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"Trembling"... Still Shin Hye-Sun's confession after 8 years
2020 Jun 07 5:03 pm


[enews24 Gong Hong-Joo reporting] A business card received from the actress before the interview. On the front is printed "Ahn Jung-In, Esquire". It was the card offered for this promotion interview by Shin Hye-Sun. Her acting being her business card, Shin Hye-Sun's resolve for her new challenge was memorable.


It's been 8 years since her debut. Receiving love from many for having steadfastly crafted her turf as an "actor's actor", Shin Hye-Sun has stepped up in her first film lead role through movie "Innocence". In the story, as ace lawyer at top law firm and Cha Hwa-Ja's daughter, Ahn Jung-In, for the duration of 110 minutes run time, with flawless acting she ably piques our curiosity for the 'truth'. Shin Hye-Sun's initiation as lead actress surpassed expectations.


"Watching it live, it felt more real so it made me nervous. Have to watch it like a movie, but wondering why I did that one scene in that way, I could see some parts that I wish could have done better. I can't quite put my finger on which part, but just a feeling that I should have done a bit better, that kind of regret. As for the movie itself, on the whole, it moved faster than expected, so I was satisfied with that."


Movie "Innocence" (dir Park Sang-Hyeon) is lawyer Jung-In (Shin Hye-Sun)'s 'chase for not-guilty evidence' story to uncover the sordid/evil truth which Mayor Choo (Heo Joon-Ho) and the village folk are hiding, to prove the innocence of her mother Hwa-Ja (Bae Jong-Ok), who, having lost her memory, has been cornered as the suspect in a murder case. A work based on a rice-wine pesticide murder incident in a remote country village, the country-side village backdrop was one of the points that drew Shin Hye-Sun to "Innocence".


"Takes place in a country-side. Against that backdrop the feel I got from Jung-In's character felt distinctive and interesting. The village folk wearing baggy pants and talking in country accents contrasted with Jung-In speaking English from the first scene, shows her working as a lawyer with a sophisticated style. Those points stood out and also felt fun. Plus scenery of my country-side family came to mind and peculiar feelings came over me. To me, the country-side had always given me warm and care-free feelings, but the scenario portrayed of this village sticks it to you, feeling suffocated and makes you want to run away. The overturned feeling of what was my country-side image is what I thought was interesting about it."


After having grown up in a nightmarish childhood, Jung-In is a character who had turned her back on such a family and lived fiercely alone. Trying to reveal her senile (demented) mother's innocence, fighting all alone (against great odds), this lawyer Jung-In's outward appearance and her confusing inner turmoil the closer she gets to the truth, (actress) Shin Hye-Sun portrays (untangles) with gravitas this narrative. But in order to breathe life into Jung-In's character, it wasn't easy to comprehend by herself, she tells.


"In fact it was difficult to comprehend her. One of the things that made me ponder (repent of) about this work was that I couldn't precisely understand this character. Why she would say or do certain things I couldn't exactly keep straight in my head, so at times it felt burdensome going into the shooting. Whether what was expressed through my acting in the movie is correct or not, I still can't tell for sure, and I don't think there's one right answer, either. As for me, I seem to get much material help through the actual shooting process. Through working together with the director-nim and actors, my comprehension of the character and the situation became more clear.


Of Jung-In's character, Shin Hye-Sun expressed, "felt like a fog over her", and "it may appear that right or wrong answers are clear for her, but on the inside that's not the case. While she may be an 'elite' now, she was a kid from poor country-side village; loves her mom and yet hates her too. On the inside she's complicated and noisy, but she gives off a calm exterior. Ambiguous like the fog, got from her a variety of feels like a murky noodle soup, so I tried to express those feels just so," she explained.


Perhaps due to the same legal backdrop, Shin Hye-Sun's Ahn Jung-In of 'Innocence' and Young Eun-Soo of 'Secret Forest', noticing where these two characters intersect is quite fun too. In fact, director Park Sang-Hoon, in studying drama 'Secret Forest' for casting Shin Hye-Sun, found her articulation/enunciation and range of emotions surprising. "After finishing the script, gave it to her right away and her casting was decided," revealing the back story.


"I think the director-nim saw 'Secret Forest' during script finalizing. Jung-In is a character with similarities with DA Young (Eun-Soo). If Eun-Soo is younger and gives off a well-to-do family daughter feel, Jung-In, is a kid from a dirt-poor village, studied with a steely resolve, in contrast. (Kind of) traumatized too, and sense of inferiority complex would have been stronger for Jung-In.


