Korea has a new Little Sister
Move over, Moon Geun Young. Korea has a new “Little Sister.”
It’s Shim Eun Kyung, the bubbly, lovable budding actress who already has a noted resume despite her tender years (she’s a 1994-er). Not only has she played the children’s role for major characters in well-known and well-received dramas (she was Ha Jiwon’s counterpart as young Hwang Jini and Lee Jia’s as young Sujini in Legend), she’s also a scene-stealer.
Shim Eun Kyung, joining the ranks of Korea’s Little Sisters
In the twisted fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, young actress Shin Eun Kyung displays a remarkable charm that’s grabbing people’s attention as she grows from child to woman. …
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Young Sujini, “Legend”
The actress first caught our eyes as young Sujini in the recently aired MBC drama Legend and as young Hwang Jini in last year’s KBS drama Hwang Jini. Now audiences can expect to be captivated by her mysterious air and clean-cut image “Young Hee” in the new film Hansel and Gretel.
The film — which is Chun Jung Myung‘s last project before enlisting for military service in January (sadness) — shot for four months, and the hardest times for Shim were shooting until the early morning hours, sometimes as late/early as 6am, then having to get up early to start filming again. (Side note: I cannot believe they would do that to children. Don’t managers exist for a reason? As in, take care of their clients, not just make money? And where the hell are their parents?) But:
Although there were many killer late nights, Shim Eun Kyung threw herself whole-heartedly into the work, and she and her co-stars manage to display their emotions — sadness and anger, joy and affection — in their entirety onscreen.
The movie opens Dec. 27.
With Ha Jiwon, “Hwang Jini”; with Chun Jung Myung, “Hansel and Gretel”