“The World Of The Married” Star Han So Hee Talks About Her Character + Looking Up To Co-Star Kim Hee Ae
In a recent interview and pictorial for Grazia magazine, Han So Hee shared her thoughts on her character in the hit drama “The World of the Married.”
Less than a month into its run, “The World of the Married” has already made JTBC history more than once. The drama set a new record right out of the gate for the highest viewership ratings achieved by any JTBC drama premiere, and it recently went on to achieve the second-highest ratings in JTBC drama history. (It is currently second only to the smash hit “SKY Castle.”)
Although leading lady Kim Hee Ae was already one of the most famous actresses in Korea, the drama’s immense popularity has skyrocketed relative newcomer Han So Hee—who plays the role of Yeo Da Kyung—to fame.
When asked to describe her personality, Han So Hee chose to compare herself to her character in the drama. “Da Kyung is somewhat aloof and reserved, but I’m more easygoing and laid-back than she is,” she shared. “I enjoy talking to people, and I’m the type who quickly makes friends with people I don’t know that well.”
She continued, “Also, Da Kyung is the emotional type, and compared to her, I’m more able to think rationally when making decisions. I’m not the type to behave rashly.”
In response to a question about what kinds of roles she hopes to take on in the future, Han So Hee mentioned that she considered her co-star Kim Hee Ae a role model.
“After seeing Kim Hee Ae’s past projects, and watching her acting in [‘The World of the Married’] from up close, I found myself thinking, ‘I want to be like that actress,'” she recalled.
“For the most part, the roles Kim Hee Ae has played are women who stand at the center of the plot and lead the story,” she went on to explain. “I, too, want to play those kinds of strong characters.”