Jang Yoon-ju Gains Confidence in Acting with New Film

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    January 23, 2021 08:25

    Model and actress Jang Yoon-ju's new film is set to hit theaters next week, after her debut film about six years ago. The former top model made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2015 hit film "Veteran."

    "I was offered many roles after appearing in the crime flick. My seemingly energetic spirit often conceals my real character, but I'm actually very timid and cautious, which made me hesitant to dive straight into another film or other projects at the time," Jang said. "And then I went through pregnancy and childbirth and all the changes which happened with that."

    Jang Yoon-ju

    "Three Sisters" is about three sisters who live in different ways and gather at their hometown for their father's birthday.

    In the film, Jang plays the youngest of the titular "Three Sisters," mirroring her own life -- she is in fact the youngest of three sisters. "This coincidence intrigued me, and I also thought it would be great to work with seasoned actresses like Kim Sun-young and Moon So-ri."

    But Jang admits that working with them left her feeling like a rookie. "I tried to listen to their advice and feedback, instead of insisting on my views," she said. "It was a completely new experience for me because as a model, nobody can really tell me what to do. I felt just like a newbie, but I learned a lot and had fun," Jang added.

    "Three Sisters," which is slated for release on Jan. 27, making it the first Korean film to hit theaters this year, is expected to mark a major departure from those Jang is known for. "The film gave me confidence in acting," she said. "It could be the beginning of a change for me, a turning point."

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