October 06, 2018 08:23
Han Ji-min departs from her usual sweet and happy image to star in a new film about child abuse to be released next week.
In "Miss Baek," Han appears with disheveled hair, dry lips, pasty skin, and empty eyes to portray the pain and misfortune experienced by her character.
It was not easy for her to play the role because it meant more than changing her looks. She had to find and bring out sides of herself she may not have been used to.
"I thought very hard about how to portray this role well, right down to the smallest detail. I tried hard to learn about child abuse as much as possible," Han said.
Since her debut in 2003, Han has usually played characters with a lovely and sprightly personality.
"I'm no longer afraid of doing something that's far from what the public expects from me," she said. "Some people want to see a certain type of role from me, and others want to see something else. If I can't satisfy either side, then perhaps the right thing to do is to give a good performance in whatever role I play."
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