[HanCinema's News] Shin Si-ah Talks About "The Witch : Part 2. The Other One"
By William Schwartz | Published on
The fashion magazine DAZED Korea recently released a photoshoot and interview for actress Shin Si-ah, who was the lead actress in the the supernatural action film "The Witch : Part 2. The Other One" which came out this past June 15th. In discussing the movie, Shin Si-ah claimed to be a huge fan of "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" from 2018. So when the casting call went out in September of last year for the sequel, Shin Si-ah was determined to do her own audition.
"The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" was infamous for casting the then-unknown Kim Da-mi in the leading role based entirely off of a competitive audition, and "The Witch : Part 2. The Other One" took the same approach for its lead actress. According to Shin Si-ah, her audition took place in three parts. The first two were submitted online through video. The third audition was in-person, and was where she first met director Park Hoon-jung.
Apparently, it was five or six more meetings before Shin Si-ah was finally selected for the role. Despite this process taking around two months, Shin Si-ah said that to her, this all felt very quick. Regarding her performance, Shin Si-ah said that in her mind, the unnamed character she played had a very pitiful existence. Having lost nearly everything, she became disconnected from society- despite the vital importance of her abilities.
Regarding her acting future, Shin Si-ah mentioned the importance of feedback, though it's critical that such feedback be useful. Shin Si-ah also mentioned working hard herself to make sure that she doesn't disappear like her character does. Shin Si-ah claimed that her goal going forward was to be unwavering and steadfast as she walks the path of a serious actress. Shin Si-ah does not yet have any confirmed upcoming projects.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea from 2011 to 2021. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Hangzhou, where he studies Chinese film. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org, and is open to requests for content in future articles.