Bride of the Water God: Screenwriter reveals the best kiss scene

Writer reveals interesting behind-the-scenes detail.

Bride of the Water God
An official still from tvN's 'Bride of the Water God.'

Tonight, the final episode of 'The Bride of Habaek,' also called 'Bride of the Water God,' will air. The kiss scenes in the tvN drama are being talked about because of their authentic feel. South Korean Screenwriter Jung Yoon-jung has revealed the kiss scene from the drama that she liked the most.

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She said, "The kiss scene in the 14th episode most accurately displays Ha-baek (Nam Joo-hyuk)'s feelings and emotions. Before that, there was also a scene that got edited out where Ha-baek and Hoo-ye (Lim Ju-hwan) were having a private conversation. Following this, Ha-baek returns back home and kisses So-ah (Shin Se-kyung)."

She continued, "The reasoning was that this part was meant to show the implicit acceptance between Ha-baek and Hoo-ye. However, I don't think it was bad [that it got edited out] as it ended up appearing as though the kiss was due to jealougy of Hoo Ye."

Jung Yoon-jung added, "Following that, there was another kiss scene where Ha-baek kisses So-ah out of envy and spite towards Hoo-ye and that wasn't bad either. Our director gets quite nervous when it's time to film a kiss scene. He wanted to take out this particular scene, but I convinced him not to. I reasoned that the emotions in that scene were crucial to the storyline and explained exactly how it needed to be executed. He eventually accepted the idea and I was really grateful."

These are no doubt very interesting titbits of behind-the-scenes that viewers and fans will enjoy. We already know that Ha-baek and So-ah will have another kiss, as the preview for the final episode teases. However, what is most important is whether So-ah will have to die in the finale, like Ji Eun-tak's death in 'Goblin.' We see So-ah in a wedding dress, so hopefully, the Water God gets to save his bride and take her with him to his kingdom.

Episode 16 of 'The Bride of Habaek' will air tonight at 10:55 p.m. KST, on tvN network.

This article was first published on August 22, 2017