Singer and actress Uhm Jung Hwa revealed her thoughts on the first broadcast of her recently-concluded drama, “Doctor Cha”.
During this episode, Yoo Jae Suk congratulated Uhm Jung Hwa on the success of “Doctor Cha”. Hearing this, the singer-actress confessed, “I feel like, ‘What’s going on? This day has come.’ I’m so happy and grateful that you love ‘Doctor Cha’ so much.”
Then, Yoo Jae Suk asked, “Do you feel that there are similarities between the character Cha Jung Sook and the real Uhm Jung Hwa?”, to which Uhm Jung Hwa replied, “Cha Jung Sook is a character who finds her way back to a doctor after 20 years of being a housewife. Meanwhile, as Uhm Jung Hwa, it feels like I’m back to receiving this kind of passionate response after 20 years. I think it has been a while since I felt such a hot response.”
Afterwards, when Yoo Jae Suk asked if she was nervous about the first episode, Uhm Jung Hwa reminisced, “During the first broadcast, I was filming ‘Dancing Queens on the Road’. We had the cameras on and were filming at our dorm. I couldn’t watch the drama, but I received messages from the director and fellow actors saying they really liked it. I saw the articles and they came out really well.”
“It felt like a successful comeback for Uhm Jung Hwa and a perfect Cha Jung Sook”, the singer-actress said, adding, “I couldn’t continue recording. My emotions were overwhelming. I cried for about 30 minutes off-camera’.”
Uhm Jung Hwa then mentioned a quote from “Doctor Cha” that she finds memorable, saying, “It’s a line from Cha Jung Sook when her husband’s interference continues, preventing her from returning as a doctor. She said, ‘I’m not asking for your help. Just let me walk my own path.’ I loved that line. Also, ‘I will find a way to be happy on my own.’ That line was also very good”.
Uhm Jung Hwa later expressed her admiration, confessing, “It was so good to have that determination of being able to find your own way without relying on others or expecting miracles”, to which Yoo Jae Suk empathized, saying, “Living one’s own life is easier said than done.”
Finally, Yoo Jae Suk suggested that Uhm Jung Hwa send a video message to Cha Jung Sook. At this, Uhm Jung Hwa sincerely conveyed her message, saying, “Jung Sook, I was so happy to be able to live as you for a while. Thanks to you, I’ve grown and learned a lot. No matter what I do or what kind of work I engage in, I want to live as a person who can empathize with others, with a warm heart just like Jung Sook. Thank you.”