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Sung Yuri on the set of Noona

Sung Yuri shows some range on the set of her latest film, Noona, directed by Lee Won-shik. She picked up the project knowing that an indie film wasn’t necessarily going to be a commercial success, but because she really wanted to stretch herself as an actress.

Truth be told, I’ve never loved her in anything, and she’s always been one of those actresses whose fame I understand, but I can’t connect with her. Perhaps this is the role to catapult her past the ‘pretty young starlet’ phase?

She portrays a character with a difficult life, as the sole caretaker for her family and the victim of domestic abuse. On this particular day, Sung spent twelve hours getting soaked in the rain, filming an intense crying scene.

The movie is based on a true story of a young woman who was drowning, and her younger brother who jumped in to save her, and died. She survives, and struggles with the aftermath. Though a small film, it’s a meaty role, and one that the industry anticipates will be her turning point as an actress.

Noona is nearing the end of principal photography, and Sung Yuri is already looking for her next project.

Via Chosun

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I've never actually seen her in anything, but I think the movie's too sad for me. I get so easily influenced by that stuff @[email protected]~

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This is good news for Sung Yuri.
I believe Sung Yuri's best acting was in Hong Gil Dong, I thought she showed great a range of emotion and humour.

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i'm with selli. i cried buckets watching click and up so no doubt that if i watch this i'll be crying barrels worth.

i never watched her in anything so i might look up some dramas she did, though!

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i find it interesting that you don't connect with her-or haven't yet. i've seen most of her work (which is weird because she really isn't the best actress--but has improved a lot), and i've always gotten a very girl-next-door kind of vibe from her. i find her endearing.

but maybe it's just cuz she's GORGEOUS. i hope she is successul in her transformation to a "real" actress with this movie!

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I might actually watch this one if subs will be available. I like lighthearted comedy romance genres, but I love movies like these that can weigh heavy on your heart as well.

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I liked her in Hong Gil Dong, but I'm not sure I'll be able to sit through such a sad movie.

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i never get why people say she was horrendous in snow queen, enough to make the drama unwatchable. she wasn't amazing, but not nearly so bad as all that. snow queen <3 also, sung yuri <3 it took me a while to connect with her, but did i.

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I think hyunbin was even worse in that drama than yuri lool... she was actually watchable in that one in contrast to hyunbin's whiny bumming mess.

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ditto!

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What? Really? I loved her Character Bora-shhi! I loved her in snow queen.. as always.. What I like the others don't like. lol

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Love her in Snow Queen, i always remember her role as Bora.. She's an walking angel.

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Love her in Snow Queen, i always remember her role as Bora.. She's a walking angel.

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Oh my. Look at those purple lips. It must've been hell filming that scene.

I think I'll skip out on this one, just because this genre is something I tend to avoid.

I think her acting in Hong Gil Dong didn't show the full extent of her "natural" acting capabilities. The character Yi Nok required her to act with too much exaggeration (whereas Kang Ji Hwan got the more natural role), so she couldn't exactly pull out the best of her acting abilities. Nevertheless, she made Yi Nok endearing, which earned her a spot in my book.

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Wow look at those eyebags!

I thought she was pretty good in Hong Gil Dong. It was a bit rough at first, but she found her groove and improved as the series went on. I think she has improved a ton since A Thousand Years of Love. She was like a female Kim Hyun-joong in that one. I'm glad she picked up such a meaty role in an indie film- really shows that she loves acting for acting.

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i never thought i would like her before watching any of her dramas but after watching her in some dramas, i became a fan. she has improved a lot in her acting and its a good thing that she keeps challenging herself in different roles. I'm definitely looking forward to her future work.

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I wish people would give Sung Yuri more credit. She has gone through enough criticism on the early point of her career. The days of "hong gil dong". The comments that were made towards her were horrendous. But i'm glad she's determine to be an actress. The only reason why she's able to stay on top until this day.

I hope you come back to a rom-com next time. I miss your cute face!

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I can't imagine how subpar her acting was in her previous roles, as deemed by many. I've only seen her in Hong Gil Dong and I found her really endearing as Yi Nok as she shows some range of emotions there, from ridiculously silly to heartbreakingly sad...
And yes that purple lips, at first I thought why would she wear such color? Then I realized from the comments that it was the rainy, cold weather that caused that..

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she did a great job in hgd, mostly because the ditzy weirdo girl role is easy to do, but her other stuff has been so meh. hope this one turns out well for her.

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i think she's better than another idol turn actress today. on her years idol turn actress has harder time than today idol trun actress.
Today as long you have sexy image, aegyo image you can appear at drama.

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I've seen quite a few of her projects, and I only found her to be good in one specific episode of Snow Queen. However, I've got to give the girl credit for trying hard. I feel as if I'm always hearing about her taking part in an indie project to expand her range.

