Kim Hye-soo and Jeon Do-yeon are actresses in their 40s. In the Korean movie industry, for an actress to be in her 40s means she's no longer the main act. Movies take up a big part of the culture but it's also an industry where one can only survive if profits are made from investments. Therefore, cinematic quality, completion, influence on the public and cultural values are outweighed by the success of the movie.
Choi Min-sik, Kim Yun-seok, Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo and other actors in their 40s have been successful with their movies. Screenplays are focused on them and actresses didn't get as much attention as they did before.
Considering success, role and others, usually actresses in their 40s have no place to stand and are usually limited to 'someone's mom'. However, Kim Hye-soo and Jeon Do-yeon freed themselves from the restraints and boldly stood in the front of the line as the main cast.
How is that so? Watch the movie and the realization will come.
"Coin Locker Girl" was released on May 29th and didn't meet expectations but the audience applauded Kim Hye-soo. She played the role of a "Mother" who ruled the back alleys of Chinatown. Her existence alone showed charisma and she pulled off the 'criminal look' so well. "The Shameless" which was released on the 27th of May also presents Jeon Do-yeon as the woman of a murderer who works as a bar madam.
Jeon Do-yeon and Kim Hye-soo are in their 40s but are still capable of standing in the middle of movies and that's because they can pull off various genres and characters. The variety of movies they can star in is getting wider.
Kim Hye-soo and Jeon Do-yeon also contrast from other actresses who are trapped in certain images thanks to advertisements which are a great source of income. Many female stars lose their place to stand in movies because of the image solidified by commercials which also makes them hard to tell if they're actresses or not. Kim Hye-soo and Jeon Do-yeon are unilinear and have various images within them. They have different colors but they have the charisma to take over the audience.
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