Jo Yeo-jeong Says Acting Lets Her Explore Her Hidden Self

      October 06, 2012 08:15

      Jo Yeo-jeong

      Actress Jo Yeo-jeong has kept herself very busy over the last two years, having appeared in two films -- "The Servant" and "The Concubine" -- and two TV dramas, "I Need Romance" and more recently "Haeundae Lovers."

      After wrapping up the drama "Haeundae Lovers," set in the southern coastal city of Busan, Jo said, "I struggled a little at first, as viewers kept drawing attention to my unnatural Busan dialect. But I did my best to improve my acting skills by practicing the dialect, and all other cast members helped me. Thanks to such strong teamwork, the drama was somehow able to earn consistently solid viewer ratings. I feel immensely lucky to have met so many good people by taking part in the drama."

      She said the best thing about being an actress is the breadth of characters and personalities she is able to play.

      "Regardless of what role in the film or drama I take on, it naturally brings out my inner self, and draws on the experiences I've gained over the years," she added.

      "I don't risk roles that I think I wouldn't be able to do well, but I think long and hard while searching for the right part and how to master it. I'm always trying to improve my acting skills so I can get access to good roles, and sometimes I've been lucky to land my dream roles."

      "I'd love to work with either director Park Chan-wook or Bong Joon-ho in the future. I'd also like to find a new character that awakens another side of myself."

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