Actress Chae Si-ra is taking on a challenging role in a TV series which recently started airing. Her efforts not to be afraid of looking ugly seemed to pay off as the drama was off to a good start with a favorable viewers' response.
In the KBS drama "Unkind Women", which features three women from different generations, she plays a housewife who leads a tough life after she was expelled from high school, had a baby at 19, and lost all her money in the stock market.
She even got an ugly perm to fit the part. Many of her fans are not accustomed to her funny and ugly looks and her husband is apparently one of them. "My husband even commented that he wants me to look less ugly", Chae said.
"It is one of the most challenging roles for me throughout my acting career, but this very dramatic character is quite appealing to me as I can portray many different sides of the character beyond my wildest imaginations", she added.
"When I was offered the role last November, I read the first four episodes in just a couple of hours, and I decided to take on this versatile character I hadn't tried before".
"As I get older, I feel I become more generous and easy-going, enough to try new things or embrace challenging projects without much reluctance", she said.
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