Chun Woo Hee Shares Thoughts On Taking On A Different Role Through “Melo Is My Nature”
In a recent interview following the end of “Melo Is My Nature,” Chun Woo Hee expressed her satisfaction for successfully challenging herself to take on a relatable role through JTBC’s “Melo Is My Nature” for the first time in her acting career.
Until now, Chun Woo Hee took on heavy roles that were rather difficult to portray. By playing Im Jin Joo in “Melo Is My Nature” and realistically portraying the life of a working woman in her 30s, Chun Woo Hee was able to gain sympathy from viewers and change her image to a more relatable one.
Chun Woo Hee said, “I’ve been buying trouble on my own. It wasn’t easy taking on such difficult roles, but I’ve also gained a lot from them.” She continued to explain, “A huge part of it is that those roles provide catharsis by letting me experience emotions that I don’t generally express in real life.”
She continued, “However, I can’t say that ‘Melo Is My Nature’ was easier than before just because it is a lighter genre. Acting is hard no matter what the role is.”
The actress added, “An actor chooses projects depending on how they are feeling and what they are interested in at the moment. Until now, I was drawn to unique roles that I had never heard of or seen before. However, I’ve recently been wanting to take on ordinary and realistic roles.” She further explained, “I coincidentally came across ‘Melo Is My Nature’ after ‘Vertigo.’ I liked that I could take on characters that are in the same age group as me, and it was interesting that the two characters have different attitudes even though they are both in their 30s and live in the same time period.” Vertigo is Chun Woo Hee’s latest film about an office worker who lives an uneasy life until she meets a special man.
Chun Woo Hee also stated that thanks to “Melo Is My Nature,” she will be able to continue to take on simpler and fun roles from now on.
She shared, “I was feeling mixed emotions prior to ‘Melo Is My Nature.’ I was excited because I had some expectations for myself about how I’d look if I loosened myself up while acting in a comedy, but I was also worried that viewers might dislike it because they feel as if [my new side] is out of place.”
The actress concluded, “However, once I started filming, I had a great time. The chemistry with other actors was great, and while filming happily, I think I was able to show everything I’ve wanted to express.”
“I personally feel satisfied because I was able to break off this layer as an actress. If I am to take on light roles [like Im Jin Joo] in the future, I think I will be able to do it without being afraid.”
If you haven’t already, start watching “Melo Is My Nature” below!