Jeong Ji So Talks About Starring In “The Cursed,” Shares Reaction To “Parasite” Winning At The Oscars

Actress Jeong Ji So from tvN’s new supernatural thriller “The Cursed” talked about the new drama as well as her reaction to “Parasite” receiving four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Jeong Ji So, who appeared as Jo Yeo Jeong‘s daughter Park Da Hye in “Parasite,” wasn’t able to attend the Academy Awards due to a conflicting schedule for the premiere of “The Cursed.” She said, “We cheered each other on and congratulated each other from afar. I watched the award show live, and I was so happy I cried. It made me think I should carry through the remaining filming for ‘The Cursed’ with even more energy.”

In “The Cursed,” Jeong Ji So plays So Jin, a girl who has the ability to curse someone with death using the characters of their name, a picture, and a personal belonging. She, alongside Im Jin Hee (played by Uhm Ji Won), a reporter with a strong drive for justice, stands to fight against an immense evil hidden behind a major IT company.

Jeong Ji So said, “After the broadcast for the first episode ended, my friends sent me a lot of messages of support, saying they were tense and holding their breath throughout the first episode.” She added, “The character is different from any I’ve played before, and receiving so much unexpected love for the role, I’m determined to work even harder.”

Thanking her senior actors, she said, “I prepared for a long time, and I had a lot of concern and nerves before the premiere, but seeing it alongside senior actors like Uhm Ji Won and Jo Min Soo as well as the staff, who cheered and kept the atmosphere bright, I had a lot of fun.”

Filming for the drama is already about 90 percent complete, and the actress said that the actors on set are like a family. “Uhm Ji Won, Sung Dong Il, and Jo Min Soo all create such a comfortable environment that I’m able to really focus on my character. Just as my character is completely different than that of my character in ‘Parasite,’ I’ll work hard to show viewers many different sides of So Jin.”

tvN’s “The Cursed” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. KST.

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