Lee Sung Kyung Talks About The Pressure Of Taking On Her First Leading Role In A Movie
“Girl Cops,” which tells the story of two female detectives working together to solve a digital sex crime, was Lee Sung Kyung’s first time playing a lead role in a movie. The actress said, “I don’t usually get nervous, but this time I was really nervous. I felt the weight of responsibility. When I greeted people on stage, I felt emotional. It was an honor just to have my face blown up so big on the movie theater screen. I’m grateful that I could achieve this dream, but also nervous. I respect my seniors, who are able to undergo this experience multiple times.”
When asked about why she chose “Girl Cops” as her next project, she said, “It fit my sense of humor. It’s not easy to make me laugh with the script alone, but this one did. I was also looking forward to seeing how Ra Mi Ran would tackle this script. I admired my character’s rough passion as well.”
She continued, “I wanted to click with [Ra Mi Ran] right away, but I didn’t know her very well at first. I was worried because of that, and nervous about how I could be a good partner without crossing a line as her junior. But she was very casual about that sort of thing and approached me first and made me feel comfortable. She is a very meticulous person.”
Ha Jung Woo and Sung Dong Il made cameo appearances in “Girl Cops.” Lee Sung Kyung said about Ha Jung Woo, “I was so happy to be able to support such an amazing senior. I am content even just being in one scene with him. On set, I was such a fangirl. It was an honor and I’m grateful.”
She added about Sung Dong Il, “He made a cameo appearance in ‘Wrestler’ too, and he said to me, ‘I appeared that time because of you and I’m appearing this time because of Ra Mi Ran. No matter how friendly a person is, it’s not easy to do something like that as a favor. He was so nice about it and I’m grateful. I have so much to learn from him. He’s a very warm person.”
Lee Sung Kyung concluded, “The seniors and the director made me feel comfortable right away. Because of that, I think that I need to pay this forward. I was so lucky and I want to make it possible for other people to experience that kind of ease and happiness.”
“Girl Cops” premiered in South Korea on May 9.