November 15, 2014 08:17
Hwang Jung-eum now seems to feel comfortable about acting as she has spent over 10 years in the job.
Hwang made her debut as a member of K-pop girl group Sugar in 2002, but quit her short-lived singing career to take up acting in 2005. The transition was not easy, but she was determined to become an actress which has sustained her through the ups and downs of her career.
Her latest TV drama "Endless Love" wrapped up recently without drawing much attention. Despite poorer-than-expected results in terms of viewer ratings, her acting was quite impressive.
"Whatever the outcomes were, I was happy to work on that drama," Hwang said. "I wanted to challenge myself and try hard to make the versatile role touching and convincing at all times. I thought in order to improve my acting skills I should try to do something unfamiliar or even play characters I'm not good at. In the end, it gave me a lot to reflect upon so I don't regret it."
When facing hard times, Hwang tells herself "I should be grateful about how quickly and how far I've come as an actress when it's rare to see successful cases of singers turned actors."
"Acting is like a healing process for me, I get the most satisfaction and greatest pleasure when I get praised for my acting. I think for my immediate happiness I have nothing else to focus on but acting," she added.
"I'd like to do a comical character in my next project." Hwang said.
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