“Wow, I look actually fairly”, Kim Sejeong’s iconic phrases, as she sashayed down the stage in a lilac gown that shimmied each time she took a step, from her 2022 fan assembly, went viral quickly after she spoke them and onlookers couldn’t assist however agree wholeheartedly. She’s lovely, she is aware of it and she or he doesn’t hesitate to confess it. The proper trio of acceptance from an ever-rising star within the ocean filled with Ok-pop idols turned actors.
Kim Sejeong has been within the enterprise for a number of years now. Her profession started with taking part in SBS’ ‘Ok-pop Star 2’, nonetheless she really shone with an entry in ‘Produce 101’ the place she positioned second after a sequence of completely profitable rounds, resulting in her debut in I.O.I. Since then, she has additionally been part of the 9 member woman group Gugudan, its sub-unit Gugudan SeMiNa and has begun her performing profession.
Kim Sejeong first starred within the famed ‘College’ sequence’ 2017 installment reverse Jang Dong Yoon and Kim Jung Hyun the place she was praised for her position of the bubbly Ra Eun Ho, even incomes herself the Greatest New Actor award. It was adopted by ‘I Wanna Hear You Tune’ and ‘The Uncanny Counter’ which allowed her to experiment along with her performing. In the meantime, Kim Sejeong continued to realize momentum as a range star, even turning into a solid member of web-show ‘Busted!’ with Yoo Jae Suk, EXO’s Sehun, Park Min Younger and extra. It has aired 3 seasons thus far, and has been a momentous program making followers want for its return.
2022 grew to become the breakthrough yr for her as an actress because the webtoon-inspired drama ‘Enterprise Proposal’ noticed international fame. The 12 episodic present had her act as an worker who finally ends up on a blind date along with her firm CEO whereas making an attempt to assist a buddy. What adopted is a chaotic and heartwarming seize of occasions, making it probably the most talked about exhibits of the yr. As Shin Ha Ri, followers witnessed Kim Sejeong convey out her sassy aspect dipped in couture. Her chemistry with Ahn Hyo Seop grew to become a scorching subject and the viewership rankings soared. She additionally labored with Seol In Ah for the second time after ‘College 2017’ and the 2 have remained good buddies.
Quickly after, she took cost as On Maeum in ‘As we speak’s Webtoon’, a former judo participant turned intern at a crashing webtoon firm. With a brand new look and one more demanding character, Kim Sejeong placed on one among her greatest portrayals thus far. Testing herself out with a novel storyline, the drama ended its course in September.
Now, onto her subsequent position and with extra expertise in place, she is predicted to point out a extra riveting efficiency. Right here’s what she needed to say.
You lately rang in your twenty sixth birthday. How did you have a good time?
I really was capturing that day so we couldn’t maintain an enormous celebration or something. However the filming crew did reward me a cake so I used to be capable of blow out some candles (laughs). What was memorable was that my mother did come as much as Seoul to go to me and made me seaweed soup and steamed shrimp, which I delivered to eat on website whereas filming.
How would you describe On Maeum? How is she very related or totally different from Kim Sejeong?
I’d describe her as somebody who protects everybody’s goals as a result of she respects them (laughs). She’s just like me in that sense as a result of she loves the thought of goals and is aware of methods to method them. The concept of goals is a favourite subject of mine as nicely.
When it comes to how we’re totally different, I’ve come to both fall within the face of actuality, or study to compromise my goals after I really feel that I must put both the general public’s common notion or a extra goal view forward of my very own opinions. In that sense maybe I used to be too hesitant to consider in my very own visions or push ahead my very own emotions.
In distinction, Maeum by no means compromised and selected to consider in herself always. On one hand, I used to be a bit afraid for her (laughs). As a result of that may inevitably result in some ache. However with somebody like Maeum, she would’ve been capable of overcome no matter pains she got here throughout, and I at all times knew that she’d pull by.
On Maeum has the five hundred received coin that she flips when Seok Jihyeong is about to go away Neon. Do you even have a fortunate attraction or one thing that you just do throughout robust conditions?
Generally I’d place my hand on hidden tattoos that I’ve, within the hopes that any happiness that I had skilled would final just a bit longer, wishing that these comfortable moments would stay in my reminiscences, not fleeting away (laughs).
