July 19, 2022 10:50
Actress Kim Tae-ri said she thrived on the challenges of preparing for her latest role in the sci-fi action blockbuster "Alienoid," at a press event for the film on Monday.
The film by director Choi Dong-hoon is set for release on Wednesday.
Kim is firm and lively in real life, just like her on-screen characters. She laughed freely at the press event, her replies sprinkled with youthful slang.
Kim works really hard on everything. "I love learning things, regardless of the subject, from philosophy to sports and travel. I save a lot of videos and photos on my phone, to the extent that it runs out of storage. It's refreshing to see videos of myself having fun while learning something," she said.
In the latest example of this, Kim underwent about six months of gymnastics training in preparation for her action scenes in "Alienoid" before filming began.
In the film, she plays a mysterious woman who carries a gun in the 1380s, during the late Goryeo period. It revolves around swordsmen who try to find a legendary sword in the ancient kingdom and a group who chase after an alien imprisoned in a human body in the present.
"I audited a class that co-star Ryu Jun-yeol was taking, and I got serious and enrolled in it," she said. "I'm more excited by an explosive performance than a calm, smooth one."
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