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Popular drama scenes on-screen and off-screen

  • Published : Sept 8, 2016 - 17:32
  • Updated : Sept 8, 2016 - 17:32

Korean dramas often have complex plot twists and overly dramatic relationships and love-triangles on-screen, but that isn’t quite the case off-screen.

The atmosphere off-screen and behind the scenes is just as dynamic but not nearly as complicated or intense.

Take a look at some popular dramas on-screen and off-screen.


(MBC "W")
On-screen, there has been an escalating romance between Kang-chul (played by Lee Jong-suk) and Oh Yeon-joo (played by Han Hyo-joo), whilst New Face (played by Kim Eui-sung) attempts to foil their romance and kill Lee and Oh.

(Chorokbaem media)
Off-screen, these three enjoy their rest in between takes by taking selfies and making funny faces.

“Uncontrollably Fond”
(KBS "Uncontrollably Fond")
It’s never easy for lovebirds Shin Joon-young (played by Kim Woo-bin) and No Eul (played by Bae Suzy) as their relationship goes through all kinds of hurdles, from jealous ex-girlfriends to a terminal illness.

(Kim Woo-bin fanpage Instagram)
Fortunately, they’re not faced with the same hardships when the cameras aren’t rolling. They maintain a good friendship, while being professional about their careers.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”
(SBS "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo")
Prince Wang Wook (played by Kang Ha-neul) and Prince Wang So (played by Lee Joon-gi) are in a fierce love-triangle with Hae-soo (played by IU) and their rivalry continues to elevate on-screen.

(Lee Joon-gi official Instagram)
Their off-screen chemistry is quite the opposite. Lee and Kang seem to share a very close brotherly bond, probably closer than with IU.

“Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

(KBS "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds")
Prince Lee Young (played by Park Bo-gum) and the eunach Ra-on (played by Kim Yoo-jung) have an ill-fated relationship, as their social class interferes with their feelings for each other. They also go through a number of hurdles just to stay alive and keep each other safe.

(Park Bo-gum official Instagram)
Off-screen, these two share a good brother-sister friendship, often take selfies, and seem blissfully unaware of their characters‘ on-screen struggles.

By Lee Sang-won (sangdoze@heraldcorp.com)