Nam Ji Hyun Says “Shopping King Louie” Gave Her The Confidence To Move Past Child Actor Image
Nam Ji Hyun got her start as a child actress in the 2004 drama “Say You Love Me.” In 2008 she played the future Queen Soheon as a child in “King Sejong the Great” and in the following year she played the young Princess Deokman in “Queen Seondeok.”
“I played the child version of many famous actresses, but I didn’t stay in contact with them,” she said. “At the time I didn’t have a cell phone, and it’s difficult for a child actor to meet up with an older colleague. It wasn’t that kind of relationship. I think that I synchronized best with Lee Yo Won in ‘Queen Seondeok.’ I met her on set and felt that we looked alike.”
About “Shopping King Louie,” she said, “I hope that this drama gave the public confidence that I could play adult roles. I hope I’ve established a good flow going into my 20’s. It was a good project to mark a beginning. Only time can tell how people might react to the drama in the future, but right now I think I would give my performance about 70 out of 100.”
Nam Ji Hyun concluded, “My family and I are planning to go to Japan on a trip at the end of the year. I don’t have any plans for next year yet, whether it’s a movie or drama or even going to school. I want to continue making new things, but that can lead to complicated, exciting, enjoyable, uncomfortable feelings.”
You can watch the first episode of “Shopping King Louie” below!