Actress Gong Seung-yeon recently won Best New Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Award for her role in “Aloners”, raising high expectations for her next work.
One of the most awaited categories of the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards was the Best New Actress, in which promising rookie actresses competed with each other. Surpassing other nominees, such as “The Day I Died: Unclosed Case” Noh Jeong-eui, “Snowball” Bang Min-ah, “Young Adult Matters” Lee Yoo-mi (“Squid Game”) and “More Than Family” Jung Soo-jung, Gong Seung-yeon eventually became the winner of Best New Actress with her role in movie “Aloners”.
Although Gong Seung-yeon is well-known to the public as the real sister of TWICE Jeongyeon, she also proved herself as a rising actor who is growing day by day with good acting.
“Aloners”, which honored Gong Seung-yeon with the Best New Actress award, is a movie that empathizes with the loneliness of modern people living alone and tells the story of the small stir that happens when Jina, an office worker who always feels comfortable to be alone, discovering the unexpected death of the guy next door, whom she often talks to on her way home.
Gong Seung-yeon played Jina in this film and expressed the emotions of lonely modern people in a sympathetic way. Getting recognized by critics, she was awarded the Best New Actress at the 41st Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. In addition, she also won Best Actor at the Jeonju International Film Festival and the Best New Actress at this year’s Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Emerging herself as a rising star in the Korean film industry, but interestingly, Gong Seung-yeon didn’t intend to become an actor at first. Gong Seung-yeon was cast by an SM official at a gayageum competition when she was an elementary school student then became a trainee at SM Entertainment.
In 2005, she won 1st place in the Best Appearance at the 9th SM Best Youth Contest. Known as the prettiest trainee, she was famous among SM trainees fans at that time. Many expected her to be in a SM girl group, but she failed to debut despite spending 10 years of training. After that, Gong Seung-yeon made her first acting debut in the 2012 drama “I Love Lee Taly” produced by SM. Through this work, she changes her career path from being an idol to an actor. She left SM, took acting classes, and started her new life from the beginning.
Gong Seung-yeon has accumulated an impressive filmography by appearing in various dramas and series, such as “Heard It Through the Grapevine”, Six Flying Dragons”, “The Master of Revenge”, etc. Now that she has expanded her scope to the main cast, Gong Seung-yeon is planning to appear as the main character Dansol in tvN’s drama “Bulgasal”, which is about to air this year-end.
Showing improvements through this year’s independent film “Aloners, she is set to release a new film called “Handsome Guys”. “Handsome Guys” is a comedy movie about the process of things getting entangled when legends related to the village wakes up when two so-called “handsome guys”, who have the first impression that is hard to forget, move to a gloomy mountainous cabin.
Gong Seung-yeon will play Mina, and work together with veteran actors, such as Lee Sung-min, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Kyu-hyung, Park Ji-hwan, etc. Attention is focused on what she will show through her first commercial film playing a main character role.