Actor Lee Dong-wook poses during a press conference for upcoming TV series "Wild Romance" held in Seoul, South Korea on January 2, 2012. [KBS]
Korean actor Lee Dong-wook says he has performed all of his own stunts for the action sequences in his new TV series because of his co-star Lee Si-young.
Lee made the remark during the press conference for KBS' new Wednesday and Thursday primetime romantic comedy "Wild Romance" held in Seoul on Monday while talking about his chemistry with the actress who won the National Amateur Boxing Championship in her weight category last March.
"Most of the time, actors use stunt doubles for the really difficult action sequences but Lee Si-young wanted to do them by herself which was tiring for me because that meant I had to perform my own as well," he explained.
Lee then added with a smile, "There are several action sequences and even more scenes where we are always bickering so I feel bad because I don't think I've looked at Lee Si-young in a normal way. I keep glaring at her."
To this, Lee Si-young responded that she liked that Lee was enthusiastic in practicing the action sequences with her and was satisfied that they did not use stunt doubles.
"Romance," helmed by producer Bae Kyung-soo and written by scenarist Park Yun-sun, tells the story of a pro baseball player named Park Moo-yeul (Lee Dong-wook) who female bodyguard Yoo Eun-chae (Lee Si-young) ends up having to protect in order to protect their reputations although she is also one of his biggest anti-fans.
The show, also starring Oh Man-suk, Hwang Sun-hee and Girls' Generation's Jessica, will make its premiere on January 4.
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