Song Ji Hyo Talks About Showing A Wider Scope Of Emotions Through The Film “Intruder,” Looking Forward To Her 40s, And More

In a recent interview with Yonhap News, actress Song Ji Hyo talked about her character in her new movie “Intruder,” which is set to premiere June 4.

In the film, Song Ji Hyo plays Yoo Jin, who, after going missing as a child, returns to her family 25 years later as a mysterious figure. Her older brother Seo Jin (played by Kim Moo Yeol), though having waited years for his sister’s return, is unable to quell his suspicions about her.

Talking about her character, Song Ji Hyo said, “I liked playing a character who takes the offensive.”

“This is my first time playing a more assertive character after becoming older. It felt different from when I was younger. I think I wanted to try more, because I felt that the scope of my abilities had grown.”

To Edaily, Song Ji Hyo said she enjoyed playing a character with an image different from hers in real life. “People can’t be happy and feel good all the time. I have my ups and downs too, and I experience a variety of emotions. With my character Yoo Jin, I put some emphasis on emotions that I haven’t shown much of. Viewers may be unfamiliar with the image, but it’s normal to me. I liked having the opportunity to show another side of myself.”

Talking about approaching her 40s, Song Ji Hyo, now 38 (40 by Korean reckoning), said, “It may be hard to believe, but until I was 20, my parents were very overprotective, and I was very sheltered. I had a lot of restrictions when I was a teen, so in my 20s, I was really busy trying out a lot of things. After my 20s and into my 30s, I gained a lot of experience, and now I have confidence no matter what I do. I think this is what they call experience, and because of that, I’m really looking forward to my 40s.” But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Song Ji Hyo joked, “Physically, it’s difficult. My back hurt a lot yesterday, and today it started raining.”

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