Actors Lim Ji Yeon And Song Hye Kyo Share What It Was Like Filming Their Very Real Slap Scene

“I looked at the mirror and both of our faces had hand marks on them.”

Actresses Lim Ji Yeon and Song Hye Kyo revealed they really slapped each other in a scene for their upcoming drama, Netflix‘s The Glory.

Lim Ji Yeon |

On December 20, the cast members of the drama attended a press conference held at the JW Marriot Hotel in Seoul. In attendance were star writer Kim Eun Sook, director Ahn Gil Ho, actors Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Lim Ji Yeon, Yeom Hye Ran, Park Sung Hoon, and Jung Sung Il.

From left: Lim Ji Yeon, Lee Do Hyun, Song Hye Kyo, Yeom Hye Ran |

Netflix’s The Glory tells the story of a woman who was a victim of school bullying in her youth. The drama follows the woman’s quest for revenge as she goes on a path to ruin the lives of her bullies.

Actress Lim Ji Yeon revealed that playing the protagonist’s school bully in the drama was not easy for her.

Personally, I had a lot of concerns playing Yeon Jin (the name of her character). It was hard for me to imagine what it would feel like if a person that I bullied years ago came back (into my life).

— Lim Ji Yeon

Lim Ji Yeon then stated that for a scene, she had to slap Song Hye Kyo. The actress revealed that the slaps in the scene were very real, which co-star Song Hye Kyo would later confirm.

On set, the director asked for one very hard slap scene. I thought that the scene had to be shot in one cut and traded slaps (with Song Hye Kyo). After the scene, we both were swollen.

— Lim Ji Yeon

Song Hye Kyo then stated that of all the years she has been acting, this was the first slap scene in which she was really slapped.

I’ve worked for a long time, but this was the first time I was slapped this hard. I’m sure it was the same for Jiyeon,but the moment I was slapped, my head went blank. I forgot what my next lines were.

— Song Hye Kyo

Song Hye Kyo revealed she was slapped so hard that both she and Lim Ji Yeon had to pause filming before continuing.

I looked at the mirror after (the director yelled) cut, and both of our faces had hand marks on them, so we couldn’t resume filming and had to ice our faces and calm our skin down before continuing filming.

— Song Hye Kyo

Song Hye Kyo and Lim Ji Yeon’s The Glory will be released on December 30. Check out the drama’s trailer in the link below.

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