Shin Se-kyung is returning to historical dramas with "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung", where she plays a woman who struggles to be a scholar in the patriarchal Joseon era. The "Six Flying Dragons" and "Deep-rooted Tree" star recently did a photo shoot and interview in Singles where she talks about why she chose the role.
In short, Shin Se-kyung says the protagonist appealed to her because she is not drawn to typical characters. Shin Se-kyung said that the script itself felt fresh, and that not just her character, but the whole story felt very well-rounded and fun. She mentioned liking the sparkling roots of the conflict and also the great expectations that created.
Shin Se-kyung also cited Charlize Theron's performance from the 2003 American film Monster as being a key inspiration. Shin Se-kyung thought Charlize Theron's feminine sparkle there was very cool. Her point seemed to be that the unconventional nature of the character was what made her interesting, as there is obviously not much in common with that role and Shin Se-kyung's role in "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung".
Written by William Schwartz
"Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung" is directed by Han Hyun-hee, Kang Il-soo, written by Kim Ho-soo, and features Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo, Lee Ji-hoon-I, Park Ki-woong, Ryoo Tae-ho, Gong Jung-hwan. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/07/17~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 20:55 on MBC.
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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