September 24, 2016 08:16
Actress Shin Hye-sun, who is enjoying rising popularity thanks to the recently ended TV soap "Five Children," has been cast for a much anticipated TV series along with Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho.
The new fantasy drama is written by Park Ji-eun, who wrote the mega hit TV series "My Love from the Star," and will start airing in November. It is inspired by a mermaid story from Korea's first historical story book.
Asked what it feels like to appear in such an anticipated drama, Shin said "I am both excited and nervous as I know Jeon and Lee have already begun shooting their parts. I feel I need to work hard to catch up, and I will do my best."
Since her debut in 2013, Shin has continuously appeared in TV dramas and films, though in minor roles, and gradually gained recognition as most of her shows became hits. This year, she gained recognition in "A Violent Prosecutor" for a kiss scene with heartthrob Kang Dong-won and was praised for her performance in "Five Children."
"I've never thought about doing anything else. Being an actress has been my one and only dream," Shin said.
Asked why she made her debut relatively late in life despite her long-cherished dream, she said, "I had no idea where to begin. After entering college as a theater and film major I seriously started to try to debut professionally. I took a couple of years off and applied to many agencies and auditions, but I couldn't even pass their screening stages."
"People often say you must fail one hundred auditions until you succeed but I had no opportunity for any. To be honest, I was even jealous of those who failed auditions. But I never gave up. I believed in myself."
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