'Goblin' last aired on February 4 as a special episode. Two months have passed yet the drama and its stars remain as popular as ever.
On May 3, Gong Yoo won "Best Drama Actor" at the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards for his role as Kim Shin in 'Goblin,' while writer Kim Eun-sook took home the Grand Award for the same drama. Now, Lee Dong-wook, who is currently touring Asia as part of his 'For My Dear' fan meetings, has shared an interesting story from the sets of the supernatural romance drama.
As noted by Allkpop, Lee Dong-wook was in Hong Kong on May 3, as part of his Asia tour and watched several memorable scenes from 'Goblin' with his fans there. One of those scenes was the actor's first kiss with Yoo In-na. Things might look rosy on screen but the reality was very different. He revealed: "That was probably January 1. It was probably very early in the morning, and we'd been filming for over 24 hours already, plus it was cold and raining. I was just thinking that I wanted to hurry up, go home, and sleep a minute longer."
This isn't anything new for actors as shoots for dramas or films are often very hectic, leaving the actors exhausted. As professionals however, it is their job to convey with conviction, the emotions their characters are supposedly experiencing. Dong-wook's performance as the Grim Reaper and his romantic scenes with Yoo In-na has received tremendous praise from Hallyu fans worldwide. In fact, Dong-wook and In-na's chemistry overshadowed that of Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun for many episodes. However, the last few episodes chose to concentrate on the Goblin and his Bride.
Lee Dong-wook also revealed that despite not working together anymore, the cast of 'Goblin' stay in touch with each other still, through a group chat room they have. Through the chat room, they keep each other updated about their lives. "The day I flew to Hong Kong, I told them so... They said 'Have a good trip', 'I'm doing this', 'Let's meet up if we have time', and such. We keep in contact often," the actor said.
It is well known to fans that Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook are very good friends and have known each other since they were in the Army together. Both actors often show-up on each other's fan meets. Gong Yoo, who is a very emotional person, became teary-eyed at Dong-wook's Seoul fan meet while reminiscing about the good times they had on the sets of 'Goblin.'
Lee Dong-wook's next two stops will be in Indonesia, and Thailand.