by Seung-Jae Lee
Enters the Silver Screen At Last-
enjoys the height of her celebrity status through TV dramas such as All In
, "Sunshine", and "Full House
". Song had been rejecting plenty of proposals by movie producers until she finally chose "High Sea Warning" - "My Girl and I
" (director: Jeon Yoon-soo
) as her first project in film. It's her first motion picture after 10 years of career in TV. The movie is a remake of the Japanese film "Shouting love in the middle of the world (Sekai no chushin de, ai wo sakebu)". It is a romantic tale of teenagers' first love and their heartfelt breakup taking place on the seaside. Song gave an interview on December 6.
"High Sea Warning" - "My Girl and I
" is to open on December 22.
-You have luscious lips.
"My mom hated how my lips looked when I was a kid. She thought my lips looked like they belonged to 'Kunta Kinte.' She would make me go like this (pulls her lips in) during photo shoots, otherwise I looked cheap (laughs). Then I started doing a lot of makeup modeling, and they later told me the lipsticks I wore in my shows sold a lot.
People told me that my lips are pretty, and I started to believe them, and my mom doesn't say a word about my lips anymore".
-What made you decide to do a movie now, 10 years after your debut?
"I've gotten some good response from 'An autumn's tale' and received many screenplays. But I wasn't old enough to know what love felt like. I didn't want to mimic being in love when I didn't know what it's like. Now is the time".
-Did it have something to do with the relationship and the separation (with actor Lee Byung-heon) you've experienced recently?
"I learned what it's like to be in love and the pain it involved through the experience of a very big love. As painful and sad that experience was, I am now thankful that I had experienced it. Not many actors at my age get to have a memory of such feeling. So as an actor, it a good thing, but on a personal level, it hurts".
-How difficult is it to act for a movie compared to TV shows?
"My facial features are not so subtle. A little facial movement appears as though I am overreacting. I had to restrain my facial expressions and gestures".
-The director said you had "the look of first love".
"I don't know. Women like me more than men do. Most my fans are women".
-Because you are not coy.
"I am coy when I need to be, but usually I'm down to earth. Cha Tae-hyun asked me to become his sidekick (laugh).
-Are you evil at all?
"People tell me I should try a psychotic role. It could be surprisingly well-suiting. Like 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
.' I am not a calculating type, but nowadays I find myself always calculating my takes of things. I wasn't like that a few years ago. I am worried that I might be going bad.
Actress Would Rather be Mysterious Than Cute-
-Are you cute or pretty; stuck-up or sexy?
"People still think I'm cute. But I wish to hear people say that I am mysterious. 'She has a mysterious side,' this kind of feeling".
-A photographer once said, "She is not tall but exquisitely proportioned".
"That means I'm short but have rather long legs (laughs)".
-You've been coupled up with the top male stars in your shows.
is a warm-hearted actor. Won Bin
is shy, and I didn't get to know him too well, but he's a very nice guy. I like Won Bin
in 'Autumn Fairy Tale.' He only knows one woman and gives everything to that woman. Ryoo Seung-bum
is a talented actor, but he has too many colors, so it's hard to pinpoint his personality (laughs). Jung Ji-hun (singer Rain
) is a hard worker. Lee Byung-hun
is basically great in acting... a perfect actor?
-You will partner up with Cha Tae-hyun
in the movie; who has more to lose?
"(laughs) Tae-hyeon and I are alike in the way of letting our acting partners shine as we ourselves thrive".
-Do you kiss each other in the movie?
"Something in between a kiss and a peck on the lips (laughs)".
I was feeling my own "High Sea Warning" - "My Girl and I
" when it was time to end the interview.