Jeon So Nee shares about her career thus far, acting in the remake drama, and more in a pictorial for Marie Claire.
In the accompanying interview, she shared about letting go of her “When My Love Blooms” character, acting in a remake, and more
Jeon So Nee talked, “I like quiet hobbies. I like to watch things, listen to things, and read things. These days, I’m trying to go to the movie theater more often. I bought DVDs for films that I couldn’t watch in theaters. I saw the film ‘Blue Gate Crossing’ yesterday. It’s a really good movie. After seeing it, I wanted to go traveling. The characters are also really appealing. I also read a book called ‘Morning Piano’ [literal translation]. A close colleague recommended it to me by saying that it would be a gift for Ji Soo from ‘When My Love Blooms.’ It’s a collection of words from the philosopher Kim Jin Young when he was sick.”
She added, “I am still trying to let go of Ji Soo. If you ask me if I always take so long to let a character go, I haven’t acted in many projects yet, so I would find it hard to answer. I’m trying various things in order to let go of Ji Soo. I’m watching a lot of movies and films in order to stop thinking about her. The things that linger the most are the director, the production staff, and the other actors. It’s hard to explain the feeling. But I also laugh at myself. It seems like I get really attached to the characters I play. It feels like I have a one-sided crush on them.”
When the reporter asked her that if the job of ‘actor’ was exactly as she had pictured it at the start, she answered, “I think I’m getting to know my job a bit better. I’m starting to change the way I see things. In the past, I was happy and had fun while acting, but now I’m not so carefree. In the past, I only thought about acting, and didn’t know the other details about this job. I’m slowly learning, so I’m a little scared. I want to learn how to be healthy while doing this job. I don’t know the answer, but I’m trying to do well so that I don’t hurt my mind or thoughts. I think I’m worried because I’m not a very steady person. I want to become someone who is steady but flexible enough to continue being a good actor.”
About her upcoming remake film, she also said, “I really liked the film when it came out [in China]. It’s a very emotional and affective film. On one hand, it deals with minor emotions, but it is relatable to the public. Instead of being able to relate to a lot of people in a shallow way, the film allows you to relate to a small number of people in a deep way. The two actors are also really good at acting. With every scene, you want to rewatch it multiple times. You could really feel the detailed emotions that the two exchanged at their confusing age. It’s a film that you can’t help but love. It won’t be easy for an actor to recreate, but that’s why I feel ambitious to do it. I want to do it well because I love the original so much. I hope that it will remain in the hearts of Koreans as a good female film. Ah, but I don’t intend to get too ambitious. Then I’ll be swallowed up by it.”