Kim Yoo Jung and Jung So Min “Theater debut, long-cherished dream” (Shakespeare in Love)
Actresses Kim Yoo Jung and Jung So Min expressed their feelings about performing on stage.
On the afternoon of Feb 7th, the press conference for the play “Shakespeare in Love” was held at CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. Producer Song Han Saem, actors Jung Moon Sung, Lee Sang Yi, Kim Sung Cheol, Jung So Min, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Yoo Jung, Song Young Gyu and Lim Cheol Hyung attended the event to talk about the work.
“Shakespeare in Love” is based on the 1998 film of the same name. It depicts a fictional love affair involving playwright William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps while Shakespeare was writing Romeo and Juliet. Several characters are based on historical figures, and many of the characters, lines and plot devices allude to Shakespeare’s plays.
Jung Moon Sung, Lee Sang Yi and Kim Sung Cheol were cast for the role of William Shakespeare, while Jung So Min, Chae Soo Bin and Kim Yoo Jung were cast for the role of Viola de Lesseps. Song Young Gyu and Lim Cheol Hyung play the role of Fennyman. In particular, Jung So Min and Kim Yoo Jung made their theater debut as the heroine Viola, drawing attention.
Kim Yoo Jung said, “First of all, I had a great desire to do a play. Play was like a dream to me, and at the same time, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to meet the audience on such a big stage.”
Kim Yoo Jung added, “I liked the adaptation of the work into a play, so I thought a lot about my appearance as Viola and tried hard to show you a good performance. I’m proud that the audience liked it, and I was healed a lot because all the actors were good. It’s my first time doing a play, so everything is new and enjoyable during the practice period. It’s been about 3 weeks since I’ve been on stage, and I’m having fun with the actors and staff. Please come to see us.”
Jung So Min expressed her gratitude, “Theater stage was a dream for me, too. I’m happy to achieve my long-cherished dream through this work. I’m receiving so much energy from each rehearsal, each performance. I’m having an exciting and enjoyable experience that I haven’t experienced since my debut. I’m getting a lot of help from the actors as well.”
“Shakespeare in Love” will be performed at CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center until March 26th.