Filming ‘Jealousy Incarnate,’ actors fight with laughter

September 21, 2016

GOYANG, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) — The stars of the popular TV series “Jealousy Incarnate” said Wednesday they’ve been struggling to keep themselves from laughing during the many funny moments on the show.

The rom-com drama starring Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk and Go Kyung-pyo has been climbing TV charts since its first broadcast on Aug. 24, with the latest episode recording a viewership of more than 10 percent.

It tells the story of a macho news anchor (Jo) who begins to develop feelings of jealousy in a love triangle with his secret admirer and weathercaster Pyo Na-ri (Gong), and his close friend and chaebol heir Go Jung-won (Go).

Jo Jung-suk (L), Gong Hyo-jin (C) and Go Kyung-pyo pose for a photo during a press conference promoting their drama "Jealousy Incarnate" at an SBS TV station in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on Sept. 21, 2016, in this photo provided by SBS.

Jo Jung-suk (L), Gong Hyo-jin (C) and Go Kyung-pyo pose for a photo during a press conference promoting their drama “Jealousy Incarnate” at an SBS TV station in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on Sept. 21, 2016, in this photo provided by SBS.

“I think I’m probably one of the top five actors who make the most mistakes from laughing during shoots,” Gong said at a press conference held at an SBS TV station in Goyang, northwest of Seoul. “I’m holding it in order to act. There’s a weird synergy that comes from acting in situations like that.”

The 36-year-old explained that the facial expressions that come from concentrating harder sometimes fit the situation really well and probably appeal to the viewers, too.

One of the funniest scenes was when Jo had a double nose bleed inside an elevator, she said.

Jo, who recently acted a scene where he underwent a test for breast cancer, confessed to having similar problems with laughter, although he added that it has made filming all the more fun.

“I think we’re a group of people who know exactly what a comedy should be like,” he said.

The cancer screening itself was no laughing matter, though, as it “really hurt,” according to the 36-year-old.

After watching the drama, one male viewer went to the hospital for a checkup and was diagnosed with the cancer that is rare in men.

“One has to be physically fit to battle a tough disease, but what’s more important is mental strength,” Jo said when asked to make some comments to the patient. “Keep in there and I hope the treatment goes well.”

The actor asked viewers to stay tuned to see how badly jealousy ruins him and whether he succeeds in love.

Go said he, too, will likely be ruined by jealousy but in a different way from Jo.

“If such a situation were to happen in reality, I hate emotional exhaustion, so I think I’d make my friend give up,” the 26-year-old said, drawing laughter in the room. “I’m someone who has to gain love, so I’d move quickly.”

The 24-part series airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. on SBS TV.

A poster for the SBS TV series "Jealousy Incarnate," provided by SBS.

A poster for the SBS TV series “Jealousy Incarnate,” provided by SBS.

 

One Comment

  1. Camry

    September 22, 2016 at 1:45 AM

    So much love and laughter and this is the best reason why people need to watch this drama it has so many killer points and I can’t stop laughing in every single episode. Just finished watching ep 9 and I’m so dying to know the love scenes for pyo na Ri and joo won.. Hwang shin is my favourite lols hope he gets the gal

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