[Interview] Kim Ha Neul Says She’s Matured Yet Again through ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’
Kim Ha Neul talked about how she felt now that A Gentleman’s Dignity has come to a close, saying that with each piece she matures as an actress.
In A Gentleman’s Dignity, which aired its last episode on August 12, Kim Ha Neul appeared as Seo Yi Su, an ethics teacher who falls in love with Jang Dong Gun′s character. Thanks to their teamwork, the drama and its actors all became beloved household names.
With all beginnings, however, must come an end. After getting her viewers engaged in the story with her cute antics, the actress must now say goodbye to the piece.
In an interview with enews after the drama came to a close, Kim Ha Neul said, “I always feel this way after finishing a drama, but again this time I feel I’ve matured.”
Kim Ha Neul said, “I learned a lot as Oh Seung Ah in On Air also. When you continue to act in one role you get to learn a lot, and you try to find the good characteristics about yourself. As I acted as Seo Yi Su I found another set of charms inside myself, and I gained a lot as an actress.”
“No matter who the character is, when I wrap up a piece I mature,” she added. It meant that since she needs to practice and pour in her efforts to fit herself to the character, she could mature even more as an actress in the process.
Kim Ha Neul said, “Thankfully, my romantic comedies were received favorably. I believe it’s the result of my efforts to melt in with the character. Acting in romcoms is more difficult than I thought, but I continued to put myself in the character’s situation. I’m thankful everyone thinks so favorably of me.”
Kim Ha Neul plans to take a break in the meantime, as she has continued to star in pieces on end from the film Blind to You’re My Pet and A Gentleman’s Dignity.
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