Last month, Uee successfully finished the MBC weekend drama “Golden Rainbow,” where she showed her talents not as After School’s Uee, but the actress, Uee. Recently, Uee had an interview with Daily Sports on the drama and her career with After School.
-I DON’T THINK WE’VE SEEN YOU TAKE A BREAK, GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN ACTING AND PERFORMING WITH AFTER SCHOOL.
“I don’t think I’ve ever taken a proper break. After School’s next album is going to come out this year, but until then, I plan on taking some time off. Luckily, my acting and singing schedules have never overlapped. If they had, I think it would have been really hard. Seeing idols nowadays who do both album promotions and acting at the same time, it’s impressive.”
-GIRL GROUPS HAVE BEEN AT WAR WITH SEXY CONCEPTS LATELY. WASN’T AFTER SCHOOL ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SEXY GIRL GROUPS?
“After School has a different vibe than the sexy girl groups nowadays. After School emphasizes both the sexy and powerful aspect of performances. Moreover, we can’t do overtly sensual choreography like some of the other girl groups. If we do it, they say it’s too dirty. (laughs) We could wear the same tank top and shorts, but the other girl group would pass the review, and we wouldn’t. Honestly, it’s a little bit unfair.”
-YOU SEEM TO HAVE A LOT MORE AMBITION WITH ACTING RATHER THAN SINGING.
“Before, I used to want to perform more than act, but now my ambition for acting has grown so much more. Whenever I think that, I feel that the time is coming for me to graduate from After School. Not that I should immediately, but that eventually, I should pass on my position to my juniors. If I do end up graduating from After School, I would probably focus on acting.”
-DO YOU WANT TO ACT IN MOVIES?
“Why wouldn’t I? I’ve gotten a lot of movie scenarios. But, because the roles were a bit too much for me to handle, I turned them down. Movies and dramas are in different domains. I have no desire to start off in a main role, nor do I feel confident enough to do so. I want to take it slowly, step-by-step, with cameos and supporting roles.”
Who watched “Golden Rainbow?” What did you think of Uee’s acting?