Those who know Park Min-young, who recently concluded SBS TV drama "City Hunter," says she is not just a pretty face but an actress with a solid foundation. But she is modest about her achievements. "Because I've been through a slump, I don't get easily carried away by favorable reviews. I think I was lucky to get parts in good shows. I just do what I have to do," she says.
Park is now one of the most sought-after actresses in Korea thanks to the success of "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" (2010) and "City Hunter" (2011), but there have been hard times. "Two years ago, I did a lot of auditions and had to wait for a very long time. I didn't have any work when I started learning about acting. Now I don't get enough sleep and am often tired, but I know I'm very lucky and should be grateful, and when I think about that, my tiredness goes away."
Park says she tends to choose well-written scripts with characters with whom she can sympathize. She enjoyed shooting "City Hunter" because of the vicarious satisfaction as her character fights evils that an individual can do little about in reality.
She will soon start filming another new series to be aired on KBS2 in October. She wanted to take a break after "City Hunter," but was gripped by the powerful script and thought she would regret it if she gave it a miss.