tvN has given viewers of “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” a close look behind the scenes of episodes 1 and 2!
Based off a novel of the same name, “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” depicts the story of Yoo Se Poong (Kim Min Jae), a well-known internal medicine doctor who gets expelled from the royal court after being caught up in a conspiracy. Afterwards, he meets Seo Eun Woo (Kim Hyang Gi) and Gye Ji Han (Kim Sang Kyung) in the strange and beautiful Gyesu village and works to become a true doctor who heals the heart.
The first scene in the making clip is Yoo Se Poong and Seo Eun Woo’s first meeting. As Kim Min Jae and Kim Hyang Gi enjoy the outdoors and prepare for the scene, they shyly comment on how awkward it is to chat with a behind-the-scenes camera for the first time in awhile.
One year after Seo Eun Woo saves Yoo Se Poong’s life, he unknowingly returns the favor when he saves her from drowning. Kim Hyang Gi diligently films underwater scenes while fighting her skirt from bubbling up to the surface and Kim Min Jae rushes into the water without hesitation to rescue her.
In rehearsals, Kim Min Jae rushes back to the Gyesu clinic with Seo Eun Woo on his back and the crew members poke fun at him for being tired. He hilariously comments, “It’s a misunderstanding. I’m just acting.” Before continuing with the scene, Kim Min Jae puts on a soaking wet robe and Kim Sang Kyung comments from the side with no expression, “The kids must be cold…You guys film first…We can wait for you…” as Kim Soo Ahn cracks up beside him.
After an exciting scene with everyone in Gyesu village, child actor Han Chang Min goes around and gifts his co-stars some candy. Kim Min Jae and Ahn Chang Hwan thank him happily before adding, “Jang Goon [Han Chang Min’s character] is the best.”
For Kim Joo Ryeong’s special appearance as Seo Eun Woo’s mother-in-law, the actresses show incredible chemistry while filming their harsh scenes, but lots of warmth as soon as the cameras stop rolling. The director suggests, “Should we film a [real] slap just once?” and Kim Hyang Gi sweetly agrees, but Kim Joo Ryeong makes sure to shower the actress in hugs and apologies when the scene is over.
Lastly, Kim Min Jae and Kim Hyang Gi film their cute late-night date scene while mixing in lots of jokes, antics, and giggles.
Watch the full making video here!
The next episode of “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” airs on August 8 at 10:30 p.m. KST.