Soo-young Shows off Japanese Skills in Her Cinematic Debut


    March 30, 2019 08:36

    Soo-young speaks at a preview of her new film in Seoul on Monday.

    K-pop singer-turned-actress Soo-young is set to lure moviegoers with a melodrama due to be released next month.

    The film, "Memories of a Dead End," a Korean-Japanese co-production, is based on the Japanese novel of the same title by Banana Yoshimoto.

    After having appeared in several TV dramas, it is Soo-young's cinematic debut in which she shows off her fluent Japanese skills.

    "I was able to learn Japanese because I made my Japanese [singing] debut when I was 12 before being a member of Girls' Generation in Korea. I'd always wondered if I would get a chance to act in a Japanese film someday," she said at a press preview of the film in Seoul on Monday.

    "But I play a Korean tourist who travels to Japan [in the film], so I didn't feel much pressure about acting in Japanese."

    It is scheduled to hit local theaters on April 4.

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