Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun is currently starring on the MBC weekend drama Bad Thief, Good Thief as the female lead, Kang So-joo. In a recent interview with her, she talked about her experience in filming the drama as well as in working with her co-star Ji Hyun-woo.
Seohyun described Kang So-joo as a “girl crush character” who upholds chivalry and righteousness. She pointed out that she was worried when she knew more about her character because she was not sure if she could portray and express Kang So-joo well. However, as days progressed and they shot more of her scenes, she realized she has a lot of similarities with her character so she enjoyed acting in the drama.
Seohyun went on to talk about her chemistry with her co-star Ji Hyun-woo who is playing the lead male charcter named Jang Dol-mok. She said the actor is very comfortable to work with and he helped her with her acting so she was able to deliver the needed emotion in specific scenes. She added, “Thanks to him, I can get immersed in the character of Kang So Joo. I got so immersed that in the ending scene of Episode 14, I made a mistake and hit Ji Hyun Woo in the head with the cell phone I was holding by mistake.”
The 26-year-old singer turned actress also said stamina is important since the drama is quite long compared to the other dramas. She pointed out that her character Kang So-joo has a lot of action scenes so she tries her best to go through all those scenes without getting any injury.
Bad Thief, Good Thief revolves around a group of “thieves” who work together to fight against the corrupt elite group that controls Korea’s politics and economics. The drama received negative responses from the fans when it was announced that Seohyun was cast as the lead female character due to her lack of experience in acting. In an interview last May, she accepted the criticisms and expressed that she feels responsible for such a huge role in the 50-episode series but she believed it will help her become a better actress.
Bad Thief, Good Thief, which still has 32 episodes left, airs every Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 p.m. Korean Standard Time.