Scenes from the movie "Actresses"
, which stars Youn Yuh-jung
, Lee Mi-sook
, Go Hyun-jung
, Choi Ji-woo
, Kim Min-hee
and Kim Ok-bin
, have drawn viewers' attention with their true-to-life portrayals of the actresses' lives. Sometimes it is even hard to tell the difference between fiction and reality.
says actresses cannot always pretend to be on good terms with one another because reality is very different. Here's what these top actresses had to say about their lives in accounts that were sometimes amusing and sometimes moving.
◇ Generation gap
, who is the youngest, waits in her car when she arrives at the film set early. When Youn Yuh-jung
arrives, she calls her "Master Yeo Woon-kye
". When Youn Yuh-jung
mentions her drama "Chang Hee-bin", Kim Ok-bin
asks her what role she played in it. When the two meet in the hall and Youn Yuh-jung
is smoking, Kim Ok-bin
asks for her permission to smoke together. Yoon allows her to join her and scolds her for not smoking correctly.
◇War of nerves
The shoot cannot resume because Choi Ji-woo
is late. Go Hyun-jung
says scornfully, "People like that are always late because they think they're divas". She keeps picking a fight with Choi Ji-woo
while holding a glass of liquor. She asks the reporter, "Is there anything for you to write about? Nothing. You will only get to write something when we're honest".
gets a call from Yoo Ho-jung
, her friend, and goes to the restroom to confront Ko, saying "What gives you the right to talk to me that way?" In response, Ko stands up slowly and says, "Hey, is there anything wrong with that? I'm your senior here". The two start raising their voices. Choi Ji-woo
ends up muttering, "That's why you were kicked out".
◇What's on their mind?
The actresses gather for a few drinks. When Ko leaves the room for a moment, Choi begins to complain about her. Lee Mi-sook
says, "She's like that because the Korean Wave is wrong". Ko asks each actress to name her rival. The responses vary: "I want to beat Lee Young-ae
". "I want to be better than Hye-soo". "At the screening of 'Some Like It Hot' there were so many fans of So-hee. It made me feel bad" (Kim Min-hee
). "It's not jealousy. It's shame" (Youn Yuh-jung
"My rival was Young-ae. I wanted to be popular in China. I envy Song Hye-kyo
for that" (Choi Ji-woo
and Go Hyun-jung
meet for the first time since running into each other at a beauty salon shortly after Ko was married. "Back then, she told me not to lose heart and to be confident with my in-laws" (Go Hyun-jung
, Go Hyun-jung
and Youn Yuh-jung
, who appeared in the same drama, gather in the restroom. Yoon figures out that the three were born in the year of the pig, given the 12-year age differences. "We have one more thing in common. We're all divorced" (Go Hyun-jung
Ko is scolded for being too talkative. She responds, "I wasn't like that before I got divorced".
"Because people were gossiping about her after her divorce, I told her that she was like Jesus. She had to suspend her career for 2-3 years. Divorce is like a scarlet letter. She was dumped, but since she kept silent, her ex-in-laws placed the blame on her. When she complained, Kim Su-hyun
told her that it was better to say that she had dumped that ugly guy than that she had been dumped by him" (Youn Yuh-jung
Hearing those words, Lee Mi-sook
hides her tears. Go Hyun-jung
"People still think that divorce is a big sin. People will probably scorn us for saying this. They think that the whole world is ours" (Go Hyun-jung
"Living as an actress in Korea is not easy" (Lee Mi-sook
"Sometimes we are humiliated simply because we are actresses" (Choi Ji-woo
"It's very cruel" (Go Hyun-jung