Director Deciphers the Ending of 'Doona' and Shares Insights on Collaborating with Bae Suzy and Yang Se Jong

Doona is a Netflix original series that has captivated the hearts of many viewers around the world. Starring Bae Suzy and Yang Se Jong, the webtoon-based K-drama tells the story of Lee Doona, a singer who falls into a coma after a car accident, and Lee Won Joon, a doctor who helps her recover through lucid dreams.

In this article, we will explore the behind-the-scenes of Doona, including the director’s experience, the lead actors’ relationship, and the success and ending of the series.

Director Lee Jeong Hyo on ‘Doona’

Lee Jeong Hyo is a renowned director who has worked on several hit projects, such as Crash Landing on You, Romance is a Bonus Book, Criminal Minds, and more. He is known for his skillful storytelling and visual aesthetics.

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In an interview with a local media outlet, he shared his thoughts on Doona and how it differs from his previous works.

He said that he realized the power of melodrama through Crash Landing on You and Doona. However, he also pointed out that Doona focuses more on the deep emotional lines of the characters rather than the narrative.

He explained that he wanted to portray the relationship between Doona and Won Joon as a fantasy that transcends reality. He said that he wanted to show how they connect through their dreams and memories, and how they influence each other’s lives.

He also revealed why he chose Bae Suzy and Yang Se Jong as the lead actors. He said that he was looking for an actress who could sing, dance, and act at the same time, and Suzy was perfect for the role. He said that he thought of Suzy as “Suzy who played Doona” rather than “Doona who was played by Suzy”.

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As for Yang Se Jong, he said that he saw him as a good match for Won Joon after watching his previous works. He said that he liked his subtle expressions and his ability to convey emotions.

He also praised their chemistry and their off-screen friendship. He said that they became very close during the filming and that they were very noisy every time they got together. He said that they had a lot of fun and laughter on set.

Bae Suzy and Yang Se Jong’s Performance

Bae Suzy and Yang Se Jong have impressed the viewers with their acting skills and their chemistry in Doona. They have shown their versatility and range as they portrayed different aspects of their characters.

Bae Suzy played Lee Doona, a former idol who became a solo singer. She had to sing, dance, and act in various scenes, showing her charisma and charm. She also had to express her emotions through her eyes and voice as she was in a coma for most of the series.

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Yang Se Jong played Lee Won Joon, a neurologist who specialized in lucid dreaming therapy. He had to act as a calm and caring doctor who helped Doona recover from her trauma. He also had to act as a romantic partner who fell in love with Doona in her dreams.

The two actors had a lot of scenes together in both reality and dream worlds. They had to show their connection and attraction through their gestures and dialogues. They also had to show their conflict and pain as they faced the challenges of their situation.

The viewers praised their performance and their chemistry, saying that they were perfect for their roles. They also commented on their sweet moments and their emotional scenes, saying that they made them cry and smile.

Success and Ending of Doona

Doona has been a huge success both in Korea and internationally. The series has ranked high on Netflix’s charts in various countries, such as Taiwan, Singapore, Qatar, Malaysia, etc., according to Flix Patrol.

The series has also received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. The series has been praised for its unique premise, its beautiful cinematography, its captivating soundtrack, its realistic portrayal of lucid dreaming, its touching message about life and love, etc.

The series has also left many viewers wondering about its ending. The series ended with a cliffhanger that showed Doona waking up from her coma but not recognizing Won Joon. It also showed Won Joon leaving Korea to pursue his studies abroad.

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The director explained the meaning behind the ending in his interview. He said that he wanted to show the relationship between Doona and Won Joon as a fantasy that was hard to achieve in reality. He said that he wanted to leave some room for imagination for the viewers.

He also said that no matter what happens to them in the future, they will always remember each other in their hearts. He said that they will always be grateful for each other’s existence.

Many viewers have expressed their hope for a second season of Doona. They have said that they want to see more of Doona and Won Joon’s story and how they will overcome their obstacles.

However, the director did not confirm or deny the possibility of a second season. He said that he will leave it to the viewers’ interpretation. Subscribe to IDOLS KPOP for exclusive updates and captivating content.

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