A Behind-The-Scenes Secret About The Scene In “The Glory” Where Actor Jung Sung Il Takes Off His Shoes Is Revealed

It shows a lot about the actor and his character.

In a recent interview, actor Jung Sung Il, who blew the world away with his charismatic performance in Netflix‘s hit K-Drama The Glory, revealed a secret behind a critical scene.

“The Glory” Part 2 teaser photo | Netflix

Jung Sung Il appeared on JTBC Newsroom, the same program where fellow The Glory actress Lim Ji Yeon surprised fans by reporting the weather as her character, Park Yeon Jin.

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In the interview, Jung Sung Il shared his personal life and career goals of playing characters of different styles. He even revealed that upon reading The Glory script initially, he wanted to play the role of Jeon Jae Jun.

Jung Sung Il on JTBC Newsroom | @ygmicael/Instagram

In addition, Jung Sung Il discussed an essential scene in The Glory—when he moves the protagonist’s heart by taking off his shoes before entering her house. This scene reveals a lot about Jung Sung Il’s character, Ha Do Young, and it shows his respect for protagonist Moon Dong Eun (played by Song Hye Kyo), who had not received an ounce of love or respect since childhood.

Despite the house being small and empty, Ha Do Young politely took off his shoes before entering. It is a contrast to the scene where villain and perpetrator Park Yeon Jin (played by Lim Ji Yeon) barged in wearing her shoes—even putting out her cigarette on the floor.

While discussing this scene, the actor shared that the shoes he wore in the scene were not from the costume department but his own shoes. In fact, they were the shoes that his mother-in-law gifted him when he got married to his wife.

They were a gift from when I got married, so I always wanted to wear it in a meaningful scene. It just so happened that there was a scene in The Glory that shows a close-up of my shoes, so I told them and used my shoes. My mother-in-law really liked it, and she is very happy these days.

This scene was meaningful to the audience and Moon Dong Eun, and it is now even more special knowing that Jung Sung Il believed it to be meaningful too—so much so that he wore his precious gift from his loving family.


Beautiful both inside and out, Jung Sung Il never ceases to surprise us—from being a hot musical actor to being a loving and supportive son-in-law—and we cannot wait to see more of his endeavors in his acting career.

Source: JTBC News

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