Han So Hee – a bar worker who became a screen star

Han So Hee used to get a tattoo and worked as a bartender before becoming a famous name on the Korean screen.

The actor is currently one of the names that the media and fans are interested in after the success of My name. She incarnated Yoon Ji Woo – an assassin in a notorious criminal organization. Ji Woo joins a drug gang under Choi Moo Jin (Park Hee Soon) – who helps her find the cause of her father’s death. Then, she infiltrated the police station with the name Oh Hye Jin, working as an insider for the gangster. Her mission is to dismantle Moo Jin’s gang.

The film attracts audiences in Korea and many countries. So Hee was praised for her natural acting, fully portraying the character. She expressed her emotions through the pain of losing her father, the obsession with revenge and the risk of revealing her identity. The actor’s action scenes are evaluated to be realistic and powerful.

Han So Hee in "My Name"

Actor’s excerpt from “My Name”. Video: Netflix

Han So Hee was born in 1994, into a not-so-well-off family in Ulsan. After graduating from high school, she majored in art in high school but dropped out. In 2014, the beauty moved to Seoul with 300,000 won (about 5.7 million VND) in her pocket. She works as a waitress at a restaurant, a salesperson selling clothes and accessories… to make a living. After that, she worked as a waitress at a bar in Gangnam, from the previous afternoon, until the next morning. “Every time I return to the small room, my body is exhausted, I feel empty and I don’t know why,” she said. East Asia.

This time, she tattooed herself, pursuing a rebellious style. She also posted many photos on social media in search of a chance to become famous. In 2016, So Hee cast and was chosen to star in the MV Tell Me What To Do of the popular group SHINee. After that, she appeared in the MV of singers Jung Yong Hwa, Roy Kim, made advertisements for many brands of cosmetics, contact lenses, games, food…

In 2017, she invaded the screen with a supporting role in Reunited Worlds. In the same year, she played the main role Yoon Seo Won – Jang Boo Chun’s secret lover (played by Jang Seung Jo) in Money Flower of MBC. She scored points thanks to her sharp beauty, good acting, and was nominated for “Best New Actress” at the MBC Drama Awards. After that, she appeared in the series Abyss, 100 Days My Prince…

Han So Hee is one of the actors participating in the most film projects today.  Photo: wedding21news

Han So Hee is one of the actors participating in the most film projects today. Photo: wedding21news

Han So Hee becomes a sought after actress thanks to the success of The world of marriage (2020) and series of works. She plays Yeo Da Kyung – the daughter of a rich corporation president, who falls in love with a man with a wife and children, despite objections to marry this man. So Hee is praised for her beauty, but her acting is not flexible. Standing in the same frame with real actors like Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon, she was overwhelmed many times.

However, the film’s effects helped her become a sought-after name. The beauty brought in 10 advertising contracts, including: fashion, jewelry, beauty products, beverages, delivery apps… She was also voted by the online community as “The hottest icon in the industry” summer 2020 advertisement”. In addition, she was honored in the “New Face of the Year” category by Korean Elle voted, “New Actress of the Year” by News1.

An expert commented on Newsen Han So Hee can replace familiar advertising stars such as Song Hye Kyo, Jeon Ji Hyun. The actor appears densely in the media, has a beautiful face, luxurious charisma and a balanced body with a height of 1.65 m.

Han So Hee in "The World of the Married"

Han So Hee in “The World of the Married”. Video: Viu

At the beginning of the year, she “covered Asia” when she starred in a romantic movie nevertheless. She transformed into Yoo Na Bi – a girl who does not believe in love after trauma but always wants to date to fill her loneliness. So Hee’s acting is not appreciated, especially in close-up scenes, requiring emotional expression. On forums and social networks, many viewers commented that she was a “mobile vase”. However, the film attracts attention thanks to its beautiful frame, simple and gentle story. The work topped the most viewed list of Netflix in Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and ranked ninth globally.

Excerpt from episode 10 'Nevertheless'

Han So Hee in “Nevertheless”. Video: Netflix

My name helped her change her image and affirm her acting ability when she first tried her hand at a personality character in an action movie. Follow Chosun, Han So Hee performed the fight scenes herself. The actor started learning martial arts, how to use guns and knives from June 2020, for more than 100 days. Some days, she goes to the gym from morning until late at night. During filming, she was hospitalized with a rib injury, fainting during an action scene. Above MK, she said: “I cut my hand and bruise all over my body. No big accident but I got a lot of injuries.”

During the film promotion event, director Kim Ji Min highly appreciated her demanding attitude, ready to sacrifice for her role. Veteran actor Kim Sang Hoo – co-star in My name – said surprised to see the raw footage of Han So Hee. “It was a long shot and she showed it all. I’m really proud of her,” he said.

On forums and social networks, many viewers called her the second Jeon Ji Hyun. Sheet Vogue Korea commented: “Once likened to a ‘mobile vase’, now, Han So Hee is gradually recognized by the audience as a real actress. She is not afraid to try different roles.”

Behind the scenes of Han So Hee's action

Behind-the-scenes action scenes of actors in “My Name”. Video: Netflix

Above MK, So Hee said that appearance is just an empty shell, the important thing is acting ability. She looks forward to trying out a variety of roles, portraying the character naturally, becoming a better version of herself every day. “I’m the type of person that the happier I feel, the more insecure I feel. When I receive the love and attention of the public, I feel very happy, and at the same time, want to return it. These days, more than life. and the future ahead, I think more about how not to let the public down,” she said Vogue Korea.

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