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Exclusive: Why Chun Woo Hee Chose Delightf ully Deceitful, Relationship With Kim Dong Wook And Yoon Baek

Chun Woo Hee is known in the K-entertainment world for his unique selection of characters on the small screen. Be it as drama screenwriter Kim Jin Joo in Be Melodramatic, where he displayed a willingness to take a fresh look at an otherwise cliched arc, or as Lee Na Mi in the recently released Unlocked, where She played the role of a hardworking office goer trapped in the phone. Scam, he is one of those people who should be kept an eye on.

Chun Woo Hee
Chun Woo Hee: courtesy of Studio Dragon

About Chun Woo Hee

Having first debuted in 2004, the South Korean star has been active in the acting industry for almost two decades now. With roles that have time and again set him apart from his peers in the industry, Chun Woo Hee has built up quite the filmography. Now, as Lee Ro Eum, she has once again challenged herself with a role that has allowed her to show off her emotional spectrum to great extent.

Chun Woo Hee’s interview

Speaking to us in an exclusive chat, the 36-year-old opened up about her recent role as Lee Ro Eum in the revenge crime drama Delightfully Deceptive, starring Kim Dong Wook and Yoon Baek. Playing the role of a genius thug, she seeks revenge on those who have wronged her childhood and meets an overly sympathetic lawyer, who uses her first for his own benefit and then for his enemies. Joins the army to fight. Here’s what the actress revealed during our conversation.

You have never been one to play easy characters and Lee Roh Um is like that too. What attracted you to him or the story?

The title ‘Delightfully Deceptive’ caught my attention. The play explores the tension between an overly-sympathetic con artist and an empathy-challenged lawyer working together. Lee Ro-um’s intricate web-like relationships with different people were fascinating.

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Lee Ro Um breaks the fourth wall countless times throughout the show to talk to the audience. How fun or confusing was it to be a genius con artist detailing all your schemes?

It was really encouraging to be given the chance to portray such a captivating character like Lee Ro-um. It was extremely enjoyable for me as an actor to discover a wide range of technical changes within a single show.

As fans of your work from when you were Lim Jin Joo to now as Lee Ro Um, it has been an amazing journey for us. How was it for you? What are you hoping to achieve as an actor?

As an actor I have developed a strong belief in my abilities, I am confident that I can portray and express a wide variety of roles effectively. I have high hopes to explore uncharted territories in acting and discover the untapped talents within me.

 

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