I love funny females, but I also love gutsy women.
And risky dramatic roles and prominent costars are on the reg for female actor Go Ah Sung.
Who could forget her in “The Host“? The 2006 monster flick’s cast included Song Kang Ho, Bae Doo Na and Byun Hee Bong. Some pretty fierce costars for a debut feature, not to mention for someone not yet old enough for a driver’s license. The wunderkind even took home Best New Actress honors at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. She worked with the film’s director, Bong Joon Ho, again in 2013’s “Snowpiercer.”
Since then, she’s taken on roles in films and K-Dramas, from higher profile features to smaller, independent, and short films. She landed supporting roles in “The Happy Life” and “Radio Dayz.”
In 2009 you might have seen her in “A Brand New Life,” a film depicting children at an orphanage waiting to be adopted (starring Kim Sae Ron). The female actor played a disabled character in the feature by Ounie Lecomte. In “After The Banquet” she portrayed Mi Rae, a girl trying to find her father (a la “Mamma Mia”).
Go Ah Sung sparked more attention in “God Of Study,” the 2010 drama with an impressive young cast; the actor shared the screen with fellow up-and-comers Lee Hyun Woo (“The Technicians“) and Yoo Seung Ho (“I Miss You”). Not a bad place to be, this particular party.
In last year’s “Thread of Lies,” the thesp played Man Ji, a girl investigating her sister’s suicide. The dramatic feature starred Kim Hee Ae (“Secret Love Affair“), Kim Yoo Jung (“Secret Door“), and Kim Hyang Gi (“A Werewolf Boy“).
The young female actor is making quite a name for herself. Go seems to be doing well in that sometimes shaky transition between child star to adult, joining the club with Lee Hyun Woo and Kim Yoo Jung. She’s not even afraid to jump into the Han River once or twice.