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Bae Doona, "Right now? I'm having the time of my life!"

2007/09/07 Source

The viewer bulletin board of the SBS drama series "How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor" is overflowing with posts about Yoon Hee and Joon Suk's love line. The love between the CEO with a rich family and the ever so normal Yoon Hee and the obstacles that are placed along their path are the clicha of all melodramas, but their tears are keeping the viewers by their televisions.

Amidst all of this, the transformation of Yoon Hee has been gathering attention. Until recently, she was a messy character all over the place, considered a 'thing' rather than a 'person' even from her mom. But through her struggles about love and relationships, she has been changing. It is a change that can, if done wrong, be blamed on the immaturity of the actor or crew. But nobody is criticizing her change and that is the power of Bae Doona who is playing the role.

"Yoon Hee changed all of a sudden, didn't she? She changed a lot as the drama flowed towards the love line and I think that is the charm of Yoon Hee. She is not the type of person who takes in emotions one by one. She just falls in love at once like being hit by lightning. And the fact that she was always thirsty for love justifies such a change".

Bae Doona on set on the 6th at the SBS studios had an expression of excitement while acting as Yoon Hee. Weaving in an out of movies and dramas by creating her own unique characters, she seemed to be enjoying having met a new character once again.

"As the love story became the focus Yoon Hee started to be a lot more depressed but I'm having the time of my life acting her character. I feel like I am playing freely in front of the camera".

Yoon Hee actually has a lot in common with Bae Doona. She finds joy in the smallest things and looks at things around her with a not so common eye. That is one of the supporting factors allowing her to publish two photo essays.

"Yoon Hee is like endorphins. People around her may see her as a disorganized person and puzzle them in many cases, but she has a lot of affection and is very righteous many times. She overflows with charm. I personally like roles such as Yoon Hee that have their lacking points. Her best charm is that she is not typical. Can you tell on the television screen that I am having fun acting as Yoon Hee?"

But having fun acting does not mean there are no hardships. Her eyes were infected a few days ago making it turn red, proof that her body is tired. And she is taking much care to make sure the change of Yoon Hee isn't too awkward.

"If I receive the script and don't understand something, I ask the writer. And through the discussions I contemplate on how toa ct. When I can't explain the change of Yoon Hee logically, I have to interpret it the 'Bae Doona way' and make the viewers understand. That is the only way it is not hard for both me and the viewers. But that process isn't that easy. I have to bring out all of my imaginative power to justify Yoon Hee's emotional changes but finding that justification is difficult. And that is more so because her emotional changes aren't habitual but rather sudden and unique".

Bae Doona's uniqueness can also be found in the reason she chose this series. It was solely because Kim Seung Woo who she performed with in the KBS series "Rosemary" offered.

"I didn't know what type of drama or role it was. It wasn't important. Seung Woo suggested working on it together so I wanted to. Why? The most important thing is for me to enjoy it. I have to enjoy it and act comfortably so the viewers will also feel comfortable. Seung Woo is a senior I can trust and follow. His leadership on the set is great and he has a broad mindset".

Starring in the movie "The Host" and the cable television drama series "Someday", she smiles and says, "The previous characters were rather reserved so I am glad I met Yoon Hee. I feel like I have been absorbing acting recently. I truly enjoy acting and work is so much fun".

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