Joining us for the interview today is Shin Shi Ah, who appeared in the industry like a comet through “The Witch 2.”
Q: After graduating from high school, you entered Hanyang University’s Department of Theater and Film. Since when did you dream of becoming an actress?
A: When I was a freshman in high school, I watched the musical “Carmen” with my family. I was so happy and overwhelmed. I later went to see musicals and plays without my parents knowing because I wanted to continue to taste that feeling. I then thought I wanted to be a part of it. At that time, I just wanted to be a part of the sound and props team, rather than an actress. When I was a senior in high school, I persuaded my parents by making a portfolio of musical and theater reviews that I had organized so far. After that, I went to an acting academy and entered Hanyang University’s Department of Theater and Film.
Q: How did your audition for “The Witch 2” go?
A: During my first audition in July 2020, I was asked to show my free acting through an online meeting. During the second round, I went to the production office to audition with the script. Director Park Hoon Jung was there at the third audition. After I showcased my acting, the director asked me if there was anything else I wanted to do, so I said, “I’ll try dancing.” I liked director Park Chan Wook so much that I played the theme song of “Old Boy” on my cell phone and danced.
- It’s not that there’s no action even if there’s no strong action, and I should have been on the wire. Wire is not easy to balance even a veteran. When I come down, I have to set it up again, so I usually hang from the sky until the okay cut comes out.
▶ I was going to get action training, but the director said you don’t have to get training, so you just have to bounce your fingers. Still, I practiced a lot because I had to express my strength while restraining my movements. It was my first time riding a wire, but rather than being difficult and difficult, I was so responsible that I decided to do well. Rather than being scared, I just wanted to do well, so I can’t remember clearly.
Q: What was your thought when you first met Kim Da Mi on the set?
A: For the first time, the two beings in “The Witch” verse faced each other, so I wanted the audience to feel the tight thrill there. I felt like I shouldn’t lose.
Q: As a result, “The Witch 2” was a success, and actress Shin Shi Ah received a lot of good reviews. Do you have any comments that you remember the most?
A: Someone left a comment saying, “She doesn’t even say anything, is she riding this for free,” and I saw this reply saying, “It is harder to act with just your face without talking like that thou.” I liked it so much, so I pressed like.
Q: “The Witch 2” was released in June and you have yet to show your next work. You are filming a drama next year, and it might take about a year or longer to see your new work. Are you not afraid of being forgotten?
A: When I think of the fans who have loved and supported me after watching “The Witch 2,” I want to meet them as soon as possible. Still, my goal is to find myself now, what I’m good at and what I can do. Some may think I started later than others, and some may think I started early because I was the main character in my debut film. I think it’s all subjective. I’m just enjoying this moment and determined to go longer than fast.
Q: What are you most grateful for this year?
A: I’m so grateful to be able to talk about “The Witch 2” again at the end of such a wonderful year. I’m thankful for everything.
Source: Star News