Yang Se Jong and Bae Suzy Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of ‘Doona’

Yang Se Jong and Bae Suzy, the stars of the hit Netflix series ‘Doona’, recently shared some interesting stories and anecdotes from their filming experience. The two actors appeared as guests on the web entertainment show ‘Salon Drip 2’, where they showed off their chemistry and charm.

How Bae Suzy Surprised the Staff with Her Christmas Gifts

One of the topics that came up during the interview was Bae Suzy’s generous gesture of giving Christmas gifts to the staff of ‘Doona’. Yang Se Jong revealed that his co-star prepared very expensive scarves in different colors for all the staff members, which impressed him a lot.

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“She gave very expensive scarves to all the staff in different colors just in time for Christmas,” he said, as obtained by a media outlet.

Bae Suzy explained that she wanted to show her gratitude to the staff who worked hard for the drama, and that she personally wrapped the gifts like Santa Claus.

“I thoroughly prepared gifts for the staff because I didn’t know how the shooting would turn out,” she said. “But I wanted to wrap it like Santa because it’s Christmas,” she furthered.

However, she also admitted that she did not give any scarf to Yang Se Jong, which made him jokingly complain. She said that she thought he would not like it, and that she would give him something else later.

How Bae Suzy Relates to Her Character Lee Doona

Another topic that was discussed was Bae Suzy’s portrayal of Lee Doona, a former K-pop idol who quit her career at the peak of her fame. The actress said that she was drawn to the character because of her similarities and differences with her own background.

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“We are similar in that we have both received attention as K-pop idols. But we are also different-Doona has much more emotional ups and downs than I do,” she said, as mentioned by a news outlet.

Bae Suzy also talked about how she enjoyed playing a character who was rebellious and outspoken, unlike her usual image. She said that she had fun swearing and smoking on screen, which were elements that showed Doona’s loneliness and depression.

“The smoking part is an element that shows how lonely and depressed Doona feels and was very important,” she explained, adding that she also finds it “fun and exhilarating” that Lee Doona swears and being unruly.

Bae Suzy debuted as a member of Miss A in 2010, but later focused on her acting career. She has starred in several popular dramas such as ‘Dream High’, ‘While You Were Sleeping’, ‘Vagabond’, and ‘Start-Up’.

How ‘Doona’ Became a Global Hit on Netflix

‘Doona’ is a Netflix original series that tells the story of Lee Doona, who returns to the spotlight as a radio DJ after disappearing from the public eye for 10 years. She meets Lee Won Joon, a young producer who is a fan of her, and they develop a romantic relationship.

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The drama was released on October 20, 2023, and received positive reviews from critics and viewers. It also ranked first in various countries such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more on Netflix’s global top 10 TV shows list.

The drama was directed by Lee Jeong Hyo, who also helmed ‘Crash Landing on You’ and ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’. The script was written by Kim Eun Hee, who also penned ‘Signal’ and ‘Kingdom’.

The drama ended with a cliffhanger that left fans wondering if there will be a second season. However, there has been no official confirmation from Netflix or the production team about the possibility of a sequel. Subscribe to IDOLS KPOP for exclusive updates and captivating content.

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