Actress Yum Jung-ah Enjoys Fresh Career High

  • By Ku Bon-woo

    February 09, 2019 08:25

    Actress Yum Jung-ah is enjoying the best time of her career, with her latest hit film "Intimate Strangers" and TV series "Sky Castle."

    Yum often plays strong-willed characters and made a big change in "Intimate Strangers" as a weak and obedient woman who dare not contradict her husband. Instead of saying directly what she wants to say, she recites poems. Yum confessed that role resembles her real-life self more than other characters she has portrayed.

    Yum Jung-ah

    In "Sky Castle," Yum transforms into an obsessive mother who would do anything for her daughters' success and get recognition from her snobby mother-in-law, who always looked down on her humble upbringing.

    Yum's superb acting made what could be an one-dimensional antagonist into a relatable character. "I didn't want her to be just a despicable character. I wanted to portray her in a way that viewers can still sympathize with," she said.

    Now 28 years in the business, Yum is still hungry for more work and strives to be a better actor. She played a charismatic elite police officer in film "Hit-and-Run Squad," which was released last week. "It was so refreshing to be someone other than a wife and a mother. I love to play new characters from time to time," she said.

    One would be starring in a musical. "I used to be good at singing and dancing. I wish there was something like 'Mamma Mia' in Korea."

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