im Seon-ho captured the attention of many Filipino viewers because of his portrayal of the character Han Ji-pyeong in the hit series Start-Up. The South Korean actor was widely praised especially for his superb crying scenes in the series.
During his V LIVE Broadcast as reported by news.nate.com and translated by entertainment website Soompi, the actor shared the techniques he used when he was shooting his crying scenes.
“I can cry to some extent if you just tell me to let out tears, but it’s difficult to cry while acting. It’s not easy to cry while everyone, including dozens of staff, is watching me," he admitted.
In order to focus on his crying scenes, Seon-ho relayed he always played make-believe that the scenario was happening in real life.
"I [try to think] that the scenario with the co-actor is real. For example, whether the staff is watching from afar or from close by, I make myself believe that the world and this situation is real, and even though someone is watching me, the two of us have met in the world of Start-Up," he said.
Seon-ho further relayed that when doing emotional scenes, he focused more on the purpose of the scene rather than the emotion that he needs to showcase.
"[I focus on] the purpose of the scene and what it is that I’m trying to say in that scene, rather than the emotion. For example, if I wanted to say, ‘I’m a bad guy,’ regarding my resentment and emotions about Grandma, I thought it was a roundabout way of saying, ‘Grandma, I’m sorry,'" he remarked.
Seon-ho also shared how he memorized his lines in his shows. The actor shared that he paints a mental picture in his mind in order to memorize his lines better.
“You can memorize things more quickly if you draw a picture in your head instead of just memorizing the words. You have to understand it first and then think you’re saying that to someone. If you’re trying to explain something, you have to know it well. There’s no special method, and the secret is to work hard," he stated.