The webtoon adaption Death’s Game has such a star-studded cast that K-Drama viewers were excited to watch the newly-released series. Ironically, viewers weren’t the only ones on the edge of their seats. Lead actor Seo In Guk revealed which scenes caused him to have a panic attack while filming.
As a guest on Rain‘s Season B Season, Seo In Guk mentioned there were “a lot of falling scenes” in the K-Drama. While that wouldn’t be a problem for the average actor, it was the opposite for him.
Although he acknowledged his fear of heights before taking the role, Seo In Guk had an eye-opening experience on set.
There was a point when Seo In Guk was suspended in the air while hanging from a crane. It was so scary for him that the actor had a panic attack, making him realize he had “severe acrophobia.”
I was hanging on a crane and went up really high. When they told me to hold on while they changed the camera settings, there was a duration when I stayed in the air. That was so painful, so I got a panic attack.
— Seo In Guk
Even in behind-the-scenes clips, viewers noticed Seo In Guk’s fear of heights when filming one of his scenes on set. The actor’s determination to power through gave them a newfound appreciation for the challenging scenes.
While other actors have overcome their fears to film K-Dramas, Seo In Guk ended up gaining a deeper fear of heights. See the actor talk about the scary moments here.