Although billed as secondary casting, Geum Sae-rok has attracted a lot of attention for her appearance in "The Fiery Priest" where she plays a rookie detective. This has largely been a matter of her character's fairly unique portrayal.
To put it simply she's a hodgepodge of various unlikely traits. While Geum Sae-rok has a fairly meek and cute physical appearance, her character, Seung-ah, is an aggressive former national athlete in the Malaysian sport of Sepak Takraw, a form of volleyball that's played with the feet. Additionally, Seung-ah introduced herself to the rest of the team through rapping. Seung-ah's odd behavior, and the reaction it elicited from other characters, left a strong impression on viewers.
Geum Sae-rok also has strong chemistry with Kim Sung-kyun, who plays a senior detective that acts as her mentor. He has a far more passive and bumbling personality, leading to quite a bit of potential role reversal.
Geum Sae-rok has risen to prominence first for her supporting cast work in the weekend drama "Shall We Live Together" and later for a more dramatic turn in the cops and gangsters drug war film "Believer". She is quickly demonstrating herself to be an actress of considerable range.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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