tvN has released the comedic behind-the-scenes video of the thrilling scenes in episodes 9 and 10 of “Jirisan”!
Written by Kim Eun Hee, “Jirisan” is a mystery drama starring Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon as rangers at Mount Jiri National Park who uncover the truth behind mysterious accidents on the mountain.
The video begins with Oh Jung Se and Jun Ji Hyun filming the scene in which her character, Seo Yi Kang, asks his character, Jung Goo Young, for help in finding the missing newbie ranger Lee Da Won. The director suggests that Oh Jung Se cough a little to show that he’s not Da Won before appearing in the shot. Later, Jun Ji Hyun waits for Oh Jung Se to say a line, only for him to tell her, “I don’t have any lines here.”
In the next scene, Go Min Si plays the moment in which her character, Lee Da Won, is found dead. Although she has to lie in an uncomfortable position on the rocks, she shows her professionalism when she tells the director she doesn’t need something underneath to protect her. As soon as the director says, “Cut,” though, she gasps for breath, as she was holding it during the scene to make her character lie as still as possible. At the end, she tells the cast and crew with a smile, “It’s good to be alive.”
The behind-the-scenes interview also features a farewell interview with Go Min Si. She says, “We filmed for about half a year and now we’re filming on the real Mount Jiri in the hot summer. As Da Won is such a lively and bright character, I also gained strength from her while filming. I look forward to seeing the beautiful landscapes of Mount Jiri, as well as the various stories in the drama.”
Another scene takes place deep in the woods in a place where the rangers and hikers rarely venture. When it comes time for Seo Yi Kang and Kang Hyun Jo (Joo Ji Hoon’s character) to run from a bear, the director gives Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon detailed instructions, as there is no actual bear involved in the scene. Joo Ji Hoon says his line, “What’s that?” and Jun Ji Hyun cracks a joke by sniffing and saying, “The smell?” and looking at the director.
The next few scenes show Jo Han Chul, Oh Jung Se, Jun Ji Hyun, and Joo Ji Hoon exhausted by the many takes of them running up and down the mountain and rescuing stranded hikers. In one scene, the director tells Jun Ji Hyun that she was running with her upper body too stiff, so she suggests bending down like a speed skater. He suggests, “Isn’t there a happy medium?”
Check out the video below!