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“I don’t yearn for anyone’s life”… Jung Eun-chae shows her true value and potential through the drama “Anna”

Actress Jung Eun-chae presented a new appearance through Coupang Play’s series “Anna”.

Jung Eun-chae recently had an interview with Wikitree at a cafe in Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul and told various stories.

Anna” is a drama that centers around a woman who begins living a completely different life starting with her small lie. As of July 15th, “Anna”, which was released on the 24th of last month, has remained the most famous show on Coupang Play for 22 days. Jung Eun-chae played the role of Hyun-joo, a wealthy woman who enjoys her superior life without worries, and received favorable reviews from the viewers.

When asked if she realized her recent popularity, Jung Eun-chae said, “Where can I find that? I don’t look at reactions from online communities. I often ask my acquaintances or they will tell me first. I feel great since the viewers’ responses to this work were good.

Suzy, who also conducted an interview earlier, revealed that she had to suppress her normal energy while playing Yu-mi. On the other hand, Jung Eun-chae said she acted with higher tension than usual. He shared, “My tension is normally not that high, but I tried to raise it as much as I can. I don’t think it would look awkward. Each of us can raise or lower our tension to the extreme at various points”, adding, “In this regard, I think I was the opposite of Suzy”.

Playing a new character that is completely different from her previous role Kyung-hee, a gentle Korean Japanese woman in “Pachinko”, Jung Eun-chae shared, “The difference between Kyung-hee and Hyun-joo is really big and I think it could be a help to me. I’m still at the stage where I have to find out which clothes suit me well”. She explained, “I want to wear various clothes, get to know the side of myself that I haven’t figured out. I want to study and approach the viewers without making them feel bored with my appearance. That’s why I chose such a different character.

Regarding the responses on OTT platforms, such as Apple, Netflix and Coupang Play, the actress said, “It was really interesting to see feedback for my character from viewers in different countries. Overseas audiences also give feedback on Korean works and the emotions delivered through their stories”, adding “Compared to when ‘Pachinko’ was released, I got more Instagram followers during the time ‘Anna’ was broadcast. I don’t know how high it has gotten but the number went up every time I look at it”.

Hyun-joo is the person who tends to unintentionally hurt someone because of her personality and that she doesn’t care much about others. She threatened Yu-mi (Suzy), a former employee at her gallery, when she found out that Yu-mi had stolen her life. Jung Eun-chae said, “It was hard to understand Hyun-joo and her inconsiderate and selfish side. However, I tried to become the character during the filming”, adding, “I kept asking myself ‘How much can I accept the situation when someone steals my life?’”.

Unlike Yu-mi, who focuses on the life that she wants and yearns for the life of others, Hyun-joo is always confident. It is because of the wealth and honor she had ever since she was born. However, Jung Eun-chae’s job is different from the way she lives. She listens to numerous evaluations on her appearance and private issues and faces unfair rumors.

When asked, “Do you care about other people’s eyes when living in the entertainment industry?”, Jung Eun-chae smiled and said, “I’m doing a job that doesn’t allow me to be free from people’s assessments. It’s like destiny. It’s not a kind of arts that I do all by myself, so I have to receive evaluations and show what I have”, adding, “There are always positive and negative responses, so I think I should accept them all throughout my acting career. At some point, I feel thankful for that. Well, they give comments because they’re watching my performances.”

Making her debut in the 2010 movie “Haunters”, Jung Eun-chae has been building her filmography by starring in various films and dramas, such as “The King: Eternal Monarch”, “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning”, “Pachinko”, “The Fatal Encounter”, “The Table”, “The Great Battle”, etc. Through “Anna”, she has properly proved her true value and potential by expressing emotional lines that change every time in detail.

Jung Eun-chae, who has run nonstop even though she is already in the 12th year of her acting career, has never yearned for anyone’s life or wanted to take away something from others. She only expressed her desire to be able to show more of what she has in the future.

Coupang Play’s “Anna”, starring Jung Eun-chae, will release an extended version in August. 

Source: wikitree

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