The drama <The Red Sleeve> was loved by many and achieved high viewer ratings.
The royal romantic story could be so beautifully expressed, bringing about a new heyday for historical dramas, thanks to the directors’ efforts and passionate performances by the cast who thoroughly understood the atmosphere of the production.
In particular, Lee Se-young, who played Seong Deok-im, has received favorable reviews from film experts and viewers thanks to her passionate performance. The actress has shown her cute appearance and stable acting skills since she was a child actor, drawing expectations from many people.
With Lee Se-young‘s popularity, her child actress days have become a hot topic again. Her debut story is very interesting. Even before Lee Se-young was born, her mother said that she hoped that her daughter would be active in the entertainment industry. The reason was people would easily recognize her since her face appeared on TV, which would prevent her from being kidnapped.
Thanks to such deep thoughts (?) from her parents, Lee Se-young has appeared as a child actress in numerous works, starting with the SBS drama “The River of Brothers” in 1997, at the age of five. Afterwards, she challenged herself with her first historical role in the 2002 drama “My Love Patzzi” as the young version of Yang Song-i (Jang Na-ra), and in 2003, she played the young Choi Geum-young (Hong Ri-na), the rival of Dae Jang-geum (Lee Young-ae), in the national hit drama “Dae Jang-geum.”
A production of hers that attracted the attention of film industry officials was the 2004 film “Lovely Rivals,” starring Yeom Jeong-ah. In this movie, Lee Se-young played a bold elementary school student, making the audience aware of her presence in the entertainment world. The movie was about an unintended confrontation between a teacher (Yeom Jeong-ah) and her disciple, Ko Mi-nam, an elementary school student, over the new pretty-boy teacher (Lee Ji-hoon).
And in the movie “When I Turned Nine,” which was released in the same year, the actress played the main character Jang Woo-rim, drawing attention as a potential talent of the film industry. After filming two dramas in 2005, she had a two-year break for her studies.
Then, in 2007, Lee Se-young appeared as the main character of the independent film “The Wonder Years.” Unlike her cheerful and arrogant appearance in her previous works, she appeared as an introverted girl who was silent and unpretentious, expressing the pain of growing up and drawing favorable reviews from critics and audiences.
For Lee Se-young herself, this work has made a big difference in her acting career and is one of her favorite movies. In this film, she even made some ad-libs and did long-take acting, which is difficult for a child actress, and it is said that the scene where Su-ah kicks the ground in the long-take scene alone was her ad-libs, not the director’s request.
Since then, Lee Se-young once again focused on her studies for a long time. She continued to show her wonderful acting skills through an one-act drama in 2011. Hopefully she will continue to make big developments and grow into a great actress.