Since the premiere of SBS‘s new Webtoon adapted K-Drama Business Proposal, everyone just can’t get enough. With each new episode, it continues to rise in popularity due to its romantic-comedy storyline, charming cast, and iconic moments. It’s certainly taking all of the K-Drama tropes we know and doing everything right with them!
The SBS drama (premieres simultaneously on Netflix) follows Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong, also known as Kim Se Jeong), who pretends to be her friend on a blind date. However, that blind date happens to be with the CEO of her company, Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyo Seop)! The troubles start when Tae Moo unexpectedly sets his eyes on marrying Ha Ri, still thinking she is her friend.
The drama is filled with tons of hilarious moments as not only are the writers skilled at jokes, but each actor has excellent comedic timing. It turns out the actors deserve even more credit…
this series might be very cliche and tropey but sometimes that’s what we need for a stress reliever nowadays. the excitement and vibes the show gives makes it a worth to watch
— ً (@gleeshortcake) March 14, 2022
One of the most iconic moments thus far in Business Proposal is the “slap scene” in Episode 6. By this time, Tae Moo has recognized that his feelings for Ha Ri are real but is unsure how to communicate them to her. So, he sets up some dates disguised as business trips, such as a movie screening, claiming it was for research purposes. Yet, viewers could tell it was clearly meant to be a date as he picked out snacks for them and rented out the most expensive theater.
Still, Ha Ri ended up running into coworkers at the cinema. So, she returned to the theater to warn him that they would need to be careful not to run into them.
Yet, the two coworkers ended up wandering into their theater. Ha Ri slapped Tae Moo’s face continually in a panic, signaling him to move out.
This physical comedy and Ahn Hyo Seop’s facial reactions were too hilarious. It’s become one of the viewers’ favorite scenes of the whole K-Drama thus far.
— kdrama tweets (@iconickdramas) March 15, 2022
— 🌼 (@whipped4kdrama) March 15, 2022
Somebody please save this poor dinosaur. He just wanna date. 😭😂
— mrs. archaeopteryx (@kdramadreams) March 15, 2022
It’s even become a new meme!
— xann (@hanjihyunie) March 15, 2022
Well, it turns out that we may have Kim Sejeong to thank for it…
SBS uploaded a new behind-the-scenes video of Business Proposal Episode 6. In it, we see what really went down as the actors filmed the movie theater scene.
By the looks of it, Kim Sejeong had improvised the slap! She didn’t even intend to slap Ahn Hyo Seop originally.
Before getting seriously smacked
Too bad he’s completely clueless as to what’s about to happen…
What do you mean why am I here? I came to interrupt you.
Tae Moo getting beat up, thanks to the intruder.
The way Ahn Hyo Seop handled it was perfect too. He’s a true professional and a gentleman.
Kim Sejeong Caption: (So sorry)
Ahn Hyo Seop: I’m gonna go watch you from over there while touching/soothing my cheek.
Caption: Tae Moo makes a joke to stop Ha Ri from feeling so sorry
After filming it, Sejeong apologized for slapping Hyo Seop. Thankfully, the actor made a sacrifice for the art!
sj: i didnt know i hit your face im sorry. i hit it really hard too TT
ahs: i thought i should move away quickly (to save his life)
— Archaeopteryx Stan Account 🦅 (@byeelacc) March 18, 2022
Kim Sejeong: I hit your face?! I’m sorry, I had no idea.
Kim Hyeon Sook: You gave him a good massage.
Kim Sejeong: I smacked around pretty hard, too!
Kim Hyeon Sook: Smack, smack!
Ahn Hyo Seop: Yeah, it made me move a lot faster.
Kim Sejeong: (Laughs)
Kim Hyeon Sook: Oh, so it did help with acting!
It’s all making sense now… Despite being absolutely hilarious, the slap didn’t feel forced or fake as some outlandish moments can sometimes.
— 🌸 (@kdramatreats) March 18, 2022
— daisy han (@kdramadaisy) March 18, 2022
Fans applaud the actors for this scene as a result. Kim Sejeong and Ahn Hyo Seop are comedic geniuses!
How Ahn Hyo Seop treated Kim Sejeong Vs. How Kim Sejeong treated Ahn Hyo Seop
Help this is so funny😭 pic.twitter.com/VZk0hPgl6t
— rachel #BusinessProposal (@saesahngie) March 18, 2022
So Hari slapping Taemu's cheek was an adlib?? Sejeong don't even know that she is slapping Hyoseop?? They're so genius for it because I'm laughing so hard in that scene 🤣🤣🤣#BusinessProposalEp6#BusinessProposal #KimSejeong #AhnHyoSeoppic.twitter.com/WcdDyR1iYR
— sun세정 (@skysejeong) March 18, 2022
Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Sejeong’s chemistry has actually influenced another scene. Read about it below:
Watch the full behind-the-scenes video below: