May 02, 2020 08:20
Starlet Heo Ga-yoon is hoping to impress viewers by showing a new side of herself as an actress.
Heo debuted as a member of girl group 4minute in 2009 and turned to acting after the group disbanded in 2016. After taking on minor or supporting roles in several dramas and films, she plays the lead role for the first time in her latest film, "Search out," which hit theaters last month.
In the thriller, Heo plays a hacker who tries to find clues on social media sites to solve a crime.
In real life, however, she is barely literate when it comes to technology. She doesn't use mobile payment services and did not have a social media account until about five years after her debut, when she finally opened one to communicate with fans. This difference is what attracted her to the role, she said.
"You can tell if someone dances or sings well, but I think acting is somewhat different, as viewers' responses can differ, which makes it difficult."
The singer-turned-actress says she wants to try something new.
"I hope viewers will constantly see different sides of me. My goal is to become an actress who keeps taking on new challenges," she said.
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