July 14, 2020 10:53
Actress Uhm Jung-hwa couldn't feel more excited ahead of the release of her new film, which is the first action project she has ever taken part in in her long showbiz career spanning some 30 years.
"I've finally been able to realize my dream of starring in an action flick," Uhm said at a press event on Monday.
The action comedy revolves around a couple who go on a rescue mission when their plane gets hijacked by terrorists on their first trip overseas.
Uhm is already one of the most reliable actresses when it comes to a comedy with the realistic portrayal of characters. She wanted to perform action scenes perfectly and on her own, and received months of hard training.
"I had these almost delusional aspirations for action flicks since I'd grown up watching a lot of them. When I received the film's script, I thought I've finally got the chance. The script was really interesting and I wanted to grab the chance," the actress said.
"I was determined to do the action scenes really well. I went to an action school even before casting was finished. It was like a dream come true. I felt so cool just going there and happy even though training was hard. It was very fun and exciting."
The film is scheduled for release in August. It is Uhm's first movie in five years since the romantic comedy "Wonderful Nightmare."
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