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Adorable video shows how ‘Okja’ made its giant pig come to life

Okja's special effects team helped its actor bond with a digital character in the cutest way ever.


Tiffanie Drayton

Internet Culture

Published Nov 8, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:44 am CDT

Netflix recently posted an awesome clip that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects that went into bringing Okja to life—and boy did it take a ton of work.

The movie’s special effects team went to amazing lengths to help actor An Seo-hyun (who plays Mija, the movie’s protagonist) establish a believable relationship with her digital co-star Okja—a gigantic pig she befriends in the forest.

One lucky set worker donned a giant foam-covered suit, used on the set for practice hugs and cuddles by the tiny actor. There is nothing cuter than watching little An Seo-hyun run to the foam creation, affectionately named “stuffie,” and embrace it with a wide-toothed grin.

Check out a behind-the-scenes look here:

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2017, 6:08 pm CST