Bride of the Water God: Shin Se Keung talks about emotional scenes with Nam Joo Hyuk

Lead actress Shin Se-kyung has revealed interesting information about filming emotional scenes with her leading man Nam Joo-hyuk.

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

tvN drama 'the Bride of Habaek,' also called 'Bride of the Water God,' ended this August 22 with 3.158 percent viewership ratings as per AGB Nielsen Korea. Lead actress Shin Se-kyung has revealed interesting information about filming emotional scenes with her leading man Nam Joo-hyuk.

As noted by website Soompi, actress Shin Se-kyung, in a recent interview talked about filming crying scenes with Nam Joo-hyuk opposite her. "When your co-actor is filming an emotional scene, it is difficult to cry with them 100 percent of the time, but Nam Joo Hyuk cried with me whether the camera was on him or not," she said about Nam Joo-hyuk.

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Praising Nam Joo-hyuk's method acting skills, Shin Se-kyung added, "I've never seen an actor who cried with me on every take, and seeing him made me ask myself, 'when my co-actor is filming their close-up emotional scene, have I ever cried with them?' and made me self-reflect. I was really touched and surprised." The actress also said nam Joo-hyuk gave her motivation and that she learned a lot while filming scenes with him.

Shin Se-kyung also revealed she has a phobia of water and it made the filming of her scenes in water quite difficult. The drama is about a water god, so obviously they had to film many scenes in water, even under water. "I worried the most about the underwater scenes when deciding to appear in the drama," she said.

The 27-year-old actress added, "My trauma is so bad that sometimes I get short of breath while showering. Thankfully, with the generous help of the filming crew, I was able to complete the water scenes, though I feel apologetic because I could have done a better job if I wasn't an actress who was scared of water. But I still did my best."

One particular scene which was the most difficult for her to perform was with Gong Myung's character Bi Ryeom, a wind god. "The scene where I'm having a really hard time while being hit by water was part acting and part reality. During the second take, I couldn't breathe so we had to stop filming. It's not good manners as an actress, but the crew was very considerate," she said.

Thankfully she was alright at the end of such shoots and hopefully, she may have overcome her fear of water a bit. Nam Joo-hyuk had also revealed earlier, that he had fear of heights. However, he had to be suspended by wires to film scenes for the drama.

This article was first published on August 28, 2017