[HanCinema's News] Ahn Hee-yeon Talks About "Call It Love"

On April 13th, actress Ahn Hee-yeon participated in an interview about her recent work in "Call It Love" On Disney+. The romantic drama had ended the previous day, and had been especially popular in Indonesia, where it was the most popular program on Disney+ for the previous week. Ahn Hee-yeon played the second lead, an ex-girlfriend of the male lead played by Kim Young-kwang.


While Ahn Hee-yeon is best known for her work as a musician with EXID, in recent years she's been doing more acting work. The web drama "XX" was her first such project, followed up by other streaming only projects such as "You Raise Me Up" in 2021 and "Hit the Spot" in 2022. Ahn Hee-yeon was the lead in all of these projects. Ahn Hee-yeon claimed to not be much of a talker when she has a job to do, preferring to just do her work instead of discussing it.

Ahn Hee-yeon mentioned taking on "Hit the Spot" because an ex-boyfriend mentioned that she looked happy playing roles with similar personalities to herself. By comparison, Ahn Hee-yeon described her role in "Call It Love" as a challenge, that it made her scared, but decided to give it a try anyway. Ahn Hee-yeon thought that the job ended well, and that it was a big help to her. Subsequently, Ahn Hee-yeon thanked all involved for giving her the opportunity.

Ahn Hee-yeon was outclassed in fame and experience by leading actress Lee Sung-kyung, but stated that she was not intimidated as she saw acting as a solo endeavor. Additionally, Ahn Hee-yeon claimed that Lee Sung-kyung was encouraging, often asking if she was all right after a tough scene and helping to take care of her. Ahn Hee-yeon also gave much credit to the makeup and stylist for making her look convincing in a first love kind of role.

Ahn Hee-yeon also mentioned personal efforts made in this regard- a diet that had her five kilograms lighter compared to her current weight, and frequent beauty treatments for her skin at home. Ahn Hee-yeon mentioned that thanks to sisterly belief, she was able to succeed in this self-management. At present, Ahn Hee-yeon has no confirmed upcoming acting projects.

Written by William Schwartz


"Call It Love" is directed by Kim Ji-yeon-V, Lee Gwang-yeong, written by Kim Ga-eun-V, and features Kim Young-kwang, Lee Sung-kyung, Sung Joon, Ahn Hee-yeon, Kim Ye-won, Nam Gi-ae. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2023/02/22~Now airing, Wed 17:00 on Disney Plus.

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