Actress Park Bo-young Expands Repertoire with Horror Flick

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Following her four-year absence from the limelight, actress Park Bo-young has returned with the new thriller "Don't Click." The 22-year-old, who rose to fame after her hit comedy "Scandal Makers" drew 8.3 million viewers in 2008, hit the silver screen in the flick about sisters who are haunted after watching cursed video clips, leading them to do battle with evil spirits.

In an interview last week, the Chosun Ilbo asked what prompted her to gamble on a horror movie, which has a relatively limited fan base at the domestic box office.

"The movie deals with the issue of abusive online comments which hurt people. After reading the screenplay, I became deeply interested in the movie and also the genre."

"In many scenes, it was just me acting, with computer graphics to be added in later. This meant I didn't have any other actors to bounce off, which made it harder to focus and hit the right emotional pitch. After wrapping up shooting, I felt that I may have expressed too much or too little in couple of the scenes."

Asked what kind of movies she wants to concentrate on in the future, Park said, "I want to build a rich filmography and don't want to limit myself to a certain role or character." Although her voice was hoarse from several days of promoting her new film, she added, "Once you begin something, you must give it your best shot."

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 02, 2012 08:17 KST