Kim Se-jeong’s life story has opened a flower road as an actor.
One drama to watch these days is the cable channel OCN’s “Wondest Rumor.” The number of viewers who are willing to come despite the limitations of late weekend programming and inconvenience in access to the channel seems to be gradually increasing, but it recorded 6.7% (based on Nielsen Korea, paid platform) in just four episodes, which is truly a hot movie. This is the second-highest-ever report card for OCN. Considering that there are a total of 16 episodes of “Surprised Rumor” and that the drama is also available through Netflix, which is currently an online video service (OTT), it is also a matter of time before surpassing the record held by OCN’s No. 1 “Voice 2” (7.1%).
Getting into a new drama has their own reasons. In my case, the only reason I watched the movie was because of actress Kim Se-jeong. I was curious about the acting of Kim Se-jeong, who forcibly removed the “brightness” that she had been showing to the public in the drama as Do Hana character. As a member of an idol group, Do Hana’s appearance and attitude, which boldly removed her body-like courtesy and bright and easy-going appearance full of energy from her debut, satisfied such expectations sufficiently. When dealing with rumors (Cho Byung-kyu), when serving at a noodle restaurant, physically confronting the enemy as a counter to catch evil spirits, when reading other people’s memories with psychometric abilities, it was very cool to see him take away unnecessary laughter and respond as gravely as possible.
Positive is also exhausting. Earlier, Se-jeong, who was in charge of writing the lyrics for her solo album “Today’s Fine” released in March this year, expressed such a story to herself in a short article with the song. He said in an interview conducted at the time that he wrote the song “Today is OK” in the hope that those who were tired of being in a burnout due to positivity would listen to the song. I can’t easily forget Se-jeong’s smiling face. It’s good to embrace everyone with the “Icons of Positive”, but I hoped it would be a time to completely put down such a mind at least while I lived as Do Hana. May it be a time of charging yourself completely.
As an actor, the evaluation is a distinct product of this mind. Often, the acting challenge of an idol-turned-actress is a series of events that are often met and broken by countless public prejudices and hurt by them. This is something that many idols have already experienced, are still experiencing, or will be going through. Moreover, if the original work already exists, there is a strong possibility that more difficult things will happen. There is a series of detailed factors comparisons, including the character synchro rate of the cast. It’s going to be an extremely complicated, difficult, and extremely difficult path.
There is, of course, an unconditional belief that Kim Se-jeong will endure all such things better than anyone else. Anyone who has watched the entire process of Mnet’s “Produce 101,” which aired in 2016, and Kim Se-jeong’s appearance at that time, may have similar feelings. It is vivid that even when various difficulties approached, he easily overcame them and finished his best until the end, but eventually grew to look brighter than before. And if you were a viewer who saw it, perhaps in common, you would be cheering for Kim Se-jeong’s future to unfold “Flower Road.”