Focused on not being stereotypical : Actress Chun Woo-hee challenges herself with latest role in ‘Oneday’
Q. Do you feel the burden of trying to get box office records?
A. Not really. When I choose what kind of roles I want to play, I don’t choose one [only because I think] that it will be a hit.
Do you prefer big-scale movies or independent films?
I think the movies these days are either a huge blockbuster or a small scale independent films. I feel like there is no in-between. I think this is the part that the movie producers have to work on. That is why I chose this film.
In the movie, there is only one scene where Mi-so shows her emotions, so I concentrated on that part. I tried my best to make it look realistic.
Was it hard to act while laying in bed?
It was. It might look easy, but it was actually hard since I had to even pay attention to things like my breathing and which direction I should gaze towards.
How did it feel wearing only one costume throughout the movie?
I had five sets of the same outfit. Since I wore the same thing over and over again, it was actually comfortable while acting.
Mi-so does not show her emotions even during hard times. Would you say you are similar?
I whine every now and then, but not when I go through really tough times.
Most characters you have played are facing difficult times.
Yes. Both in “Sunny” and “Han Gong-ju.” My experience, as well as imagination, helps when acting. I try to immerse myself in that role.
Do you refer to other movies and characters when you act?
I wouldn’t say refer, but I make observations. But I don’t try to imitate them. I am an intuitive person, but I can’t be intuitive when acting. I try to analyze the roles as much as I can .
The characters you have played recently are more optimistic than before.
I wouldn’t say it is easy to play a positive character and hard to act a dark character.
Do you want to try B-list comedy films?
I want to try insane comedy movies. I want to become an actor that can play parts in many different genres. I want to try roles that are not stereotypical.
Are you thinking about TV shows as well?
I think it depends on the timing. If it’s a role I want to play, then I don’t mind. I am also interested in theater too.
Do you have any interest besides acting?
Nowadays, I am into looking after my health. (laughs) Some people take vitamins and nutritional supplements, but I just focus on my diet. But, I wouldn’t say I try to lose weight.
Movie viewers these days are very picky.
Nowadays, there are a lot of old movies being re-released. I think people nowadays yearn for the calm and comforting vibes of the old movies. If you want to feel that sentiment again, you should watch “Oneday.”
BY CHO YEON-GYEONG