Songwriter Han Hyo-joo?
Iljimae‘s Han Hyo-joo (also of Spring Waltz, As Much as Heaven and Earth) is expanding her repertoire to include songwriting and singing.
The song she sings and helped write (as she was singled out as the lyric writer, presumably music credits belong elsewhere) serves as the theme song for the upcoming film Race On, Bicycle [달려라 자전거], for which the cast held their movie press conference on July 25. The song, sharing the same title as the movie, is used in the last scene.
Race On, Bicycle is directed by Im Sung-woon and depicts young love (both “sweet” and “painful,” the kind of puppy love that leaves a lasting impression). Han Hyo-joo plays a university student, while her love interest is played by co-star Lee Young-hoon (GP506).
Personally, I like Han Hyo-joo as a celebrity but I think she’s still got a long way to go as an actor — she’s still pretty green and I think her biggest detractor is that she hasn’t figured out a way to commit 100% to her characters yet. She’s a natural in front of the camera and gives off a sweet radiance (I’d like to see her try something edgy), but her acting has yet to develop real presence. I haven’t a clue if she’s talented as a singer, but something tells me this song is probably a one-off deal and not really an attempt to add careers.
The movie releases August 7.
Via Asia Economy