U-ie looks forward to ending singing
“I feel that I don’t have too much time left,” said U-ie in an interview with Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, in central Seoul on Tuesday.
“In the past, I had more passion for singing and dancing. The notion of performing on the stage just thrilled me. But I’ve changed over the past few years; I want to focus on acting and learn properly.”
In April 2009, U-ie joined Afterschool as its youngest member for the group’s second mini-album, “Diva.” As time passed, several members have come and gone from the group, and it has fluctuated between five and eight members.
Since the 34-year-old leader Park Ka-hi left the group in 2012, U-ie is now one of the veteran members, along with the original members, Kim Jung-ah and Lee Joo-yeon.
U-ie made her acting debut on the MBC historical drama “The Great Queen Seondeok” (2009), playing the younger version of Ko Hyun-jung’s character Mi-sil.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer
More in K-pop
Blackpink’s latest single debuts at No. 33 on Billboard Hot 100, highest ever for K-pop girl group
'Dream Concert,' one of K-pop calendars' biggest events, to be hosted virtually
(G)I-DLE takes to the stage, online, with some technical glitches
Singer Sean's virtual marathon raises 55 million won for children in need