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Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career

2015/01/31 | 843 views | Permalink | Source

Actress Han Ji-hye has the golden touch when it comes to MBC weekend TV dramas, most recently establishing herself as a favorite in the drama "The Legendary Witch", which started airing in late October.

Despite a fairly predictable story and a stereotypical character who withstands hardships early in life before going on to achieve success, the audience has grown steadily as the drama approaches its conclusion.

"I had a gut feeling about this one", Han said of her latest role. "I get so stressed out when viewer ratings are low. But as soon as I read the script, I knew I could do this one very well".

Han admits to having limited herself to very similar roles. "I've done this type of character a lot, someone who starts out poor, remains optimistic through hard times and goes on to become successful. Many viewers now see me as the type of person who has a positive outlook and brings an optimistic energy to any situation. And I think that's a good thing", the actress said.

"My husband doesn't say much about the roles I play, but he watches every episode. Being a faithful viewer is his way of supporting my work", Han added.

Fifteen years into her acting career, she says she has realized the importance of colleagues. "The more acting I do, the more I realize that it's a collaborative effort. I'm grateful to my co-actors and staff, and very happy to be working with them".

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