'Anna' Suzy says "I was drawn by such an attractive character"

연합뉴스 / 2022-06-22 11:01:09
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▲ This photo, provided by Coupang Play, shows Suzy. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) – S. Korean singer and actress Suzy has returned to play the character who has "Ripley Syndrome” and lives as two people with completely different educational backgrounds, past, and names. Ripley Syndrome refers to an antisocial personality disorder, which denies one’s reality and lives in fantasy while lying.

Coupang Play held a press conference at Conrad Seoul in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, on Tuesday and announced that it will release a six-part series "Anna" for the first time on June 24.

"Anna" depicts the story of Yumi, who has a lot of deficiencies and many things that she wants to try, living a new life under a new name.

▲ This photo, provided by Coupang Play, shows the press conference held for Coupang Play's "Anna." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Suzy, who played the role of Yumi and Anna as her first solo lead, said, "The character was so attractive so it strongly appealed to me,” adding, “Although I had a lot of burdens, I had an odd sense of confidence because I believed that I could showcase a very different side of me.”

Suzy plays about 20 years from the teenage years of Yumi to Anna in her late 30s. She explained, "I carefully focused on acting so that viewers can feel the difference between Yumi and Anna just by looking at their eyes.”

Suzy, who asked for advice from a psychologist to express her emotions, said, "Yumi feels more guilty than I thought during the process of turning into Anna," adding, "I thought I wouldn't have overcome it while playing extreme anxiety in the scene."

The actress also mentioned that she learned sign language to play the scene of Yumi talking to her mother, adding, "It was a difficult but meaningful experience."

The person who makes Yumi humble and awakened is her boss Hyeon-ju, who seems to have everything while growing up with everyone's attention.

Jung Eun-chae, who played the role of a wealthy Hyun-ju, emphasized, "The drama revolves around a woman, but I was attracted by how it features many three-dimensional female characters."

She added, "There are many cool and independent women and I hope many people will sympathize with various and broad-minded women in the series."

Kim Jun-han, who plays Anna's husband Ji-hoon, introduced the role as "a person who has extraordinary ambition and does everything in his way to achieve the goal."

Regarding the adaptation of ‘Anna’’s original novel "A Friendly Stranger," Kim explained, "The fresh story harmonized with the director's cinematic gaze," adding, "I thought it has a solid story line from the time I received the script."

Park Ye-young, who plays Ji-won, the only college senior who Anna trusts, introduced her as a person who lives hard with moral belief and strong will, saying, "This makes Ji-won feel altruistic unlike other characters."

Moreover, she stated, "Unlike the usual images of the three actors, they show an evil side in the play and I think this unexpected charm is another interesting point to focus on.”

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Sun Min.)



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