janeozten Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 Seo Ji-hye broke the main character's rule "Enjoy the inevitable" Until now, Seo Ji-hye's choices were generally safe, but TV Chosun's Saturday drama 'Red Balloon' was different. Written by writer Moon Young-nam, another master of popular drama, this drama depicts a sense of relative deprivation that everyone suffers from, a thirst for desire that hurts the stomach, and a group of people struggling to quench that thirst. At the center of it was Jo Eun-kang (played by Seo Ji-hye), the main character who unfolded her deep-hidden desire. Eun Kang was far from the attractive characters Seo Jihye had been playing. Because she had to express all her emotions from 10 to 100, she couldn't only show her good side. She had to show even the extreme emotions of falling to the bottom after desiring in a twisted way due to a sense of relative deprivation. She was not an easy character to 'like' for viewers, and she was a big challenge for her as well. 'A drama to watch while cursing but curious about what's next'. Even though it has been a long time since she has been the main character in a popular drama, Seo Ji-hye faithfully followed the rules. She respected the perseverance and rules of writer Moon Yeong-nam, who could not make a single mistake. As a result, 'Red Balloon', which started with an audience rating of 3.7% (Nielsen Korea nationwide standard, the same below), ended with the highest rating of 11.6%. It delicately portrays the complex inner side of Eun Kang, who is cold and shameless on the one hand, and sad on the other hand. Naturally, actress and human Seo Ji-hye was quite different from Jo Eun-gang. Her tone and atmosphere were still Eun Kang, but she ran hard and needed time to catch her breath. She filmed three works in a row, and when filming 'Red Balloon' in particular, she had to mentally and physically hold them all on her own. Nevertheless, 'Red Balloon' left an important realization to Seo Ji-hye. Enjoy it if you can't avoid it. The following is a Q&A with Seo Ji-hye. Q: It is a character that is not easy to express convincingly. What charm did you choose? A: Writer Moon Young-nam explained that it is a character that can show hidden human desires. She thought it would be fun in that part. When she had a meeting with the writer, she said that she would be able to act out emotions from 0 to 100, and her words had an impact. I wonder if those things were the triggers for choosing Eun Kang. As we started filming, that word came to me very frighteningly. It was hard and difficult, but the most thought was that I wanted to try it. Q: What part was so hard and difficult? A: I endured a lot with mental strength. In the beginning, I was sick, so I took medicine, ate well, and tried to gain strength somehow. Even so, it was difficult, so I think I endured it with my mental strength while doing a lot of mind control. Looking back, it seems like it was long, but I filmed 20 episodes in 5 months. It was hard both physically and emotionally. I wonder if it had any effect on my real life. People become prettier when they receive love, but this time, I was becoming like Eun Kang without even realizing it. To get rid of that, I looked for fun things, and on days off, I healed by playing with my dog. Q: Actually, no matter how love-hate the relationship is, it was set up to take away a friend’s husband, and it might have seemed frustrating to see Eun Kang keep it inside too much. A: Everyone’s empathy is different. There were several reactions. I also thought that it could be like that depending on each situation. There were many times when I also sometimes questioned 'what is this feeling?' while acting. At that time, I tried to find a point of contact as much as possible while talking with the writer and director. I guess it was some kind of practice. Of course, I've never lived like that, so there were a lot of things I didn't understand. It is opposite to me. I do everything I have to say to my friends, and I tend to be honest about whether I feel bad or good. It was frustrating that Eun Kang couldn’t say anything. In that respect, it seems to be about 50% similar. I can have such jealousy, and I also felt a sense of relative deprivation. Q: Usually, like Eunkang, the role of the 'affair' setting is often a sub character. A: Because there is an idea that the main character has to be kind. Among the things the writer said, there was a story that there is no perfect good or perfect evil. Everyone crosses the line they've drawn at least once, and sometimes they don't, but they just don't put it into practice. It was just that human beings themselves were originally like that. Eun Kang seems to have maximized that story through her character. There are some things that break the mold, but I wonder if I wanted to show a character that brings out all of human instincts, desires, and inner things. Q: Before, you played a lot of characters with backgrounds such as gold spoons and professional occupations. Did you think of changing your image to a role with a difficult background like Eun Kang? A: It's not grandiose, but I thought it was an actor's role to show a slightly different character. At the moment when I was wondering what other roles I might have, I got an offer for this work, and I think I chose it because writer Moon Young-nam's writing skills are so famous. She gave me a lot of essential advice, saying that if you follow the emotional lines of the script, the character Eun Kang will be created. She informed me, 'I don't know because you didn't grow up like this, but there are many people who feel this way.' When I didn't know, I did a lot of work asking my acquaintances as much as possible. Because