Upon announcement of her casting, Hyeri faced doubts about her abilities take on a lead role, but she overcame them with determination and hustle, impressing viewers with her acting ability and full immersion into her character, Duk Sun.
“I wasn’t someone who started in acting. It’s true that I am very lacking. I of course put in a lot of effort, but I don’t think that accounted for everything. I spend three to four months getting close to my character, and that’s how I created Duk Sun. It’s only now that I feel like I’ve learned a little bit of acting,” Hyeri reflects.
She also emphasizes that the success of the drama was a team effort. “I thought it was going to be difficult, but my seniors really took care of me. I learned a lot, not only as an actress but as a human being. I learned how important and what a huge blessing it is to work with good people in a pleasant environment.”
However, far from being high off the tails of her acting success in “Reply 1988,” Hyeri is measured and collected.
“I don’t want to get ambitious,” she says. “I want to move forward one step at a time. I’m not going to reject a role just because it’s not a lead. If it’s a role that fits me, I want to do it, even if it’s a small role. Instead of trying to do something I can’t handle, I want to enjoy acting.”
Are you looking forward to Hyeri’s next acting project? What would you like to see her do next?