Actress Kim So-eun Seeking New Challenges

Kim So-eun Kim So-eun

Kim So-eun has expanded her fan base to include older Koreans with the weekend drama "A Thousand Kisses." She said she feels she has marked a new stage in her career by broadening her appeal to viewers aged 30 to 70, whereas before she was followed mainly by teenagers and people in their 20s.

"I've become better at understanding the situation and feelings of the characters I am asked to play, and am now more absorbed in roles," she said.

Kim said she doesn't want to get pigeonholed, but would prefer to keep challenging herself.

"You will be able to see me playing a new character -- and not a good girl -- soon. Let's call her an evil woman. I just hope I can keep receiving the support and encouragement of my fans whatever I do," she added.

As she is determined to dedicate her life to her journey as an actress, one may think she would find it difficult to find a partner, but she said she is not too picky when it comes to men.

"If he's someone who can understand my job, which is different from regular professions, I would be happy. And I hope I can learn many things from him," she said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 03, 2011 08:35 KST