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'Because This Is My First Life': Lee Min Ki & Jung So Min Talks Se Hee & Ji Ho's First Kiss

by Diane Samson / Oct 27, 2017 09:29 AM EDT
Because This Is My First Life

The first kiss between Nam Se Hee and Yoon Ji Ho was a pivotal moment in the premiere episode of "Because This is My First Life" that actors Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min had to do it over and over and over and over again. The scene that barely lasted a few seconds has to be filmed repeatedly to make it perfect. 

Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min revealed how they filmed their first on-screen kiss during a broadcast on Naver's V Live. According to the stars of "Because This Is My First Life," they had to kiss multiple times not because either of them was a bad kisser. 

"We filmed [the kiss scene] many times for a long time. We kissed more than 16 times," Lee Min Ki, who plays Se Hee in "Because This Is My First Life," shared (via Soompi). When the presenter pointed out that the former "Dalja's Spring" actor is a good kisser, he explained that director Park Joon Hwa wanted to film the scene in multiple angles. He also added that it was the first time he had to film a kiss scene so many times.

The kiss scene between Se Hee and Ji Ho happened right after they met and without knowing about their tenant-landlord relationship. Unlike any other romance dramas, "Because This Is My First Life" started with the lead characters kissing, living together and getting married before they started falling in love. 

"Because This Is My First Life" premiered on Oct. 9 and has garnered positive reviews from viewers. The drama premiered with 2% ratings during its first episode, according to data collected by Nielsen Korea (via Kdrama Pal). It competes with "Temperature of Love" on SBS and "Witch's Court" on KBS2. 

This week, "Because This Is My Life" Episode 5 recorded 2.7% ratings nationwide while Episode 6 reached 3.6% of the viewership across the country. Meanwhile, "Temperature of Love" was at 6.6% on Monday and 6.5% on Tuesday. "Witch's Court prevailed this week with Episode 5 recording 10.2% and Episode 6 reaching 11% ratings. 


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