High Kick’s Kim Ji-won in Elle Girl
Kim Ji-won is one of the new young rookies in the sitcom High Kick 3: Counterattack of the Short Legs, and I think bound to be one of the big stars launched by the show (along with Lee Jong-seok, in particular). And thanks to her heightened profile on the series, she’s already landed a fashion magazine spread, in the upcoming issue of Elle Girl.
Despite her youth (19) and lack of acting experience (she has one film on her resumé, Romantic Heaven), Kim shows an assuredness onscreen that translates well to her character. Ji-won in the show is refreshingly left of center; not so quirky as to be 4-D, but just offbeat enough to keep you (and also her friend/neighbor/crush Yoon Kye-sang) surprised on a regular basis. Also leaving a small-hearted Soo-jung (Krystal) stewing in jealousy, but the less said about her, the better.
Kim explained that after Romantic Heaven and prior to the premiere of High Kick 3, she’d spent a lot of time preparing for the big role. “In a sitcom, you never shoot any scenes completely alone, so that helped me bond quickly with the other actors. The actors are always giving and taking, adjusting to each other, and that process is thrilling and fun.”
Kim Ji-won’s issue of Elle Girl hits stands in November, and her sitcom High Kick 3 airs Monday through Friday.