“The Red Sleeve” Lee Se-young debuted at 6 years old because her parents were afraid she would be kidnapped 

Lee Se-young revealed the reason for her debut on “Radio Star.”

On February 3rd, MBC’s show “Radio Star” was broadcast as a special episode called “Let’s Go to Our Palace” following last week, featuring Lee Joon-ho, Lee Se-young, Jang Hye-jin, Oh Dae-hwan, Kang Hoon and Lee Min-ji.

In this episode, Lee Se-young said she set a picture of her co-star as her phone wallpaper to immerse herself in acting.

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Lee Se-young set Junho’s face in “The Red Sleeve” as her phone’s wallpaper. “I did it for the first time when I was working on “The Crowned Clown,” the actress explained, “At that time, it was Yeo Jin-gu. We became a couple and had a desperate love in the drama, so I set him as my phone’s background screen at that time.”

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The actress then said, “Junho oppa was also asked in an interview if he had any picture set as his wallpaper. Junho oppa said he would do it later, since he didn’t like me in the drama yet. When asked, “Did you do it now?” he said he was too shy to set the photo, so he asked me to sign a Polaroid picture taken at the press conference, and used it as a background screen.”

In addition, Lee Se-young also revealed the special reason for her debut as an actress.

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Lee Se-young said, “I debuted when I was six years old. At that time, there were many kidnapping cases. I started acting because my parents thought it would be advantageous to kidnap me or the witness would recognize me better if my face became more known. Somehow, I ended up doing it as a job.”

She also mentioned the moment she had fun acting and chose acting as her career.

“I appeared in MBC’s Chuseok special drama ‘Kitchen Degi’ around the age of 10 and 11. In the drama, my mom told me to run an errand to buy alcohol, but I didn’t run the errand, took a sip, and kept drinking, and eventually got drunk. I thought acting was fun because it felt real. I think I got the passion and fun for acting for the first time,” she confessed.

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After that, the scene of Lee Se-young drinking alcohol in “Kitchen Degi” was revealed. The actress showed young but realistic acting. She also surprised people by mentioning that “the older sister’s role is played by Park Eun-bin.”

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The actress also shared that there was something she cared about when choosing a role as a child.

Lee Se-young said, “People usually say, ‘Oh my, who is this younger version of someone?’ when they meet a child actor. I didn’t want to act as a young version of someone. I wanted to play the role of a child from the beginning, not someone’s childhood. That’s why I had few opportunities,” expressing her clear conviction since childhood.

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