Kim Da-mi Thrilled to Bring Webtoon Character to Life in New TV Series

  • January 30, 2020 17:28
JTBC '이태원 클라쓰' 제작발표회 / 사진: 조선일보 일본어판 이대덕 기자,
JTBC '이태원 클라쓰' 제작발표회 / 사진: 조선일보 일본어판 이대덕 기자,

Starlet Kim Da-mi expressed excitement about her first TV series at a press event in Seoul on Jan. 30, just a day ahead of its airing. Her co-stars Park Seo-joon, Kwon Na-ra and Yoo Jae-myung also attended the event.

Based on a popular web cartoon of the same title, "Itaewon Class" is about youngsters who strive for success while fighting against social barriers. Kim plays a woman who is highly intelligent but suffers from sociopathic tendencies.

Kim's mystery film "The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion" in 2018, in which she showed impressive acting skills, allowed her to make her small-screen debut in the series.

Asked about why she accepted a role in "Itaewon Class," she said, "I read the webtoon first, and it was so interesting that I finished it in just three hours. I've never encountered such a character before, and I thought it would be fun to play."

She added, "I knew there would be many difficulties, but director Kim Sung-yun encouraged me to take liberties in creating the character in my own way."

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