Check Out EXO’s Baekhyun’s Acting Debut in ‘Scarlet Heart Ryeo’

SPOILER! Baekhyun’s Death Scene

EXO's Baekhyun

On the day when the boat is ready, Eun and Soon-deok prepare to leave. However, when they are about to leave, royal guards have surrounded the building. Soon-deok asks him to leave first and goes out to stop the royal guards. Eun rejects to her offer and chases after her.

Soon-deok fights many of the guards and one of them cut her. Eun pleads with the king to let them go and promises to never return to Goryeo, however, the king sneakily orders the guard behind them to cut them. Soon-deok senses the movement behind her and pushes Eun away. Right before she can raise her sword, the guard cuts her first and she falls to the ground.

EXO's Baekhyun and Z.Hera

Eun comes to her and calls her name. He assures her that it will be all right and they will leave together. However, Soon-deok starts to lose consciousness. The king takes the opportunity to shoot an arrow at Eun, hitting his arm. Before he can release his second arrow, Wang So comes to protect Eun. When he fights the royal guard, the king sneakily shoots Eun with another arrow.

During his last moments, Eun talks about his birthday present from Wang So and realizes that when he was manipulated by Wang Yo. He looks at Soon-deok and says that he can’t let her go alone. Eun sees the king preparing the third arrow, and turns to Wang So to ask him for a gift that only he can give him, meaning that Eun prefers to be cut by Wang So than be killed by the king. Wang So looks at Soon-deok and Eun with teary eyes and stands up and swings his sword, hitting Eun. Eun falls to the ground and tries to reach Soon-deok with his last breath, but dies before doing so.

Watch EXO’s Baekhyun death scene below!

Behind the Scenes

EXO's Baekhyun and Lee Joon-ki

During rehearsals, EXO’s Baekhyun practiced his lines with other co-stars. Sometimes his acting was cute and made the other actors burst out laughing. He even made Jo Min-ki who acted as the king laugh and his mustache came off. Watch the behind the scenes footage below!

When filming the kiss scene, Baekhyun and Z.Hera looked nervous, as it was their first kiss scene. They were listening to the instructions and rehearsed few times before the actual filming. Watch the behind the scenes below!

Before filming his death scene, EXO’s Baekhyun received some acting advice from Lee Joon-ki on how to act out the scene, and he listened intently. When Baekhyun pulled it off well, the other actor complimented Baekhyun on doing a good job. Watch the behind the scenes below!

Friendship with His Co-stars

Scarlet Heart Ryeo Casts

EXO’s Baekhyun had good relationships with his co-stars in the drama. He was also the mood maker on the set because he was so playful. Hong Jong-hyun said that EXO’s Baekhyun was very bright and playful on set. He also was described as being a perfectionist who practiced a lot.

EXO's Baekhyun and Z.Hera

Z.Hera said that thank to EXO’s Baekhyun, she was able to film comfortably. She added that he was extremely playful so that they were able to have fun during filming. She was relieved that their chemistry came through on screen. She also said that she got a sense of popularity through the drama because EXO’s Baekhyun’s foreign fans found her SNS and left comments.

Baekhyun shared the thought that he experienced a lot of things while filming the drama and he learned a lot from the senior actors. He added that it was a very happy time for him.

Netizen Reactions on His Acting

EXO's Baekhyun


For the first two episodes, many netizens gave negative reviews for EXO’s Baekhyun acting skills. Some of the comments were about his perceived lack of preparation for the role and understanding of his character. Some netizens thought that he was cast because he’s a member of EXO and could help the viewer ratings. Some others gave harsher comments, saying that they changed the channel whenever his scenes were on.

However, Baekhyun’s scene with IU’s character in the third episode had received a much more positive response, with viewers praising the co-star’s chemistry. Netizens also praised the chemistry between him and Z.Hera. Everyone loved the cute couple of Wang Eun and Park Soon-deok. As the story went on, his acting improved and he started to get more positive responses from the public.

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