7 Korean actresses who forced themselves to learn smoking for their acting role.
We all know that “smoking” is a bit of a delicate topic for Korean celebrities. Often time the fans don’t like it when stars smoke. However, you have to turn a blind eye for these actresses because they were required to smoke to portray a role.
These 7 Korean actresses were the subject of a surprising amount of controversy due to their dedication to the craft of acting which includes inhaling, puffing and blowing smoke which looks so real that some are accused of smoking in real life.
Here are 7 Korean actresses who were required to smoke for their roles in acting projects:
1.Kim Go Eun in Coin Locker Girl
With the usual gentle feminine image that we often see in Kim Go Eun, the audience may be shocked when watching the movie Coin Locker Girl, here we will see a completely different Kim Go Eun.
This is one of the roles that Kim Go Eun plays extremely successfully when transforming into a female character with a strong personality. This character from a young age suffered from the death of her parents and had to grow up to seek revenge for her parents.
2. Son Ye Jin
Famous for her image of a good, innocent, and gentle girl, Son Ye Jin had a complete makeover when she played the role of a yakuza boss in Open City. In order to portray the character as best as possible, she had to learn to smoke professionally. When the film aired, the image of Son Ye Jin smoking was opposed by many viewers because they could not accept this image of her.
The most notable case is Suzy with the movie “Real.” In the movie, she appeared with an extremely rebellious, even extremely dark image with tattoos, heavy makeup, sexy clothes and smoking. This was also the first time that the new generation’s national first love had to smoke in her life.
4. Park So Dam
The legendary smoking scene in the blockbuster Parasite is also one of the first times actress Park So Dam smoked in her life. Before that, she did not know how to smoke and had to get used to it to best represent the character’s living situation.
5.Min Hyo Rin
Min Hyo Rin, wife of Big Bang’s Taeyang, showcased her amazing acting skills in the film Sunny. And to be able to portray her character perfectly, Min Hyo Rin’s smoking scene appeared so convincing that it raised questions as to whether she might be a smoker. Some would say that it is the most legendary smoking scene of an actress! Netizens gave their feedback stating: “That was natural,” “She makes smoking looks delicious,” “I don’t care whether if she smokes or not,” and “Look at how charismatic she looks.”
6. Han Ji Min
In order to best portray her role in Miss Baek, Han Ji Min had to learn to smoke, change her image, and transform herself from a good girl to a genuine bad girl. In the film, she had to smoke so much that she got used to it, while in real life, Han Ji Min really hates smoking. The actress once said that she forced herself to try different types of cigarettes to find the one that suits her best.
Jun Ji Hyun was asked to light a cigarette for the very first time in her life! It was because the role she portrays in the film “A Man Who Was Superman” needed to smoke a cigarette in a particular scene.
Jun Ji Hyun once shared in an interview that having to smoke a cigarette in the film worried her a lot. She expressed, “I actually did the smoking scene, and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was. But I put health above everything else, and I asked myself if I really had to hurt my health for my career.”