October 09, 2021 08:26
Kim So-yeon says she loved playing a villainous character in the TV series "The Penthouse: War in Life," which ended its run last month.
"As the drama approached the end I wanted to finish it off quickly and get more sleep. But I was sad when it finally ended. I miss the year and a half I spent on the show and my part in it."
Playing an unashamedly wicked character has done wonders for her confidence too. "Before the series, I was a bit timid as an actress and had a high level of anxiety. I was afraid of failing in every scene, but 'The Penthouse' helped me overcome those fears and embrace the challenge."
She enjoyed her calmer part in her last series "Mother of Mine" and was grateful to get any role since she is no longer young. "But with 'The Penthouse' I rediscovered my enthusiasm and it means so much to me."
"I was surprised that many people asked me for autographs. I was thankful that even little kids recognized me."
Her marriage to fellow actor Lee Sang-woo also helped. "Before marriage, I just memorized every word, but since being in relationship with Lee, I've delivered my lines in harmony with other actors. I was worried about 'The Penthouse' at first, but Lee encouraged me in my choice. He's one of my biggest motivations and gives me good advice," she said.
"I didn't go out very often even after a project ended because I couldn't leave the characters behind, but since getting together with Lee, I can go out for walks and food and these help me to separate myself from the characters," she adds.
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