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‘Fight For My Way’ Actress Lee Elijah Comments On Controversial Park Seo Joon Kiss Scene

by Robie Ferrer / Jul 19, 2017 07:11 AM EDT
Lee Elijah starred in the TV series 'Fight For My Way.' (DramaKBS/YouTube)

An episode in the recently concluded series "Fight For My Way" captured the attention of netizens given the intense kiss between Park Seo Joon and Lee Elijah. Several months after the said episode was released, the actress broke her silence to comment on the alleged controversial scene.

"Fight For My Way" episode 4 that aired in late May featured flashback scenes that gave viewers a glimpse at Dong Man's complicated love story with former girlfriend turned successful announcer Hye Ran. Portrayed by Park Seo Joon and Lee Elijah, one of the scenes showed Hye Ran attempting to reconcile with her on-and-off again boyfriend by dropping by unannounced in Dong Man's apartment and surprising him with an ardent kiss.

Shortly after the said episode was released, several netizens commented that Lee Elijah and Park Seo Joon's kiss scene was too provocative. Some viewers even claimed that the actress French kissed the actor in the said "Fight For My Way" scene.

Recently, Lee Elijah shared her thoughts about her kiss scene with her "Fight For My Way" co-star. In an interview with Korean news outlet OSEN, she admitted that it was her first time to film an actual kiss scene since her previous projects only required her to do a quick peck on the lips action.

The actress also confessed her nervousness over the kiss scene and even had discussions with the "Fight For My Way" showrunners on how to tackle the said sequence. Lee Elijah also commended Park Seo Joon for being considerate when she had to show a little aggressiveness to complete a scene, as well as for helping her feel comfortable on set.

Meanwhile, "Fight For My Way" retained its lead on a TV popularity index for the third consecutive week. With a score of 258 points, the slice of life drama nabbed the first place on the Content Power Index for the chart period covering July 3 until July 9, according to data from CJ E&M Entertainment and Niesen Korea, as cited by Yonhap News.

"Fight For My Way" ended its 16-episode run on July 11, Tuesday on KBS. Watch a clip of Lee Elijah and Park Seo Joon's kiss scene below:

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