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Han Ye-seul: "I Love My New Role"

2009/11/26 | 1385 views | Permalink | Source

Actress Han Ye-seul, 28, plays a cheerful and sweet woman in the new SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??" which is to premiere on December 2.

In her interview on November 25 at the Imperial Palace Hotel in southern Seoul, Han said she was worried about whether she would be able to portray such a vibrant and lovely character. But she added that she wanted to try her new role. "I thought a lot about how I would portray her, but one day I began to feel happy because of her. I fell in love with her upbeat personality".

Han's character, Ji-wan, falls in love with two men in succession. One of them is Kang-jin (played by Go Soo), a guy from her neighborhood who she has known from high school, and the other one is Tae-jun (played by Song Jong-ho), who she meets after she leaves her neighborhood following the death of her elder brother in an accident.

"Ji-wan falls in love with Kang-jin at first sight when she is still very young. But they have to part their ways. The void of her first love is filled by Tae-jun. But one day her first love shows up, throwing her into confusion".

So far, Han has played upbeat and comical characters. Her new character is also cheerful but she stands apart from her previous characters in that she goes through the experience of passionate love. To portray her, it takes more mature acting skills. "It was a big pressure for me but I also look forward to it. It's very fufilling to see my acting meet the director's expectations. As much as it's difficult, it also encourages me to achieve higher goals. Even if I fail to attain my goals, I learn a lot in the process. It makes me happy".

Ji-wan loves Tae-jun, but he fails to show up at their engagement ceremony because he has an emergency. He gives her a call and apologizes but instead of losing her heart, Ji-wan apologizes to her guests and says that she will hold a better engagement ceremony next time. At that moment, Tae-jun spends time with his ex-girlfriend Woo-jung (played by Sun-Woo Sun). "It's a very heartbreaking moment but Ji-wan tries to be positive about everything. She is upset, but she wants to trust Tae-jun and overcome her sadness. Because of her devotion to him, she ends up being hurt. The more I play this character, the more enamored I become with her", said Han.

The drama contains many crying scenes. "Acting in crying scenes is difficult but it's easy when the situation is really sad. The situation that Ji-wan is in is sad enough to make me cry. Viewers could find my portrayal of Ji-wan poor but I'm not going to fall into despair. I want to overcome that obstacle and rise back on my feet, just like Ji-wan", said Han.

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