Tuesday, March 19, 2013

[NEWS] Park Shin Hye's transition from a child to a grown-up in 10 years



When talking about the topic of sexiness, Park Shin Hye said ‘I don’t want to be sexy for now.’ Entering the industry as a child star, the young actress is becoming sexier and sexier, which officially ends the stage of transition from a teenager to an adult. Usually when an actor/actress begins his/her career as a child star, he/she does not get popular until becoming an adult. But for Park Shin Hye, this is not the case.


 Recently tvN’s drama ‘Flower Boys Next Door’ has ended, Park Shin Hye said ‘I am active in my career, but I am only 24 years old’, and then she laughs genuinely with the face and heart of a 24-year old girl. ‘My character in the drama has allowed me to mature and grow as a person.’


Like other child stars, Park Shin Hye experienced childhood as a young celebrity. Her debut drama ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (2003) earned her great popularity. ‘At that time, I could not appreciate my fame. I treated it as a burden, as there were many non-existent rumors about me. I had the feeling that I was a burden to my friends who were hanging out with me. I experienced being hurt and I was scared.’


In the 10 years after ‘Stairway to Heaven’, Park Shin Hye has starred in over 20 acting projects. However, Park Shin Hye said that ‘Stairway to Heaven’ has a very special place in her heart, and she will always treat it as a target.


As a former child star, what advice does Park Shin Hye have for her juniors? ‘Enjoy school life.’ Whe I was in school, I played with my friends, went shopping, slept when I was tired, got scolded by teachers, had exams …and my best friends in life are also made when I was in school. I like people who treat me genuinely as a normal girl, not as an actor. Whenever one drama ends, the withdrawal effect impact is so huge on me. And thankfully, I have my friends to fill in the gaps of loneliness, and pull me back to reality.’


In the drama ‘Flower Boys Next Door’, the cocooning lifestyle of Go Dok Mi has a strange resembelence to Park Shin Hye’s own life. Through the interaction with Enrique Geum (Starring Yoon Shi Yoon), Oh Jin Rak (starring Kim Ji Hun) and others, Go Dok Mi finally overcame her obstacles and re-entered the real world.  ‘Some people assumed that I purposely tied to get rid of my former image through acting as Go Dok Mi. It’s not true. In my opinion, I think I could show a more natural self-image through portraying as Go Dok Mi.’


Through Go Dok Mi, Park Shin Hye has also learned how to regain trust in others. ‘I had a realization on how to interact with people, establish relationships, and how to overcome the problems in human interaction. I learned how not to give myself stress. Go Dok mi taught me how to smile, and to treasure people around me.’ Park Shin Hye was there to ‘look over’ the growth of Go Dok mi and gave her encouragement. She is happy to see Go Dok Mi’s growth, as Dok Mi’s growth reflects her own growth.


Go Dok Mi’s loud yelling scenes have made an impression on Shin Hye. ‘The scenes of Dok Mi yelling “Get out now!!” at Enrique and shouting her true feelings at Do Hwi are especially memorable, as Dok Mi has few emotional outbursts. ‘


Because of Dok Mi, Shin Hye said ‘It was as if I met the Park Shin Hye from 10 years ago, depressed and hurt by friends. But because of Go Dok mi, I had the feeling that “Ah, I have finally grown up”.’

At last, Park Shin Hye hopes to tell Dok Mi: ‘Dok Mi, are you having a happy life with Enrique? I hope that no matter what obstacles and difficulties you experience, you can overcome them with your unique methods. I hope that you can be happy with Enrique, and write a fairytale book that you have always wanted to.’


In future, Park Shin Hye said she would like to challenge herself by taking on  ‘action’ and romantic’ dramas. ‘I want to star in movies like Angelina Jolie’s “Tomb Raider” and “Salt”. It looks cool. For romantic ones, I want to star in a sad love story.’

