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D.O.'s 'Unforgettable' Co-Star Kim So Hyun On The EXO Vocalist's Tender Onscreen Kiss With An Umbrella: 'I Thought It Was A Little Weird'

By Jesse Lent | January 29, 2016 06:39 PM EST


If you're trapped in a sudden downpour, an umbrella can be your best friend. But have you ever considered taking the relationship to the next level?

In an interview Thursday with the South Korean media outlet eNEWS, Kim So Hyun, who stars alongside Do "D.O." Kyung Soo of the superstar K-pop group EXO in the romantic drama "Unforgettable," (translated directly as "Pure Love") discussed one scene that's been getting a lot of attention ahead of the film's Feb. 24 premiere.

The would be what fans and reporters have been referring to as the "umbrella kissing scene."

"If I'm being completely honest, when I saw the script and even right before we went into shooting, I thought it was a little weird," Kim said.

"I even asked the director 'does [D.O.] really kiss the umbrella?' The other actors also wondered how that scene would play out. I heard the staff was split on it too. The women said he should kiss the umbrella, while the men said he has to do the real thing [and kiss me]."

But it was D.O.'s performance as romantic lead Beom Sil that made the 16-year-old actress feel comfortable.

"The director insisted that we had to do the umbrella kiss, so we shot it," Kim recalled. "But when it came to actually shooting it, it didn't feel weird at all. It was just sad and unfortunate. I thought Beom Sil's pure heart, in that he likes her but can't approach her, was conveyed well. I think it showed on the screen too."

Though the scene wasn't without its challenges.

"Although we didn't kiss for real, it felt like our lips were touching, so shooting that scene was really difficult," she said.

At a press conference on Jan. 4 at the Lotte Cinema near the banks of the Han River in Seoul, D.O. himself appeared to be a bit anxious to see how he and his parasol paramour would be perceived.

"I'm very curious to see how it will come out," said the 23-year-old EXO band member. "I am also curious what the audience will think of that scene. It is an important scene. I think this scene really fits with the [concept of] first love."

Also answering press questions at the Lotte Cinema promotional event, Kim was quick to praise D.O.'s umbrella love.

"It truly is a beautiful scene," she said. "I hope that a lot of people are looking forward to this scene as it shows how the two characters clicked."

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