Ha Ji Won talks about comeback after 3 years disappearance and the role of a 20 year old girl while she was actually 40 years old in new movie with Sung Dong Il.
“Pawn” is Ha Ji Won’s first Korean film in nearly four years. In a few scenes, she had to portray a 20-year-old college student, and regarding that, she said, “I strongly opposed acting as a 20-year-old, but the director thought those scenes would smoothly lead to the second half of the movie. I really didn’t want to do it, but I had no choice. So I tried to look as young as possible by paying a lot of attention to my hair and outfit. I wore something neat and clean like a shirt and jeans, and I aimed for a more refreshing appearance by choosing make up that would make me look younger.”
When asked how she felt after watching the completed movie, she shared, “I saw the finished movie for the first time at the press conference, and I really enjoyed it. I really wanted to see if the emotions of the younger Seung Yi and the older Seung Yi would connect well. It might be different for every person, but this is a movie that makes you think about fathers. Every daughter has a father, but they’re all different. My father passed away when I was really young, so I miss the moments when I could call him ‘dad.’”
Ha Ji Won also talked about acting with Sung Dong Il and becoming one of his on-screen daughters. She commented, “I didn’t know, but he said I was his oldest daughter. So he even joked that it would’ve been better if we had acted as lovers and not as a father and daughter. However, he truly treated me like a real daughter on the movie set. I’ve always liked his natural acting, so I really wanted to try a project with him.”
Here are some of the audience’s reactions to her comeback role:
“A 43 years old as a 20 years old? Only in Korean dramas and movies…😂”
“I know really. Ha Ji Won is a great actress and a beauty. But there are tons of actresses who could play her younger version. They could ask the casting director of Flower of Evil drama on tips of how and where to scout for younger actors for this movie or even just recruit him. Every adult actor was matched perfectly with the teen/early 20s actor and actress.”