Camera Directors Reveal Byeon Woo-seok & Kim Hye Yoon’s Chemistry Secrets on ‘Lovely Runner’ Set

Directors from the popular tvN drama ‘Lovely Runner’ have shared insights into the exceptional chemistry between lead stars Byeon Woo-seok and Kim Hye Yoon.

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In a recent interview on the YouTube channel ‘K-insider Insights’, Yoon Dae-young and Shin Gi-chang, the camera directors of the show, revealed how the two actors had a surprisingly good rapport on set.

According to Yoon Dae-young, Byeon Woo-seok’s dedication to the project was evident, especially after facing challenges earlier in his career.

“Byeon Woo-seok was very passionate about this project. He went through many challenges during his career, including being unexpectedly replaced in a project before filming began. In ‘Lovely Runner’, he finally landed the lead role for the first time in nine years. He put a lot of effort into the drama, communicating with the writers daily via phone.”

-Yoon Dae-young

Kim Hye Yoon, on the other hand, impressed Shin Gi-chang with her willingness to support and match Byeon Woo-seok’s performance despite her more extensive acting experience.

Lovely Runner
Lovely Runner
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“When an actor in a drama tries to hog all the spotlight, they ultimately ruin it for everyone in many cases. However, Kim Hye Yoon succeeded in single-handily persuading the viewers how and why her character fell for Byeon Woo-seok’s character in this drama.”

-Park Hyun-min

The directors praised Kim Hye Yoon for her ability to elevate Byeon Woo-seok’s performance and create a convincing on-screen chemistry between the characters they portrayed.

Lovely Runner
Lovely Runner
(Photo : Youtube)

“When shooting a drama, it’s common to film scenes separately; the main characters usually take turns filming a scene of them together. When one lead is in a scene, the other who is not in the scene reacts to their partner’s acting and exchanges lines with them. On a scale of 1 to 100, Kim Hye Yoon always gave 100 to Byeon Woo-seok when he was in a scene. She did a great job boosting her partner’s performance.”

-Yoon Dae-young

Nam Tae-jin, the drama producer, also commended Kim Hye Yoon for her professionalism and ability to bring out the best in her co-star.

“Some actresses act in a way that highlights and flatters the charms of their male lead partners when doing a romance drama. Those are the superstars in the romance comedy genre, in my opinion. As I watched the drama, I knew that the producer must have loved working with Kim Hye Yoon.”

-Nam Tae-jin

During filming, the directors noticed a genuine connection between Byeon Woo-seok and Kim Hye Yoon, both on and off-screen.

“They got along very well in real life. Their amazing chemistry in the drama didn’t just magically happen; they had a great connection in real life. They seemed to be completely absorbed in their scenes, which occasionally made me wonder if something was going on between them.”

-Shin Gi-chang

Their natural chemistry translated well into the emotional scenes they portrayed, leaving a strong impact on the viewers.

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