March 30, 2019 08:36
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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