April 25, 2009 08:30
Singer and actress Uhm Jung-hwa is a powerful mover and shaker in the art world who does not hesitate to get involved in faking and smuggling of art in the movie "Insadong Scandal," which will be released on April 30. A cold-blooded greedy, ferocious woman in the movie, Uhm in person is gentle and affable.
"I wanted to play this character because it was something new, something that I hadn't done before," she says. "I was hesitant at first because the character was so different from what I really am, but I liked the script: it was interesting with a unique plot."
She says she had to think hard about the makeup, hairstyle, and fashion to best represent the character. "I had to be a woman who dresses up not to look pretty but to dominate. I had to represent a sexy woman whom people wouldn't dare to approach."
Asked if she is proud to be successful in both singing and acting, Uhm said, "I wouldn't say I achieved something yet. I'm still active in both professions, so I think I'm in the process of attaining something. One of my dreams is to be a really good actress in a really good film. But I also want to have a long career as a singer and continue to play the music that I really love."
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