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Jun Ji Hyun Talks about Kissing with Kim Soo Hyun for ‘The Thieves’

Kim Soo Hyun spilled about their kiss scene, but what did Jun Ji Hyun, his partner, think about it?

The press conference for The Thieves (formerly, The Professionals) was held on June 12 in Seoul. Director Choi Dong Hun and actors Kim Yun Suk, Kim Hye Soo, Lee Jung Jae, Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Hae Suk, Oh Dal Su and Jun Ji Hyun were present to talk about the film.

When asked about their kiss scene, Jun Ji Hyun said, “I felt pressure because the director said we would be retaking the scene more than 10 times regardless of whether it came out good or not. All actors get worried about such scenes and have a hard time getting through them, but in my case, it was great because I was with Kim Soo Hyun.”

Jun Ji Hyun became Ye Nicole, who specializes in tightroping, for the film. She was a thief who doesn’t hesitate to go for tall buildings even with her small figure, and never purchases the things she wants, but steals them. She and Jampano (Kim Soo Hyun) have a little moment, and the two end up kissing.

She joked, “It’s my first kiss scene in Korea, but I agreed to do it since he was younger than me. I asked Kim Soo Hyun later, and he said it wasn’t his first time. I felt like I was at a disadvantage then.”

“I’m full of new emotions after seeing the behind-the-scenes video, she said. “I didn’t know I would have to do the wire action myself. I think I couldn’t avoid it, though, because of the actors and the director. It wasn’t that hard when I thought of them.”

The Thieves is a film about 10 thieves from Korea and China who gather to steal the Tears of the Sun, an infamous diamond hidden in the casinos of Macau. It will premiere on July 25.


Credit: CJ E&M enewsWorld    Photo credit: Hea Jung Min   Translation Credit : Erika Kim