Actor Wi Ha-jun shared which scene in 'Squid Game' he found the hardest to film.
On October 12, news outlet Deadline released an interview of Wi Ha-jun online.
During the interview, Wi Ha-jun spoke about his appearance in Netflix's series 'Squid Game', which is sweeping the world at the moment.
In 'Squid Game', Wi Ha-jun played the role of a young detective named 'Hwang Jun-ho' who infiltrates the 'game' in search of his older brother.
Wi Ha-jun said, "I like 'Squid Game' kind of genre myself and I was fascinated by the script, revealing this shocking event from the eyes of an owl―as an outsider."
He continued, "That was what captured me and was why I decided to join the project. I also have quite a lot of similarities with 'Jun-ho'. To start with, I have an older brother who I'm very close to."
He went on, "I, too, put high value in the orders, rules and disciplines that are in this world. I was told often that I should become an officer, soldier or legal practitioner."
Then, Wi Ha-jun was talked about being behind a mask for the majority of the series.
The actor said, "It was quite challenging to wear the mask for that long, particularly since I had to act underneath it. I was always going into the shooting with a lot of tension."
He resumed, "Even if I try hard and perform with my facial expressions and gaze, it didn't come through outside the mask. It didn't really show well on the screen."
He added, "So, I had to make excessive gestures to compensate for the loss of my facial expression and gaze. I would turn my head more dramatically and stuff like that."
After that, Wi Ha-jun was asked which scene he found the most difficult to shoot.
Wi Ha-jun answered, "The most challenging scene to shoot was the one where I made an underwater escape wearing scuba gear. I haven't mentioned this in other interviews, but I have a serious fear of water. It took a lot of time to overcome that fear."
"I took quite a few swimming lessons to shoot that scene, but I was able to complete it well, so I'm very happy about the outcome.", he commented.
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