There were plenty of emotional scenes requiring much physical and mental energy expenditure, too. Shin Hye-Sun says, "night before emotional scenes I tend to be very nervous. Not sure what you'll think of me, but I practice my dialog in the bathroom a lot. There's a mirror, good lighting, so it's a good environment to muster up your emotions. So while preparing for shoots I tend to stay in the bathroom for a long time for practice," she confessed.


"But no matter how much I practice, there's a limit to preparing for emotional scenes. In the (jail) interview room scene, Bae Jong-Ok or myself, we intentionally did not look at each other's faces. The emotions might become too sympathetic. Then as soon as I saw her eyes, tears poured out. On the set, Bae Jong-Ok (honorific Sun-Bae-nim)'s persence herself is a big strength (to me). Timing-wise or emotion-wise, (she was) very helpful for my acting."


Movie "Innocence", at the end of being postponed twice due to Corona-Virus (COVID-19), is scheduled to open on the 10th. (Of this) Shin Hye-Sun says, "what makes me the most nervous is whether my acting can get someone to feel immersed or not. Unlike dramas, it's difficult to know such things, isn't it, with movies? In dramas, in a short time one can verify the resulting work and can see in real time reactions to my acting, so the wait is shorter for the next step, in contrast with long wait times for film. So I'm always nervous. Ultimately I want to do better, but whether what I did was correct, or was well-received by other people, that curiosity and the wait is long. So the time for self-introspection gets drawn out longer," she confessed also.


Shin Hye-Sun, through 'Innocence' has officially confirmed herself a screen actress. For her next work, she has confirmed tvN new drama 'Queen Cherin', and plans to continue her energetic work without rest. In her first historical drama work since debut, Bae Jong-Ok from 'Innocence' will also work with her this time too. Hinting at "a different relationship than in 'Innocence', a different kind of fun," Shin Hye-Sun's frank story telling continues.


"As I've lived, there's been almost nothing I want to do with a burning passion. But as for acting, it's different. My line of work is where I get to devote my soul and my body with a burning passion, and as I do, at times feel the 'catharsis'***. 'Just-do-it acting is good acting', some say, but I think it's the right thing to devote to studying the scripts carefully. So I plan to keep working to my utmost as I am doing now."

***Catharsis - construed to mean gratification, satisfaction, relief.








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Thank you so much @meechuttso for translation of this full and perfect interview article and thank you for your post in 'Innocence' and 'Queen Cheorin' threads too.  :wub::wub::wub:


From lots of reviews of 'Innocence' that I read, the consensus opinion is that Shin Hye Sun's acting is good and can't believe she did so well for her first time leading a movie (from journalist's perspective, but from us fan we always believe and know from the start that she will do well...:)).  Although she said in her interview that there're some scenes that she's not sure if her expression is right or not, but from the review I read, no one noticed that. They said her acting is very solid and not a single scene that she showed anxiety or seemed to lose confident in taking the role. :thumbsup::love:   I think it's a good start and hope her work be seen and impress top directors and she will be cast in many good films in the future .  


Photos from Caltwo show on Jun 1st






Source :  https://programs.sbs.co.kr/radio/cultwoshow/visualboard/58066/?cmd=view&page=1&board_no=2157


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1 hour ago, chibico1020 said:

will Innocence be shown to other countries as well? I read that Intruder will be. 

My opionion is that becuase it's distributed by Sony so there's chance it will be shown to other countries. 

I think it also depends on how popular Shin Hye Sun and how the cinema lockdown situation in that country. For 'Intruder' I think Song Ji Hyo is quite well-known internationally according to the popular vote ranking. 

For my country , I think K-Zombie movies have more chance to be shown.... :sweat_smile:


From tvdaily_korea  IG  :love::heart:




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Can't be compared. Song Ji Hyo is internationally more recognised and popular largely due to Running Man. 


Let's hope we'll get news that Innocence will get an international release too

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Hope so. If not, it will take months even year(s) for international audience to see it. 

But with Hye Sun's talent, the probability for her to be recognized more internationally is quite high.

Fighting for our sunshine!!! 

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The only thing I am sure of is ...

If it's in cinema in my country, I will watch it 3 times at least (because I've been waiting for so long) ....:) and don't mind watching it more if it will be on Netflix later. 



Jung-In's business card.




(Source https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/477/0000246889




Balloon flowers sent to SHS from International fan to congrat on her first movie opening.