I have to empathize and release my acting... . Even though she is the main character, elements such as feeling cursed showed a different image, and it was a challenge in my own way. I think I will do something more fun next time. Q: Although they were close friends, it must have been very important to work with Hong Soo-hyun, an actor who plays Hanbada, who turns into a love-hate relationship. A: It was so comfortable and nice. I don't have much age difference with my older sister, so I think we became close quickly because we were set up as friends. She’s a veteran, and she's much more senior than me, so she guided me a lot. We talked a lot about characters and scenes. She has a very high concentration and is a hard worker. There was a really tough scene where she had to memorize lines that went over 10 chapters, but she did it without NG. It must have been really difficult for our drama because the script couldn't be wrong. Applause came out because it was so great that all the actors looked at it in awe. I thought that the inner core was really solid. Q: Rather than ending with good luck or a happy ending, each went his own way, but it ended with a reconciliation nuance. A: Rather than having a happy ending, I thought it would be better to go our separate ways. Eun Kang is in a position that no one can choose. Being driven into a predicament, it has come to the point where there is no more way out... . Rather, I thought it was right to put everything down and go my own way. The author did a good job finishing it. The result was similar to what I expected. I think it's reconciliation rather than forgiveness. Of course, Eunkang did some things wrong, and each of them does, but the friendship between the two is so sticky that no one can break it, so I think it's appropriate to say 'reconciliation'. Q: Of course, you have never actually experienced an affair like this, but did you understand Eunkang’s psychology? I think there was also a reaction of 'eating curses' from viewers. A: The focus was on the wrong desire rather than the focus on loving man. Since Bada had a husband, she coveted and wanted that person too. In my heart, I cheered for Eun Kang to pass the teacher’ exam, meet another man, and live a happy life. She tends to look at the reaction of swearing and pass it over. She seems to be saying that because she is immersed in it. In fact, I heard that if there are many viewers who are too immersed in it, they will be criticized while passing by, but they cheered me on saying that they were watching well. It seems that dramas and actors are judged separately. There was a lot of screaming and intense emotions, but there were times when it was cool, and I enjoyed acting like this for the first time in a while. If you can not avoid it, you might as well try and enjoy it. It happened. Q: You worked on three projects for a year without stopping. Are you going to have some time to recharge now? A: That's right. I want to slowly find my work. I have a strong desire to rest now. Now that I've passed 'Red Balloon', I think I can do anything if a good character comes along. While traveling, meeting friends, working out, and sleeping in late, she returned to her normal Seo Ji-hye. Because throughout the filming, I almost slept at home and came out. I was so happy just sitting on the couch or turning on the TV. I'm going to watch 'Ilta Scandal', which I couldn't watch because of overlapping airing times with us, because it sounds like it would be very interesting. You should also watch overdue movies such as 'Avatar 2'. You have to enjoy your daily life to build up energy for your next work and become a source of strength. And then, at some point, I get out of the work and become Seo Ji-hye. It's not my original tone of voice, but if it's the tone of the lines in the work, I haven't been able to get out of it yet. (Laughter) Q: When you interviewed a few years ago, you said you were not a non-marriageist, but is that thought still valid? A: I used to only plan, but gradually I realized that I didn't need to plan. I thought fate had to give it to me. I want to (marry) someday. It is a vague idea without even trying to find a partner. She says my mom said shouldn't I be dating? But what would happen naturally? When I heard the stories of married people, it was said that they somehow ended up in the wedding hall. It's not that you work hard, but if you work hard at what you have to do, the fate will come to you on its own. To be honest, I don't have time to work, so I don't have time to meet people. When I work, I don't get around very well. My friends know that I won't come out, so I don't bother contacting them. You have to rest to date and meet people, but I think there were just a lot of things. Q You have accumulated impressive and colorful filmography from supporting roles to leading roles. If there is a direction as an actor? A: even if she sets that direction, she doesn't always go there. Since it is a place with a lot of changes, I think I put more emphasis on the idea of just having fun. I don't think anyone can beat someone who really enjoys it. There are times when you feel exhausted, annoyed, and want to give up. I just want to sleep without leaving the house. It is true that you have to enjoy it in order to shake off all of that. That's my first conviction. Being a good actor is my wish, but it doesn't have to be like that, and it's not something I can do. What kind of actor you want to be seen in front of the public is a very difficult question. credit to article https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/079/0003748484 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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