Posted December. 08, 2005 02:59,
Song Hye-gyo Enters the Silver Screen At Last-
Song Hye-gyo enjoys the height of her celebrity status through TV dramas such as All in, Sunshine, and Full House. Song had been rejecting plenty of proposals by movie producers until she finally chose High Sea Warning (director: Jeon Yoon-su) as her first project in film. Its her first motion picture after 10 years of career in TV. The movie is a remake of the Japanese film Shouting love in the middle of the world (Sekai no chushin de, ai wo sakebu). It is a romantic tale of teenagers first love and their heartfelt breakup taking place on the seaside. Song gave an interview on December 6.
High Sea Warning is to open on December 22.
-You have luscious lips.
My mom hated how my lips looked when I was a kid. She thought my lips looked like they belonged to Kunta Kinte. She would make me go like this (pulls her lips in) during photo shoots, otherwise I looked cheap (laughs). Then I started doing a lot of makeup modeling, and they later told me the lipsticks I wore in my shows sold a lot.
People told me that my lips are pretty, and I started to believe them, and my mom doesnt say a word about my lips anymore.
-What made you decide to do a movie now, 10 years after your debut?
Ive gotten some good response from An autumns tale and received many screenplays. But I wasnt old enough to know what love felt like. I didnt want to mimic being in love when I didnt know what its like. Now is the time.
-Did it have something to do with the relationship and the separation (with actor Lee Byung-heon) youve experienced recently?
I learned what its like to be in love and the pain it involved through the experience of a very big love. As painful and sad that experience was, I am now thankful that I had experienced it. Not many actors at my age get to have a memory of such feeling. So as an actor, it a good thing, but on a personal level, it hurts.
-How difficult is it to act for a movie compared to TV shows?
My facial features are not so subtle. A little facial movement appears as though I am overreacting. I had to restrain my facial expressions and gestures.
-The director said you had the look of first love.
I dont know. Women like me more than men do. Most my fans are women.
-Because you are not coy.
I am coy when I need to be, but usually Im down to earth. Cha Tae-hyun asked me to become his sidekick (laugh).
-Are you evil at all?
People tell me I should try a psychotic role. It could be surprisingly well-suiting. Like Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. I am not a calculating type, but nowadays I find myself always calculating my takes of things. I wasnt like that a few years ago. I am worried that I might be going bad.
Actress Would Rather be Mysterious Than Cute-
-Are you cute or pretty; stuck-up or sexy?
People still think Im cute. But I wish to hear people say that I am mysterious. She has a mysterious side, this kind of feeling.
-A photographer once said, She is not tall but exquisitely proportioned.
That means Im short but have rather long legs (laughs).
-Youve been coupled up with the top male stars in your shows.
Song Seung-heon is a warm-hearted actor. Won Bin is shy, and I didnt get to know him too well, but hes a very nice guy. I like Won Bin in An autumns tale. He only knows one woman and gives everything to that woman. Ryu Seung-beom is a talented actor, but he has too many colors, so its hard to pinpoint his personality (laughs). Jung Ji-hun (singer Rain) is a hard worker. Lee Byung-heon is basically great in acting... a perfect actor?
-You will partner up with Cha Tae-hyun in the movie; who has more to lose?
(laughs) Tae-hyun and I are alike in the way of letting our acting partners shine as we ourselves thrive.
-Do you kiss each other in the movie?
Something in between a kiss and a peck on the lips (laughs).
I was feeling my own High Sea Warning when it was time to end the interview.