Actress Kim Go-eun gave her all in her latest film "Memories of the Sword", which was released last week.
"My body was aching all the time", Kim recalled. "There were so many scenes I had to be in. Nobody was mistreating me or anything, but I cried several times due to the burden of the role I played".
Kim even suffered minor injuries, as the periodical film includes not only a sword but jam-packed martial arts. "I didn't feel the pain of injury when shooting the film, but later on, my body hurt so much and I realized that I really like acting that much".
Having debuted in 2012 with "A Muse", which catapulted her from obscurity to fame with the controversial role of the film which revolves around an affair between a poet in his 70s and a teenage school girl, Kim has expanded her acting scope by starring in a couple of films including "Monster" and "Coin Locker Girl".
"I started acting just because I like acting itself, so I still feel awkward when people recognize me on the street", she said. "I don't expect so much fame, and I just want to keep doing what I like to do and I think I've been on the right track so far".
Kim said the experience has helped her grow.
"I know there will be tough times ahead but I think this experience will give me strength when facing difficulties", she said.
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