On March 29, Song Ji Hyo sat down for an interview with fnStar about her upcoming film “Wind, Wind, Wind” (literal title), and also talked about her career.
She began by saying, “I never thought that this is my screen comeback after a long time, so those words are very unfamiliar to me.”
She explained, “I’ve always thought that films or dramas were all pieces of work. So it’s alright when people say it’s been a while since I’ve done a piece of work, but when people say it’s been a while since I did a film, it feels unfamiliar. But it is true that there was a bit of a gap between my last piece of work until now, and so it’s been a while since I’ve acted.”
The actress shared, “Since my debut, I haven’t been in many works. It’s not that I didn’t want to, but that I couldn’t. There weren’t many opportunities. If I filmed a horror movie, I’d only get offers for horror-related work. I kept getting the same types of scripts, so there weren’t a lot of opportunities.”
Song Ji Hyo commented, “I’m not the type where if I do a genre one time I’ll do the same genre again next time. Because I try to always do new things, there haven’t been a lot of opportunities. There’s also the fact that I don’t get a lot of scenarios or scripts.” She laughed as she said, “That’s not a joke, it’s how it is.”
The actress then talked about how she chooses her next projects. Despite people thinking she may be choosy when picking scripts, she explained that this has not been the case. Because there aren’t a lot of scripts to choose from, she explained that if there is something new that’s something she hasn’t done before, she’s ended up doing it. She commented, “I think that’s why I haven’t been in a lot of works.”
Song Ji Hyo then talked about how the lack of work affected her mentally. She shared, “It would be a lie to say that I don’t have worries, I do. When I was still a new actress, I would lament, ‘Why don’t I have a lot of dramas or films? Why can’t I be in pieces of work?’ I would have regrets and worry.”
“As this continued, I couldn’t overcome the pressure, and I felt that I was the one hurting myself,” she said. “It wasn’t others, but rather my own self that was being cruel to myself.” She added, “So I tried to think differently by going traveling and getting new hobbies. Now, since it’s been a while since I’ve promoted and I’m getting older, that time has passed and I think I’ve become more free.”