Kim Hee-seon smiles brightly in front of local reporters to promote his upcoming Monday and Tuesday series "The Great Doctor" (tentative title) at the press conference held at SBS in Seoul, South Korea on August 9, 2012. [Lee Ki-won/10Asia]
Breaking her six-year hiatus since her last drama in 2006, Korean actress Kim Hee-seon has expressed that she felt quite comfortable in taking on her new role in SBS' upcoming TV series.
While talking and smiling brightly at the press conference for SBS' "The Great Doctor" (tentative title) held in Seoul on August 9, the Korean sweetheart talked about how weird yet excited she felt in resuming her acting career as her character Yoo Eun-soo in the series.
“To tell you the truth, it feels really awkward being at a press conference. Just like in the highlighted clips, I probably cursed the most while shooting 'The Great Doctor' than I have done so throughout my entire acting......but it is just the way Yoo is," Kim confessed while slightly blushing.
“I think that Yoo's personality is pretty close to who I am in real life compared to the other roles that I have played till now. That's why, I am having such a great time shooting this drama though it has been a long while since I starred in a local project," the 36-year-old actress added.
Making her debut a model for a TV commercial in 1993, Kim has starred in almost 20 series and eight films during her acting career. Most of the works that Kim starred in portrayed her as an innocent and fragile woman which earned her the nickname of the Korean sweetheart in the 1990s.
In the fantasy historical drama, Kim's character Yoo, who used to be a regular surgeon, become a plastic surgeon in order to make more money.
However, due to a time slip, she is sent back in time to the Koryo Dynasty through the power of a warrior named Choi Young (played by actor Lee Min-ho).
Choi brings Yoo to the past in order for her to help the queen that is suffering from an illness, while there Yoo gradually starts to fall in love with Choi.
"The Great Doctor," produced by director-writer duo Kim Jong-hak and Song Ji-na of "The Legend," (MBC, 2007) will fill in the Monday and Tuesday primetime lineup starting August 13.
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