'Singles' Actress Wins Doubles

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    December 12, 2003 20:02

    Jang Jin-young

    Actress Jang Jin-young seemed at a loss for words when her name rang out as the winner of this year's Best Actress award at the 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards on Friday.

    "Is it me? Oh my gosh. What am I going to do? Is it really me? I won the prize?" she kept asking. Jang previously won the Best Actress award in 2001 for her role in the film "Sorum," making her the second actress in Korean history to win the prize twice, following Kim Hye-soo.

    During the festival, she also received the Popular Star award. The actress landed the prize for her performance in the film, "Singles." In the movie, she played a 29-year old woman who got dumped by her boyfriend and was demoted at work. The character was originally meant to be boring, one of a silly and frivolous woman.

    Jang took over the role and recreated the character into a believable woman-next-door. "When I received this award the year before last, I decided to make a great speech if I win the prize again," she said, receiving the prize. "But now that I receive this award quite unexpectedly, I don't remember anything to say." "But I’ll tell you this for sure. I will try my best to be a great actor and to make films that satisfy you," she said.

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