Even though filming his latest kissing scene was a chilling experience, Kim Jaejoong felt that it went well.
At the press conference for his new drama "Spy" he spoke about the chilly conditions he endured while filming a kiss scene with co-star Go Sung Hee.
"It was extremely cold," he said.
While the snowy day made for a romantic scene, it was an unpleasant work environment as the scene took three hours to shoot.
"The wind chill was almost negative 20 degrees Celsius and it started snowing all of a sudden," he said.
The director could not have asked for a prettier setting but the conditions made it harder to focus.
"The picture was really pretty," said Kim Jaejoong. "The snow fluttered as if we had planned it. Then huge snowflakes started to fall, followed by rain and then it turned to hail."
Although the scene took three hours to film he described the scene as "natural and touching.
"I am usually left still emotional for a while after filming a kissing scene or after scenes with affectionate touching," he said.
And that was the case with this scene.
The JYJ singer and actor was asked if he had any special techniques for filming kissing scenes. He says he does not.
"I don"t have any tricks as to how to act in kissing scenes. It"s true though that how I approach the scene changes depending on the partner."
He"s kissed a few beautiful co-stars and the list grows longer as he adds to his acting resume. One of his early notable kisses was shared with Wang Ji Hye in "Protect The Boss." That kiss scene took some practice.
"I put a lot of effort into the kiss scene with Wang Ji Hye," he said when he appeared on Choi Kang Hee"s radio program "Night Flight. "It took over 50 takes. If there ever was a NG award, it would definitely have been awarded to us."
He had memorable kiss scenes with two actresses in Triangle. There was the racy kiss scene when Kim Hye Eun"s character impatiently pulled him into her hotel room. the actress said it made her real-life husband jealous. Then there was his sweet kiss scene with co-star Baek Jin Hee. There"s no word on how long either of those kissing scenes took to film but they were both cinematically effective.
In "Spy" Kim Jaejoong plays a genius intelligence analyst who does not know his mother is a North Korean sleeper spy. His love interest, played by Go Sung Hee, is a seemingly innocent girl with a secret.
Are you excited about this new drama? It starts January 9th.