‘All of Us Are Dead’: Yoon Chan-young Had His First Kiss With Co-Star Park Ji-hoo
Being a part of the main cast of Netflix‘s All of Us Are Dead left its actor with memorable experiences they will carry for the rest of their lives. The rising young actors formed a bond on set that mimics the dedication their on-screen characters portray. All of Us Are Dead actor Yoon Chan-young has another reason why the K-drama will be engrained in his memory for years to come because there is nothing like your first kiss.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains mild spoilers for All of Us Are Dead.]
Yoon Chan-young plays the role of Cheong-san in ‘All of Us Are Dead’
The actor has been in the industry since he was a child, playing the younger versions of leading characters in popular K-dramas. Netflix’s All of Us Are Dead is Yoon’s biggest leading role in his career. He plays protagonist Cheong-san, who has a hero story.
In the K-drama, he has been lifelong friends with On-jo and has a close-knit group of people he trusts. As the zombie virus takes over the high school, he and the male characters become the group’s protectors. Seeing as All of Us Are Dead is a coming-of-age story, there needed to be a real-life teen aspect.
Audiences learn Cheong-san has had a crush on On-jo since they were children. The drama and turmoil of possibly dying and never seeing each other again push him to confess his feelings. But in All of Us Are Dead Episode 11, he is bitten by Gwi-nam and sacrifices himself to save his friends and the girl he loves. Fans will be interested to know the sweet yet sad kiss scene between On-jo and Cheong-san in All of Us Are Dead was the actor’s first.
Yoon Chan-young was happy to film ‘All of Us Are Dead’ kiss scene more than once
Fans of All of Us Are Dead can agree they fell in love with Yoon’s character. Not only is he brave, but his actions in the finale prove he is good at heart. When Cheong-san realizes he was bit, he vows to On-jo that no one else will die. It is a custom amongst Korean teenagers to exchange school name tags with the person they have a crush on.
Promising to one day see On-jo again, he gives her his name tag and promises to hold on to hers. Cheong-san kisses On-jo, and it’s their first kiss. Not only was it a first for the K-drama characters but for Yoon as well.
In an interview, Yoon bashfully explains, “Actually, it was my first kiss. (Laughs) It was my first kiss, so I filmed it several times.” He admits Park was okay with it and said he should do it comfortably.
Accorsing to Koreaboo, Yoon’s lack of experience made the All of Us Are Dead kiss scene more realistic and had some comical bloopers. “When we first started the scene, our lips didn’t touch. Our noses blocked it. At the time, I thought, ‘Huh? What am I supposed to do.’ It was a sad scene, but the producer showed us the reel on the monitor while laughing. They said it was cute,” said the actor. The K-drama’s other kiss scene also has a comical backstory.
Yoon Chan-young was not the only male actor in ‘All of Us Are Dead’ that got a kiss
Confessing to your school crush is part of growing up and being a teenager, even if you are in danger of ravenous zombies. All of Us Are Dead has a total of two kiss scenes that had audiences clapping. While Yoon’s on-screen kiss has a comical story, so do Park Solomon’s and Cho Yi-hyun.
The details of the story are somewhat reversed for Park and Cho. Their on-screen kiss was not a first for either actor. But it did take more than one try to get right, just like Yoon’s. Cho explained she could not estimate where Park’s lips were because her eyes were closed. This resulted in multiple takes, but Park was not complaining.