Kim Go-eun Takes Uncharacteristic Turn in TV Debut

      February 20, 2016 08:14

      Kim Go-eun

      After appearing in a series of impressive films, actress Kim Go-eun recently made her TV debut with a soap aired on cable channel tvN.

      In "Cheese in the Trap," based on a webcomic, Kim plays a timid but cheerful university student who, despite trying hard in life, gets bossed around by others.

      In a change from her mostly dark film roles, Kim now seems to be fully immersed in a character she can sympathize with -- certainly the most agreeable she has played, and the one she could most easily associate with her own life.

      Kim has been busy since her screen debut in 2012 with "A Muse," which catapulted her to fame in the controversial role of a teenage schoolgirl involved in an affair with a poet in his 70s.

      In the few short years since then, the actress has built up an impressive filmography that includes "Monster," "Coin Locker Girl" and "Memories of the Sword." She has played tough and valiant roles such as a woman with a disability, a gangster and a swordswoman.

      "I got so much sudden attention with my debut film that I feel as if I missed out on the usual rookie period of trial and error," Kim said.

      "In the beginning stage of my career, when it should be okay to fail, I wanted to try many different things," she said. "But now I'm happy I can play a role that I can do with relative ease and receive good viewer ratings."

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