In a wrap-up interview for tvN hit drama Oh Hae Young Again, Eric shared his thoughts on the character of Oh Hae Young played by Seo Hyun Jin.
“It’s a very attractive character. Depending on how you see it, she could become an unlikable character but (Seo Hyun Jin’s) own charms made it work.”
“I personally think that Park Do Kyung fell for Oh Hae Young when they first met on the street. In the drama, with the set-up of Pretty Oh Hae Young and Average Oh Hae Young, it’s natural to think that Park Do Kyung wouldn’t fall for her first, but when they were eating noodles together, he told her that she looks pretty when she eats. Based on this, I felt that he has already fallen for her without realizing it.”
The two co-stars also pulled off a variety of affectionate kiss scenes, starting with the ‘wall kiss’.
“Typically in dramas there would already be a kiss scene in the first 2 episodes, but as we went on without one until the midway point, where we jad to do one with intense emotions. It felt quite burdensome at that point. I thought it was good when I read the script but when we had to get down to doing it, I was worried and uneasy. Seo Hyun Jin and I spent a lot of effort on it.”
“Park Hoon (played by Heo Jung Min) and Yoon Anna (played by Heo Young Ji) had the first kiss of the drama, and it was pretty intense. I got quite stressed out when the director asked us how we were going to do our scene. So Seo Hyun Jin and I discussed at length before shooting the scene. After shooting that scene, we became much more comfortable after that. While we took a more technical approach towards the wall kiss, the ones after that were done with more realistic emotions.”
Eric shared that his favorite scene was at the hospital when Oh Hae Young ran towards Park Do Kyung and kissed him.
“Kiss scenes led by the male lead can often be seen in dramas, but that’s not the case for kiss scenes led by the female lead. From the perspective of the viewer, that’s really nice. A refreshing change.”
And on earning the nickname of “master of kiss scenes” with this drama, Eric replied with a embarrassed laugh, “Seo Hyun Jin responded well.”
In Oh Hae Young Again, Eric played the role of Park Do Kyung, a leading audio director with a prickly personality who had prophetic visions of the near future. His budding romance with Oh Hae Young sees him displaying his tsundere charms, earning Eric the accolade of romcom king. His short lines in the drama have also created a series of 4-character Park Do Kyung quotes.