Recently, actress Park Shin Hye completed a stunning photoshoot for Marie Claire magazine and also sat down for an interview, through which she discussed the challenges that come with being an actress.
During the interview, she was asked what her criteria is for choosing new projects and roles. She answered, “I am drawn to characters that have qualities that I don’t have; the ones that I want to be like. And, although this is very biased, I also choose characters that I feel are really needed in the world. I don’t always mean to play characters with a strong and sometimes overpowering moral compass, but, in retrospect, I realize I played a lot of these types of roles.”
Following this, the interviewer asked Park Shin Hye, “Many actors say that it takes a long time to get out of character and that, after a project ends, they feel empty. Do you feel this way, too?” Park Shin Hye responded, “There are times when it’s really hard to get out of character. I’ve definitely had these experiences.”
She also revealed something a bit shocking to think about. “When I prepare for a role, I am so busy all the time. I have to exercise, practice my lines, and think about how I am going to present myself. When the project ends, I look back on it and I feel like Park Shin Hye has been gone from the world for three to five months during the year. Even though I am at home, which is a place I am used to, I feel really different. While filming, I spend a lot of time on sets and it’s always hectic there, so when I’m by myself, I do feel lonely and empty. Personally, it takes me a long time to feel normal because even exercising, which is a part of my daily routine, feels really awkward.”