Hwang Jung-eum on Thursday admitted she was originally worried about taking on the starring role in TV series "She Was Pretty".
"I was worried that viewers would switch off as soon as they saw my ugly face", she told reporters.
The series gathered growing momentum until it ended this week with top ratings.
With the show, she cemented her position as a leading actress. After "High Kick Through The Roof" in 2009, she intentionally avoided similar comic roles, largely appearing in serious dramas. But this time she rightly went back to romantic comedy, as she thought she could play the part well while enjoying herself.
Choi Si-won of boy band Super Junior also had a breakthrough part in "She Was Pretty", although he debuted as an actor in 2004.
"I'm not that different in real life from the funny character I played, so I felt comfortable in the part", he said.
Choi will start his compulsory military service on Thursday next week. "I've long thought a new chapter will open in my life as I reach my 30s. While serving as a soldier, I'll prepare for the second chapter", he said.
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