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i sincerely hope her effort and determination will pay off. Regardless of how she's conceived as an actress, there's just something unique about her that makes her lovable. i'm definitely giving this movie a fair go...i'll have to give it that much credit since she's pouring her heart and soul into making it :)

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I actually found her to be pretty good in Snow Queen! I really enjoy her character here more than in Hong Gil...

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Her only drama that I didn't watch is HGD. Love her in all her dramas that I have seen, esp. in Snow Queen.

Wish her the best in this indie film. And I salute her for at least trying to step out of her comfort zone. Sung Yuri, fighting!

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I have to agree with you girlfriday.

Although I would not consider Sung Yuri's acting to be bad per se but I too had difficulty connecting with her in the character she has portrayed in Hong Gil Dong and Snow Queen.

I could connect more with the male actors in both dramas than with her.

I think it has something to do with the fact that she came out rather wooden, mechanical or even pedestrian in her portrayals.

Contrasting her with Son Ye Jin, Shin Mina, Kim Su Na and a few others, they were all able to REACH out to me on many different emotional and intellectual levels but not Sung Yuri.

Just my humble opinion.

But I still think that everyone deserves the opportunity to stretch their ability and so should be given the chance and room to do so. :)

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I really liked her character in hgd ...she was charming ...very cute ...she's one of my favourite actress, not because she's great, just because she's cute and was pretty funny ...she was like a comic character...i think her worst acting was in "the prince's first love", but i really liked that drama it was so romantic and she was cute ^^

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While I wish SY well in her indie film, I'm going to have to disagree and say that her acting in HGD was, well, amateurish.

Since I didn't see any of her earlier roles, I can't comment on how bad she was earlier or how much she had improved since then, but she definitely needs to further develop as an actress.

Yes, her role in HGD was "cute" and "cheery" and had some sad/dramatic moments where she could show her acting ability, but it was a bit too artificial/forced for me (whether she was being cheerful or sad, it was too obvious to me that she was just trying "to act", rather than letting it be "natural"; her "cute act" bugged me rather than endear me to her unlike Shin Min Ah in MGISG, or pretty much anything SMA is in, or YEH in CP).

But then again, I may be colored, since I thought HGD was just barely OK, even KJH (sorry DB), w/ his overuse of certain mannerisms (which bugged the crap out of me); the best thing arising out of HGD was Kim Ri Na.

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Isn't the story the same as "will it snow for christmas"?!?? Er.

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we all love her but her acting roles after her finkl days weren't great choices and she has been commented on them before
her music clip with brave brothers and hong gil dong was great but she needs to be in a strong character role to make us believe her acting

she hasn't been successful as you eun hye but she keeps trying

i hope she does well in the future and take all criticism on her chin

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Woooaaahh........This film must be interesting because I am bit of surprised that it's about based on a true story, wow, I don't mind I will watch this film Noona, of course.

Sung Yuri, Do well & FIGHTING! =)

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I liked her work in One Fine Day! I think she did well. She just looked a bit old for the role at times, maybe because she's tall?

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She is one of my fave actresses no matter what ppl say. Snow queen was a bit of a mess, maybe the horrible plot n storyline played a part. The other two shows I've seen her in are Hong Gil Dong (which I loved) n the movie Rabbit n Lizard. The lAtter was too depressing n I didn't manage to finish it but she was great as Yinok the bambling lass. She was ditsy but definitely endearing n I thought she enjoyed great rapport with the oh so cute Kang Jihwan.

I hope this movie finally gives her the commercial n critical recognition (never found her convincing in Finkl or liked the group very much) to set her apart from the Kim Taehees of the world

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I love her acting and have seen her in several things! She made me cry in Snow Queen! Will enjoy this one too.

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I like Sung Yuri's acting .Sometimes ,its really the role-where the actor/actress can't do much anyway. I hope to see her in offbeat role like in HGD -where she did a lot of stunts herself .How many actresses can do that ? She can also sing,dance and play the piano .

Many times its this bias against idols turned actors again that makes some people overly critical .Why ? I don't get it myself . Is it the idols' fault they have more gifts than others ? Some actors really suck and they don't have any other talents as well . And yet I don't see them being lambasted . Or actors try to be singers and yet people find it cute even if their notes are flat or they are just out of tune . Let us be fair . Its ok to be critical when there is need to be critical but not because it is just a habit .

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I really likme sungyuri and i think her acting is great

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i love you.im iranian

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hmm i missed this bit of info. i think it says something about her dedication to acting that she keeps doing these indie projects. i saw 'rabbit and lizzard' and she wasn't bad.

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I think she's one of the most improved singer turned actress and I've loved mostly all her dramas and movie! She's a lot better than some of those overrated popular actresses!

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One fine day & snow queen are the best korean melodrama, period.

I'm not sure why there are so many negatives comments about Sung Yuri. Bunch of jealous women?

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i love sung yuri. i love all her movies/dramas.

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Sung YuRi is the best. No matter what comments, we have put our trust in her. She gave us a very good impression and we will continue supporting her.

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