a moment when Kim Soo teaches Hyun Seo Ye Ji’s character the “butterfly hug,” a technique used to ground people in moments of fear. The two try to find a way to comfortably maneuver their arms and make each other laugh as they fight.
The duo are still in high spirits on the set when Kim Soo Hyun misses the timing for his lines, first speaking too early and then forgetting to speak.
Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun end the shoot with a seriousness that subsides as soon as the cameras stop rolling.
Check out the clip below!
“It’s okay not to be okay” is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays at 9pm. KST.
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