On May 23, 2020, The King: Eternal Monarch aired its 12th episode…
… which featured this steamy kiss between the male lead actor Lee Min Ho and the female lead actress Kim Go Eun.
In the scene, Kim Go Eun playfully stretches her neck out, as Lee Min Ho explains that “making fun of the emperor would usually result in a beheading.”
Instead of beheading her though, Lee Min Ho leans in and kisses Kim Go Eun on the neck…
… and then moves in closer to kiss her on the lips.
This sensual-AF moment, now endearingly nicknamed the “Neck Kiss” by Korean viewers…
… has successfully hushed some of the show’s most negative reviews!
Viewers are excited to see the chemistry between Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun spark off the charts…
… and can’t wait to see how their relationship will evolve — despite the fact that they are from parallel universes.
The King: Eternal Monarch production later revealed that this “Neck Kiss” received a lot of praise from the staff on set. Reportedly, Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun indulged themselves in character and put together this breathtakingly romantic scene in one take.
Ah, lovebirds! 🥰
Watch the full scene here:
— more. (@kim_more_) May 23, 2020
This has to be the sweetest and the steamiest beheading I’ve ever seen. Of course the emperor can do sh*t like this. He’s Lee Gon!
— Twitter @kim_more_