3 Things That Are True & False Regarding Yoon Eun Hye
Movie 'My Black Mini Dress' Opens On 24th
Yoon Eun Hye, who has a movie 'My Black Mini Dress' set to open in theaters on 24th, seemed to have much to say. In an almost like a machine gun fashion, she expressed her feelings in regards to the public's perception of her. It's been 12 years since she began her entertainment career as the youngest member of a girl group, Baby V.O.X, and there were reasons why she has tirelessly sprinted through the ever changing world of the show business. [Reporter Jo Sung Joon, Metro Seoul]
▶ 1st Curiosity, too selective over projects?
She appeared after 2 years of absence since 'My Fair Lady.' As for movie, it's been 5 years since she filmed 'Escaping Charisma' in 2006. Aside for 'Goong' which was filmed in the same year, and 'Vineyard Man' filmed soon after, she's filmed at most one project per year. This was enough for some people to say that Yoon Eun Hye was being over cautious in picking her projects.
But Yoon Eun Hye cautiously stated, "It's little difficult to understand that perception of being too picky." What Yoon Eun Hye was saying was that just as other actors face similar situations, a year goes by fast when you are searching for the next project after completing one. Then why is this issue focused on Yoon Eun Hye more than for others?
"I guess it seems like I'm the only one taking breaks. But I actually look at all the drama and movie scenarios, even cameo appearances and supporting actress roles, to see if there's a role I want to play. I'm always looking for more interesting, meaningful and mature characters to play. I'd like to understand this as the public's way of saying that they'd like to see my face more often on TV. I'm actually a very busy person, without a day of rest, haha."
▶ 2nd Curiosity, Yoon Eun Hye is a workaholic?
"It's not as if I'm floundering because I fall deeply into work, but it's somewhat similar to that. I get little nervous if I'm having too much free time. I had spent a month in New York last spring, spending time with a friend. This was the most time I've had off since entering the entertainment business. It was okay at first, but when I got to about the 3rd week, I felt as if I had to do something. I was thinking all the time that I had to return to Seoul and do some work."
She says that such things are the reasons why people think of her as a perfectionist. It was when she was preparing for a brand with her name on for a clothing company, when she would be seen around the markets doing research on designs and cloth materials. No one had asked her to do that. "When Kan Mi Youn, who grew up with me in Baby V.O.X, was getting ready for a new album, I told her that I'd do the jacket style for her. As I experienced the details of the entire process, it was very delightful. Perhaps it's because I am interested in diverse things, but there are times I get tired from it."
▶ 3rd Curiosity, new generation of kids who doesn't know their place and know how to respect the seniors?
She strongly claims that this is a misunderstanding. She says that this perception has come from playing such characters often in dramas and a movie. She has trouble even looking at a mirror in front of senior actors. She's even careful not to stand in front of seniors, blocking their view, when she is monitoring scenes at the filming site. During the ending party of 'My Fair Lady', a senior actress who's worked with her in 'MFL' would give her a big hug while crying and say "I have never met someone like you before."
"It's not that I'm being like this to look nice, it's just that I've been used to this since I was little. There are times when my managers would get annoyed because of me. That's because when I'm with senior actors, they have to take care of them as well. I give my manager looks if they don't do that. I'm very difficult to work with (laughing)"
Could that be the reason? She envies today's stars who has the ability to say what's in their mind while respecting their seniors. In particular, she has high praises for today's stars who can sing and act.
"It's almost scary that there's nothing they can't do. I was lacking so much that I wasn't able to talk about being a singer, even after I became a full time actor. It's scary to see someone like IU who has the preparation and talents to be able to sing different genre of music in diverse tones."
[Source: Metro Seoul, Korea]