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  • Hye Sun: ‘I Have Become Positive as I Directed Movie’
  • [2010-06-17]
  • When we mention actress Goo Hye Sun, the modifier “jack-of-all-trades” always follows. She undertakes various activities such as writing a novel and drawing illustrations and plays all over in and outside of the picture tube. At this time, she is attracting interest as she has directed a movie for the first time.

    The interviewer met Goo Hye Sun at a café located in Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu on June 15. When she listened to the phrase “jack-of-all-trades,” she burst into laughter and said, “You have given too big a compliment to me even though there are actually not many things that I can do very well. Why do you call me ‘jack-of-all-trades?' I do not understand. Anyway, I really appreciate that you call me such a nice word. I feel much more responsibility. I hope that I can do things, which I like to do, very well in the future not just to be remembered for my favorite work.”
     




    The movie “Magic,” which is directed by Goo Hye Sun, is a movie containing music and it portrays love and jealousy of three men and women who go to a music school. The movie will be released on June 24. When Goo planned the movie, she watched a cello concert and suddenly realized that she wanted to make a movie, which is like a performance. She said, “I would like to say to people who expect a melodrama from my movie that they will be disappointed. What I wanted to show through my movie is actually the inanity of youth.”

    How does she evaluate her own movie? She said, “I cannot evaluate my movie because I did not personally make the movie only by myself. Many staff members participated in making the movie. If I exclude myself, I would like to give a perfect score.” There is actually a criticism that the flow of the movie is not smooth and there are even disconnections. Goo explained this criticism by saying, “They might feel that the movie is not kind at all. But, from the beginning, I did not intend to make a story, but only to present the important plots of the movie, and I wanted to let viewers organize the story while they are watching the movie. Also, there are some parts that I even tried to mix different scenes together. I wanted to draw emotions from viewers not from the storyline, but from the impact of visuals and audio.”

     




    The late Jeong Seung Hye, who was the representative of Morning Movie Production Company, had made a huge influence on her decision to become a movie director. Goo Hye Sun said, “I always had a desire to write a story, so I wrote a script for a short film and visited her to let her check my script. At that time, she suddenly told me, ‘You had better direct a move.’ Without her, I would not be a movie director."

    So she started to direct a film and her life has been changed in many ways. She said, “I think that I have become a more positive person as I made a movie. I used to be a passive person who always regards things as negative. But, by directing, I could come out of my own world and communicate with others. Directing is not work that I can do alone. When it comes to acting, sometimes I build a barrier as I am concentrating on acting, but, when it comes to directing, I have to talk with many people about many things to share opinions.”

    When she was asked what title she prefers, she answered, “Actress, director, and painter are all weird for me to hear. I just want people to call me by my name, Goo Hye Sun.”

    She talked about her childhood, “When I was young, I cannot say that I had a talent, but I had huge interest, and I think that keeping the interest for ten and twenty years is a kind of talent. I used to listen to music and write a diary in a room. One of my neighbors was a musical actress, so she gave me free tickets to watch musicals, and I used to visit a pianist and learned how to play the piano by watching.”

    Her next movie will be about a girl’s first love and she already finished writing the script for the movie. Also, as an actress, she is planning to appear in a drama about musicals. Directing and acting are not all that she is planning to do, she will undertake various activities as well.

    When she was asked whether she has a role model, she answered, “I want to live like writer Lee Oi Soo. He is doing art, but, at the same time, he is communicating with many people. I found out that the number of followers on his Twitter is the second largest in Korea after skater Kim Yuna.”
     

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