I do consider that I’m on the luckier aspect, so I’ve at all times stored my thoughts open, accepting no matter got here my manner hoping that any troublesome state of affairs that I got here throughout would lead to some type of lesson for me alongside the way in which.
On Maeum goes from dreaming about an Olympic medal in judo to half time jobs to an intern at a webtoon firm. What are your ideas on dropping one’s dream and ranging from scratch?
I personally consider that there’s not a lot distinction in beginning anew with a brand new dream, whether or not it’s after you’ve succeeded in your final dream or given up on it. Whatever the consequence, all targets fade away when you’ve reached them. And it’s a must to put together for no matter comes subsequent.
Even should you’ve ended up giving up in your dream, the trail that you just’ve walked doesn’t fade away
Even should you’ve ended up giving up in your dream, the trail that you just’ve walked doesn’t fade away – you’re merely getting ready in your subsequent dream, and no matter path you select to stroll subsequent shall be supported by every thing you’ve achieved in your earlier dream. Any and all expertise one goes by is sure to have an effect on them. Maybe, when you’ve managed to simply accept and attain your second dream, you may assume one thing like this: ‘Ah, this was why I faltered. Thanks for shaping me as much as attain this dream.’ One thing alongside these traces (laughs).
If Kim Sejeong was in an analogous place as On Maeum, what job would you go for?
Had I been unable to change into a singer, I’d have change into a instructor for utilized music. I wouldn’t have been capable of proceed dreaming (laughs). I’d’ve needed to be content material with singing by YouTube covers or stay café periods. Even when I wasn’t capable of change into a singer, my final dream would have been to proceed singing (laughs).
However now, I’m capable of each attain my goals whereas having the ability to do one thing that I really like, i.e. performing, I’m ready so as to add increasingly to my listing of goals I need to obtain.
What sort of judo coaching did it’s a must to bear whereas engaged on this character?
As this drama sequence was one thing I needed to go straight into proper after wrapping up ‘Enterprise Proposal’, I sadly was unable to obtain any correct coaching. That being stated, the judo that I discovered on-site was each enjoyable and very troublesome (laughs).
Are you a fan of webtoons? May you advocate a number of?
I used to learn a ton of webtoons, but it surely’s been some time since I’ve been capable of sustain with them (unhappy face). I’d wish to advocate ‘Your Letter’ for one thing quick, and ‘Get Again’ for one thing a bit longer!
The worldwide success of ‘Enterprise Proposal’ was unprecedented and applause-worthy. Why do you assume the viewers prefer it a lot? Have you ever had an opportunity to satisfy the solid because the present ended?
I feel the largest benefit that ‘Enterprise Proposal’ had was that it was simple to digest (laughs). You recognize, one thing concerning the present that made it simple to observe and chortle alongside, ready for the subsequent episodes with out worries as a result of you understand you’d be laughing alongside it as soon as once more. The chemistry between all the actors was one other large issue. You’ll be able to’t beat the chemistry that outcomes from such an awesome working atmosphere the place all of the actors and crew are on the identical web page. Stated chemistry bled into our performing, and left such an impression on the watchers, which made the present that rather more likeable!
Not too long ago, I’ve even gone tenting with In Ah (actress Seol In Ah), and shot a brand new industrial with Hyo Seop (actor Ahn Hyo Seop) (laughs).
You might be identified to take up vivid and cheerful roles in addition to difficult ones like Ha Na. What sort of characters are you trying to experiment with, sooner or later?
I’m all for accepting any roles that allow me play a enjoyable character. As in characters who’re enjoyable to behave as. I’m all for antagonistic roles, and even charismatic CEO-type of roles. Perhaps even the youngest of a gaggle who’s an excessive amount of to deal with for everybody else? (laughs)
Please share a message in your Indian followers who’re ready so that you can go to them sometime.
To all of the SESANG in India who I’ve at all times needed to go to and meet sometime! I’m at all times hoping for a chance for us to satisfy in individual (laughs). I’m at all times grateful that you just all ship me a lot love for each my singing and performing and I’ll proceed to work exhausting to provide again to you with as many nice works as I can. Thanks all!
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