SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) — One factor that undoubtedly catches the attention of audiences in director Lee Joon-ik’s new movie, “Sundown in My Hometown,” is actress Kim Go-eun’s transformation right into a wild and chubby nation woman.
The actress gained eight kilograms for her position as Seon-mi, protagonist Hak-soo’s high-school classmate and a public worker at a rural township workplace.
The 2 fundamental characters meet for the primary time in 10 years when Hak-soo, an unpopular rapper who leads a tricky life in Seoul, returns to his countryside hometown of Byeonsan following a telephone name from house.
“I used to be actually comfortable as a result of I have a tendency to search out nice happiness in consuming,” Kim mentioned throughout an interview with Yonhap Information Company at a restaurant in central Seoul on Wednesday. “I didn’t thoughts consuming even late at night time and getting my face swollen from consuming an excessive amount of, and I favored that.”
Kim mentioned the director by no means requested her to achieve weight however that she conceived the thought of placing on a couple of kilos as quickly as she learn the screenplay.
“Once I was learning the characters, I believed that Seon-mi wouldn’t look so fairly and that Mi-kyung, on whom Hak-soo had a crush, ought to look prettier. So I made a decision to achieve weight.”
However a painful weight loss program to return to her regular bodily state was the worth she needed to pay after filming, mentioned the actress.
“Immediately I couldn’t eat (as a lot as I wished), which made me unhappy. I had a weight loss program for 2 months, continuously asking myself such questions as ‘What am I residing for?’ and ‘Am I comfortable now?’”
“Sundown” marks her return to the display after she gained large reputation in and overseas for her position within the Korean drama sensation “Guardian: The Lonely and Nice God.”
Questioned about her motive in selecting the movie, Kim mentioned she wished to heal herself whereas finishing up a much less demanding character.
“After ending ‘Guardian,’ I used to be looking for one thing that might assist heal me. I believed it will be higher if I may do some amusing and fewer demanding position, and acquired the provide to seem in ‘Sundown’ at simply the proper second.”
Seon-mi has gained an area literary award for her guide of essays titled “Sundown-mania.” As a literary author, her strains contact the hearts of many individuals.
Requested which of her strains was probably the most memorable, Kim singled out one which mentioned: “Don’t be a loser even should you can’t afford to be well-to-do.”
“I feel the nuance or that means of the road touched my coronary heart probably the most. It’s a line that I need to bear in mind for the remainder of my life.”