This actress thought she wouldn’t be able to play scary roles because of her cute appearance

Actress Lee Jung Eun was worried that her cute face would interfere with her acting. Let’s take a look at her career as a scene stealer, her relationship with director Bong Joon Ho, and her upcoming film!

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tvN drama “Mr. Sunshine”

What scene stealer actress Lee Jung Eun said about her appearance is attracting people’s attention. She confessed that she was worried about whether people could feel the plot twist and thrill of the movie with her cute appearance while playing the housekeeper in her signature film “Parasite.”

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KBS’ “Table Talk: The Joy of Conversation”

On a variety show, Lee Jung Eun said, “My face is more on the cute side. That’s why I’m worried that as an actor, people won’t laugh or feel scared when they see me,” she said, drawing laughter.

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MBC’s “Hangout With Yoo”

Lee Jung Eun, who has a cute appearance paired with strong acting, has built her acting skills through several plays since her debut in 1991 with the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

In particular, she won the first Young Theater Award for her role in the Korean creative musical “Laundry”. Recognized in the musical world, she started appearing on the TV screen with MBC’s “The Queen’s Classroom” in 2013. Since then, she has appeared in various dramas regardless of supporting and minor roles, showing her stable acting skills.

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Her relationship with director Bong Joon Ho, who made her a star, began with the movie “Mother” in 2009. Although she only appeared as a minor role, she was praised by director Bong Joon Ho for her attractive voice.

After that, director Bong Joon Ho has invited Lee Jung Eun to play the voice of the main character Okja, a super pig, in the 2017 Netflix film “Okja.” Lee confessed that she spent all day watching pig documentaries to make the perfect pig sound for this movie.

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Movie “Parasite”

Director Bong Joon Ho, enticed by Lee Jung Eun’s passion and skills, reportedly praised her as “a magician and master of voice.” She was eventually cast in Bong Joon Ho’s film “Parasite,” which is their 3rd work together.

In “Parasite,” Lee Jung Eun played Moon Kwang, the housekeeper for CEO Park’s family. She received favorable reviews for her performance, leaving a strong impression that reversed the movie’s atmosphere. She also won the 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress thanks to her role in the worldwide hit “Parasite.”

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tvN drama “Our Blues”

After “Parasite”, she continued her path as a scene stealer in dramas “Mr. Sunshine”, “The Light in Your Eyes” and “When the Camellia Blooms”.

In JTBC’s drama “Law School”, she played Kim Eun Sook, a judge-turned-professor who teaches civil law. In tvN’s drama “Our Blues“, she appeared as Jeong Eun Hee, the owner of a fish store who has bubbly charms.

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tvN drama “Missing 2”

Lee Jung Eun is showing the potential of an actress that can pull off completely different characters with her own color. She will soon return to viewers through tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Missing: The Other Side 2”, which will air in December 2022.

Lee Jung Eun is expected to exude her affectionate aunt-next-door charm by playing Kang Eun Sil, a resident of a mysterious village where spirits live. It is expected that she will play an active role as a scene-stealer actress, captivating viewers’ eyes and hearts again this time.

Source: News Ade

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