Bae Doo Na Talks of How She Lost Her Toenail in Shoot for ‘Korea’
Bae Doo Na talked about the difficulties she had to pull through for the film Korea.
The actress appeared on the Actresses section of the May 2 broadcast of MBC FM4U’s Jung Yeop’s Blue Night, and said, “My toenail fell off because I was practicing table tennis four to five hours a day while jumping up and down the entire time. I showed it to coach Hyun Jung Hwa, and she said, ‘I don’t have any toenails. This is nothing; carry on’, so I just put a band aid on it and practiced again.”
She also showed her attachment to the table tennis player Lee Bun Hui, whose role she took on in Korea. “I really wanted to meet Lee Bun Hui so much while I was shooting. I had a lot to say to her if I could just meet her for 30 minutes, and I wanted to ask her whether I’m doing okay,” she said in tears.
Bae Doo Na also touched on her Hollywood debut piece, Cloud Atlas, which was directed by the Wachowski Brothers. “I always went alone to the meetings, script readings and shoots in Germany. I feel supported if I have my manager or stylist look after me, but I feel like I’m slacking off. I like being alone because then I have to be fierce. I can concentrate solely on my character and stop acting like an actress after I learn and experience everything in person.”
Actresses is the most popular section in Jung Yeop’s Blue Night, and invites top actresses to open up about themselves. Kim Jung Eun, Song Hye Gyo, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Sun Ah, Han Ga In, Go Ara and Kim Ok Bin have all appeared in the show.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan