November 05, 2016 08:14
Actress Park Ha-sun has rebounded with an impressive role in a hit TV series.
"Drinking Solo" which wrapped up early this week is about the difficult and lonely lives of singles. The series appealed to many young viewers with its reflection on the increasing trend of living alone as Korean society ages and one-person households are becoming the norm.
In the series, Park played a woman who leads a lonely life while struggling to make end meets, and washes away her woes every night with a bottle of beer.
Debuted in 2005, Park rose to fame with the huge hit sitcom "High Kick 3: The Short Legs Strike Back" in 2011.
"It was one of the most brilliant moments in my life as an actress as the sitcom allowed me to get out of obscurity, but at the same time I felt alone. I had to be cautious due to the sudden public attention, so there was no one to share my thoughts or worries with at that time, and I started drinking alone," Park recalls.
"After the sitcom, I went through a hard time and couldn't get a role for a while. My struggles as an actress helped me to relate to my role in 'Drinking Solo' several years later."
"The series has many drinking scenes with almost every episode showing the cast drinking alone. Some of that is hard to act when you're sober because the character is showing an ugly side by running wild and dancing," she said. "I think I will do better next time if the series gets a sequel," she added.
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