Kim Go-eun Gains Weight for Movie Role


    June 06, 2018 07:05

    Actress Kim Go-eun is ready to amuse film lovers in the role of a wild country girl in the upcoming film "Sunset in My Hometown."

    Kim has become one of the most sought-after young stars by proving her talent in not only film projects but also TV shows since she rose to stardom overnight with her debut role in "A Muse" in 2012. She played a teenage schoolgirl involved in an affair with a poet in his 70s.

    Kim Go-eun

    "Sunset in My Hometown" directed by Lee Joon-ik is a drama revolving around an unsuccessful rapper and his childhood friend played by Kim, who tricks him into returning home.

    Kim gained 8 kg and learned a regional dialect to prepare to play the character, who has never left her little hometown and grown up to be an ordinary neighborhood girl.

    At a press event for the film on Monday, Kim said she worked hard to portray the girl. "I thought my character should be like any girl we can see around us. The director agreed with me, and I took extra care to look as ordinary as possible," she said.

    "I focused on looks and dialect, as I wanted them to be natural. I asked my dialect coach many questions and practiced hard. I also got a lot of advice from local people while filming," she added. 

    The film is scheduled for release early next month.

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