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29 minutes ago, immorethant said:

Jung-In's business card

Can i have Lawyer Jung in card? :P


30 minutes ago, immorethant said:

If it's in cinema in my country, I will watch it 3 times at least (because I've been waiting for so long) ..

Same. Maybe I'll go watch it every week:D


37 minutes ago, iffy21 said:

I would rather Innocence make it in the Korean cinema before it suddenly gets released internationally.  

Totally agree! If it is successful in Korea it definitely will warrant an international release. Let's not worry about that first

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Today there was also 'Innocence' preview at Lotte Cinema (Lotte World Tower) and also at Megabox COEX mall.


And also stage greeting at both cinemas. :love:


I've read many comments from IG of today's audiences. They said movie is good. Better than expected.

All actors are good.  SHS is so good, can't believe it's her first movie. And also lots of compliments for Hong Kyung who played as Jung-In's brother, his acting is surprisingly good too. 







This photo made my day.  :love::kiss_wink::heart:








(credit : eun_photo_a57 twitter)




(credit : Raindrops06 youtube)











Good night everyone !! :love::blush:



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Wow. I'm just so happy that everything is going well for SHS with Innocence. It's cute that she worries about how her acting will be recieved, as though it could possibly be anything other than purely excellent. I'm glad she worries a little, but I never will. It's clear to me that her art is her passion and her talent is second to none in Korea and everywhere else.


I have no idea when I will be able to see this movie as it will surely never come to a theatre, with subtitles, in my Canadian prairie city. Perhaps a DVD will be available before too long. After seeing so many promotional videos it almost seems like I've seen it already, not that I understand any words. I would award her best actress just based on that.


Thank you very much to all who have share on this forum.

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Sorry I don't know how to post things to show you, but browsing through the English online edition of the Korea Times June 9, there is a beautiful picture Shin Hye Sun and an article about her leading role in Innocence.  If you haven't seen it check out the following.


'Innocence' actor talks on first lead role on big screen
Love scrolling through the news and getting surprised by Shin Hye Sun's smiling face.  :D
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Also see Korea Herald from June 5.


Shin Hye-Sun, Bae Jong-ok to star in Innocence




Sorry to repeat if this has already been reported.


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6 hours ago, Ni Wen said:

Shin Hye Sun... no way?

What are they saying? :lol: @immorethant

Sorry if my knowledge is limit.


I think it's a pun to use the word that ending with 'Shin'  and played with the name 'Shin Hye Sun' 


BJO said 엄마 말을 불신혜선...안돼  --> it's a pun of the word 불신  which mean distrust/doubt , so she said 'Don't doubt mom's words'  

HJH said 추시장말 맹신혜선...안돼  -->  the word 맹신 means blindly trust, so he said 'Don't believe the mayor's word'

Hong Kyung said  정인이 배신혜선...안돼  --> the word 배신 means betray,  so he said 'Don't betray Jung In' 

THH said 결백을 보지고 소름이 안 돋을 거란 자신혜선 ...안돼  -->  the word 자신 mean oneself , so he said 'While watching 'Innocence', no way that you yourself will not get goosebumps'

And SHS said 결백의 매력에 실신혜선 안돼 --> 실신 mean faint/swoon , so she said 'Don't get faint with the charm of movie 'Innocence''


My apology if I translated it wrongly. 




From SHS's IG story today


International fans sent her these cookies.


She said 'It's too pretty to eat (or it's such a waste to eat)..but I ate them all...Thank you' :joy::love:






From IG story of Kim Jung Hyun's manager today.

He posted about checking if the weather at Mungyeong citi is good for shooting sageuk ?

Probably the shooting will start soon. I hope they will start early otherwise it will be very hot shooting in summer (and in hanbok). :sweatingbullets:






And this is from sunnyu806 IG story. :love:  Is she and SHS at Mungyeong too ?






Ok, now this doesn't look like a daughter trying to prove her mom's innocence.

But it's more like a mother and a daughter on TV shopping program ...LoL

Now I really look forward to both actress' comedy part in 'Queen Cheorin'.



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From Jung-In's brother IG






From Naver movie, now 30 % from all advance ticket sale is from 'Innocence'  (no. 1) 






Another actor confirmed for 'Queen Cheorin'




Yoon Ki-Won.  He was also in drama 'Babel' (TV Chosun) of the same director of 'Queen Cheorin'. 

His latest work is in a sageuk drama of TV Chosun  '간택 - 여인들의 전쟁' (Selection : The War Between Women)

I've never watched his work but Korean forum know him in comedy role. 


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