Kim Bo Ra Shares How She Prepared For Role As Idol Trainee In New Drama “Touch”
In the new Channel A drama, Kim Bo Ra plays a young woman named Han Soo Yeon who trained to be an idol for 10 years. After deciding to give up on that dream after she doesn’t make the cut on a survival show, her character is now aiming to be a makeup artist. She ends up becoming an assistant to a popular makeup artist named Cha Jung Hyuk (played by Joo Sang Wook) who recently found himself unemployed and in debt.
At a press conference for the show on January 3, Kim Bo Ra was asked if there were any girl groups she used as a reference while getting ready for her role.
“I dance to a MOMOLAND song in the drama, so I watched MOMOLAND videos a lot as a reference,” she said. She added with a laugh, “I was really not as good at dancing as I thought I’d be.”
“So I thought that I should at least look confident, so I tried to imitate idols’ expressions that make them look relaxed,” she explained.
The actress also talked about her character. “I think I’ll be able to show you a character who’s bouncy and overflowing with energy,” she said.
On the topic of how similar she is to her character, Kim Bo Ra said, “If I were to compare my real self and Han Soo Yeon, I think we’re really half and half.” She added, “I think our biggest similarity is that we say what we really want to say.”
“Touch” premiered on January 3.
Watch the first episode on Viki below!
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