Actress Park So Dam shares the story behind her acting career during the August 27 “The Medici 2016” event at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
She says, “When I was in high school, I went to see the musical ‘Grease’ and thought the artists looked so happy, singing and sweating as they ran around the stage. That’s when I decided what I wanted to do. I thought, ‘I want a life as fun and happy as theirs,’ and began dreaming of acting.”
Park So Dam recounts her difficult journey to becoming an actress and shares, “When I was starting out, for two and a half years I went to nearly every audition a rookie actor could go to. In almost a month I auditioned for 17 projects. I was rejected every time, so that really brought me down. I was pondering a lot on what it was that I was good at, so instead of choosing my projects, I often ended up doing things here and there.”
When asked by the audience who her role model is, the actress responds, “It’s Kim Hye Soo sunbae. I have tremendous respect for her. I think it’s so cool that her acting experience covers such a wide spectrum, and I want to be like that.”
Finally, she shares her thoughts on the event’s slogan, “Nothing is true,” and says, “Truth for me is enjoying whatever I do. My goal and purpose is to live an enjoyable life. I’m always enjoying what I do because if I’m not having fun, viewers won’t either.”
“The Medici 2016,” named after the prominent Medici family of the Italian Renaissance, is a culture and arts program where experts and beginners of various fields gather and share their insights with one another to allow a new Renaissance to flourish.
With the slogan of “Nothing is true,” this year’s event featured a wide range of artists and creators, including actress Park So Dam, who came to talk about their crafts.