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Silly or Serious, Kim Yunjin Reaches for Stardom

2005/10/20 Source

The influential U.S. entertainment magazine People calls her "Korea's Julia Roberts", becoming the latest American media outlet to make a beeline for Kim Yunjin's door because of her growing popularity in the ABC hit drama "Lost". People ran a wide-ranging interview with the Korean actress, who plays the mysterious Sun in the show.

As for being the Julia Roberts of Korea, the actress responded, "Oh, I don't know about that, but I like the comparison!" She told the magazine she did her first feature film, "Shiri", in 1999. "I played a North Korean spy who falls in love with her enemy. It was very popular all over Asia. (South Korea) was the only country where its own movie beat the record of Titanic".

When the interviewer from People asked, "Your character, Sun, and her husband, Jin, are so serious, but you and actor Daniel Dae Kim are so ?" Kim jumped in and answered, "Silly? Yes. We were at this photo shoot one time and I lifted up my skirt and Evie (Evangeline Lilly) was like, 'Yunjin, what are you doing? That's not you!' She just didn't expect me to do that".

When asked how Hawaii has been treating her, she answered, "It's luxurious. I've been learning how to golf. I also bought a condo and I'm spending my days off shopping for furniture". When asked about the reaction from the local Asian community, she said, "I know that in Koreatown in L.A., things practically shut down when the show is on because people want to tune in to see these two Koreans go at each other. I heard that people dressed up as Sun and Jin for Halloween last year, too".

"You're one of the few single cast members on the show. You must get a lot of guys hitting on you", the reporter asked. But no, she said. "People are very cautious about coming up to you, like you must be very busy or you must have tons of guys surrounding you. I would really like to make it official that it's not true! Please! God, do I have to make the first move? Maybe".

Now busy with her new movie "Diary of June", Kim is also busy filming the second season of "Lost" in Hawaii.

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