Actress Lee Re was shown driving like a pro in “Peninsula” despite not having a license.
In a scene where the main character Jeong Seok (Kang Dong Won) was attacked by zombies, Joon (Lee Re), who was watching from afar, drove an SUV over and rescued Jeong Seok.
Child actress Lee Re, who played Joon, was only 14 years old at the time of filming. She was underaged and had no driver’s license. Although she only acted like she was driving, her driving scenes where she looks like a pro driver left a great impression on viewers. After getting an indirect experience of driving on the set, Lee Re said that driving itself felt too unfamiliar during the actual filming.
As a minor, she could not drive, so Lee Re prepared for her role by going to a racing experience center to practice driving. She received a driving coach directly from a racer. She learned the basics of driving by first stepping on the brakes and accelerator while practicing on the simulator.
Not only did she practice driving, Lee Re also practiced her breathing, gaze, and actions suitable for the intense car-chasing scenes in “Peninsula”.