Actress Park Shin Hye has become one of the biggest actresses in the region – but she keeps herself grounded with humility
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Your character this time is feistier. Will you be leaning towards this kind of role in the future?
It depends on what comes knocking next. I’m interested to play darker roles for my next dramas. It would be a change from my usual dramas and I’m looking forward to it.
Like the young Hye Jung, you were also hurt by unkind people. How did you deal with negative comments?
First, you need to take yourself less seriously and keep your ego in check. A lot of times, we tend to overreact because of a comment. For example, someone can say that my acting is bad, but there would be another person who’ll say I’ve improved.
It’s all about perspective also. You choose what you want to listen. I choose to take criticism as a motivation to become better. I’ve been acting since young and the last thing I want is to be stagnant. I am glad to get all the support and feedback, it helps me.
Can you share with us about the toughest time in your life? How did you overcome it?
It would be when I first started out as an actress and was still going to school. It was difficult to be in the centre of attention at such a young age.
I’m glad I had family who made sure I grew up with proper care. For that, I am very thankful.