Knowingly, when choosing a new drama/movie, Park Shin Hye will do the project selection herself by carefully screening the scripts. ‘I will not take on a lot of drama/movie projects just to show the audience that I participate in a lot of acting projects. Instead, I will prepare myself for roles that match my personality and age.’

9 comments:

  1. My heart weeped a little when reading this interview. Who'd know that fame had scarred the heart of a young 14-year-old girl so much? I am sad for her, and at the same time happy that she has overcome the difficulties. Such a brave girl. You deserve all the love in the world, Shin Hye!

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    1. Yes, I felt sad for the young Shinhye but proud of her at the same time. She did not let those experiences affect her permanently. She showed lot of maturity and strength to not only face it but also come out of it leading as normal a life as possible. Although she was lucky to have very supportive family and friends but dealing with it on daily basis is highly commendable. In the recent Phillipines press conference when she advised the fledgling actors "not to loose themselves" was a gem of an advice that stems from her own personal experience as a child actress. I am much older than her and hence realize the importance of this statement as holding true at any time in ones life.
      People face adverse things all through their lives but its how you face and deal with it that makes life worth going through it. Park Shin Hye at such a young age is an excellent role model for many in showing how to do it with dignity, grace and a positive set of mind. As they say, "You are not what you think you are, but what you think you are". She really applies that very successfully to her life and that is one huge reason why I admire her a lot. May she always be healthy and happy.
      Maris

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  2. I smiled as Shin Hye herself can relate to Dok Mi. I myself was an introvert before but my friends helped me go out of my comfort zone.

    Shin Hye's personality can touch other people's lives. I kmow because I met her personally here in the Philippines. Just like Dok Mi, this girl illuminates the people surrounding her. We love you Shin Hye. Hope you come back here in the Philippines. We miss you

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed the FM by just reading and watching the videos so I can just imagine what it must have been for you people who were lucky enough to see and interact with her. I loved the Filipino song sung by her even though I don't understand a single word or if her pronunciation was good. Infact, through her I have come to know more of your country and developed a curiosity to find more about it.

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    2. thanks for appreciating us! She sang "Kailan" with all her heart as if she knew the song all this time. She delivered the message of the song clearly that's why we really really love her. Hope she comes back again

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    3. Thanks for the English subbing of the song "Kailan". It made me appreciate its beauty to the max. The lyrics, music composition and Shinhye 's melodious clear singing voice renders it perfect for me. It also seems to fit her well age-wise since the emotions expressed feel like those of a young girl. I can well imagine her in that particular scenario. Once again thanks for all the videos covering her Phillipines FM.
      Maris

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  3. Shinhye keeps reinforcing why I love her and sincerely care what happens to her. I am continuously proud of how she not only faces life but the way she overcomes the setbacks along the way. I am grateful to her family and friends who kept supporting through those times by being their for her. It helped Shinhye be the person who she is...........a graceful, sincere, humble and affectionate young lady......the kind of person who is not only an inspiration to many but a person who also brings joy to all whose lives are touched by her in some ways. ........like me.

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  4. Very Inspiring story..., much have been felt and experienced by her for 10 year.it will make her became a strong women and more mature. with her inner beauty,humble personality,smart,excellent act,i think she can be best actress of korea.I hope she never plastic surgery in the future. couse the beauty face never be guarantee for success. I wish she's playing drama with WonBin (as her favorite actor) and YEH (as her twin sister) :)
    i hope she still humble person,keep healthy,and never tired to learning everything, please...
    i was never guilty as her bigFans
    please come to Jakarta... :D

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  5. I believe that Shin Hye will be become a star in the world. She is smart, cute, n multitalented. I like her so much, i like how she act. Her smile make people so happy. I want to meet her so crazy, will u come to indonesia? I dont know why I wanted u are a gf geun suk, both of u very2 suit couple. Wishing me that u and geun suk will be together forever, be a bright STAR. A lot of love to u,,

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