Film2.0 Interview with Gong Hyo-Jin

to Vote


Just a few years ago, Gong Hyo-Jin was considered by both the Korean Media and the audience as one of the most promising and popular young talents in the industry. With her much publicized off-screen relationship with Ryu Seung-Beom (of Crying Fist, Arahan fame) long off the tabloid pages, she now finds herself in a transitional period. She was interviewed by popular screen weekly Film2.0 a few days ago.

Amongst other things, she talks about having issues with the production team of her latest TV drama, the challenges that she's facing choosing between a life of easy typecasting and trying to move in new directions, and her experience shooting her new film (Heaven's Soldiers). Here are some interesting snippets:

Film2.0's Kim Se-Yoon: So to achieve a transformation, what kind of roles would you need to take?

Gong Hyo-Jin: Instead of the usual ingenue, I'd like a "real woman" role. Up to now I had lots of chances to play women, but I want something that would show a mature woman, something more than the usual sexless youngster.

Kim Se-Yoon: So something like Faceless Beauty (note: Kim Hye-Soo's career changing psychological thriller) would do?

Gong Hyo-Jin: I don't think I could do it.

Kim Se-Yoon: Because of the nudity, or the complicated psychology of the role?

Gong Hyo-Jin: Because of the nudity. Because of the reality that once an actress accepts shooting nude scenes, they'll continue to demand the same thing in other films. Then you'd hear people saying "You've shot similar scenes in the past, why complain now?" if you have anything to say. The recently released Rules of Dating is an example, they offered Im Soo-Jung the part (note: Kang Hye-Jung's), but she wasn't sure the character would fit her, and because of the burden of the nude scenes she turned them down.

You can read the rest of the interview (in Korean) here

to Vote
Screen Anarchy logo
Do you feel this content is inappropriate or infringes upon your rights? Click here to report it, or see our DMCA policy.
quqiesJune 7, 2006 3:07 PM

i loove when ur be the teacher in the biscuit teacher star candy..

can i have ur email..

do you have

if u have, can i have ur id coz i want to add u to my friends..

bye bye

aimeeAugust 6, 2006 8:40 PM

hi hyojin, i'm aimee and i'm from the philippines. i've just finished watching ur series biscuit teacher and star's so awesome....really good performance....and i really like the way you's cute...well, i just hope you would do lots of more funny or even mature roles in the future....aja aja fighting!!!

EmilyDecember 12, 2006 5:31 AM

Gong Hyo-Jin, I just finished watching Sang-Doo! Hakyo Kajya! And I have to say, I was absolutely amazed with your performances. You made me cry hysterically and laugh until i saw sore on several occasions. When Zang-Ga died and you were saying how to you he was Sang-Doo, I bawled my eyes out. I was completely touched and inspired by the entire drama, but your character especially hit me on a very personal level. I just wanted to let you know what a difference you've made in my life and that you are an incredible actress! I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

Your adoring fan,

Emily-ya! :D

GupseDecember 19, 2006 3:44 AM

Gong Hyo-Jin Shi, I was introduced to you through the drama series "Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy".

I had a lot of fun!

The stories and acting were quite good.

I hope you enjoyed yourself doing this as much as we the audience enjoyed it!

I am sorry, I do not know Hangul. Please bear with my English.

Thanks again, and am looking forward to seeing more of your work!