Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career

      January 31, 2015 08:14

      Han Ji-hye

      Actress Han Ji-hye has the golden touch when it comes to MBC TV dramas, most recently establishing herself as a favorite in the drama "Legendary Witches," which started airing in late October.

      Despite a fairly predictable story and a stereotypical character who withstands hardships early in life before going on to achieve success, the audience has grown steadily as the drama approaches its conclusion.

      "I had a gut feeling about this one," Han said of her latest role. "I get so stressed out when viewer ratings are low. But as soon as I read the script, I knew I could do this one very well."

      Han admits to having limited herself to very similar roles. "I've done this type of character a lot, someone who starts out poor, remains optimistic through hard times and goes on to become successful. Many viewers now see me as the type of person who has a positive outlook and brings an optimistic energy to any situation. And I think that's a good thing," the actress said.

      "My husband doesn't say much about the roles I play, but he watches every episode. Being a faithful viewer is his way of supporting my work," Han added.

      Fifteen years into her acting career, she says she has realized the importance of colleagues. "The more acting I do, the more I realize that it's a collaborative effort. I'm grateful to my co-actors and staff, and very happy to be working with them."

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