Published on October 1st, 2016 | by dinoseoul0
No such thing as ‘too young’ for Kim So Hyun
Child star Kim So Hyun displays a maturity beyond her years. The slender, eloquent 17-year-old was the epitome of poise and class at the press conference for her first meet and greet event in Singapore.
Fresh from her latest tvN drama Bring it On, Ghost, where she plays the spunky Hyun Ji, So Hyun gamely shared her experiences from her first leading role.
Spiritual encounters? No thanks!
Despite playing a brave ghost who was co-star Ok Taecyeon‘s (of 2PM) sidekick, So Hyun expressed that if she ever had to face a ghost herself, she would most likely faint! However, she did recall an incident on set where the drama staff heard a strange, low humming voice through their headphones. Pretty spooky!
On filming a kiss scene for the first time
In Bring it On, Ghost, Kim So Hyun’s character, Hyun Ji, constantly pursues Taecyeon’s character, Bong Pal, as she believes that by kissing him she is able to find out the truth about her past. But did you know that the kiss marked So Hyun’s first time filming one?
Yet, the young starlet showed no hint of shyness at all. She explained that due to the nature of the kiss—not based on romance—it was not hard to film at all. If she had to point out something challenging for her though, it would be how she had to try channeling aegyo (the act of being cute in Korean), which she feels is not her strength!
She also mentioned that filming with Taecyeon made every scene enjoyable, as the idol-turned-actor was extremely cheerful and brought good energy to the set!
A star on the rise
So Hyun is, without a doubt, completely dedicated to her craft. When questioned on whether she has ever considered alternative career paths such as being in K-pop, she confirmed that acting is her lifelong ambition. Considering she made her debut at the tender age of just 7, we think she’s definitely living her dream well!
She also expressed her desire at possibly working with Yoo Seung Ho, again in the future. The pair were in the 2012 drama Missing You together. As for what kind of drama she would like to act in in the future? So Hyun said she would like to try her hand at a romantic comedy—and says 20 years old would be the perfect age to do so as she would be considered a full-fledged adult in Korea!
Be sure to catch Bring it On, Ghost and more of Kim So Hyun’s dramas on Viu!