Jang Nara Loves Being an Actress
What would it feel like to live as an actress? Your every move is scrutinized by the public, and sometimes a comment you nonchalantly tossed out in passing is ripped apart by the public.
Actresses may look fancy on the outside, but they must first endure their share of hardships before they can enjoy their fruit.
Jang Nara, who is currently busy in both Korea and China, could have felt at one point that being an actress was burdensome. Right when it seemed she couldn’t be found anywhere in Korea, she crossed over to China and sparked a great Korean wave in China. But her success wasn’t received entirely well by everyone. Some sneered and said that she ‘went to China because she wasn’t popular anymore in Korea.′
The sharp comments probably weren′t easy to digest, especially for an actress who′d been nationally loved, but in a recent interview with enews, Jang Nara said, “No matter what you do, there are always good things and bad things. I think it’s because I’ve gotten used to it, but I like my life as an actress and singer.”
Jang Nara then smiled and said, “The public is cold toward celebrities and some say that it’s a short-lived career, but all jobs are like that. Now that I’m trying to live with a positive mindset, I feel more happiness than pain.”
She is full of her own brand of ‘happy virus’, but of course she says that sometimes she doesn’t think of her career that kindly.
“Because I’ve settled down as a comfortable and friendly celebrity, I sometimes envy the explosively popular hallyu stars,” she said. “They say I’m really popular in China, but I’m no different from the other Chinese celebrities there. I was fortunate to have many people like me, but I still feel envious of those explosive hallyu stars.”
Although Jang Nara may view the grass as greener on the other side, her status in China is almost more laudable, considering that there′s no way she can be considered one of those ′hit-and-run celebs′ who get in, earn as much as they can, and get out.
Her new piece, Unruly Qiao, is receiving hot responses following the success of the drama’s predecessor, My Bratty Princess, proving that Jang is a legitimate star in China and not just another flash in the pan.
Jang says that she plans to release an album in China soon, and said, “These days I love my work. If I have the chance, I want to meet my fans through various works regardless of place, Korea or China.”
Jang is currently preparing her Chinese album, and is considering what piece to choose in Korea after her last piece, KBS2’s Baby-Faced Beauty.
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