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Musical Actress Kim So Hyun

Musical Actress Kim So Hyun Musical Actress Kim So Hyun

The blooming life
of a natural fair lady

Musical actor Kim So Hyun

Three years have passed.

Back then, So Hyun Kim was rehearsing for the musical “Elisabeth”.
She was worried because it was her first musical piece after childbirth. “Can I do it well? Can I show them a good performance? How can I do my best without disappointing the audience? I have so many thoughts in my mind.” I still remember how she talked about her concerns, while drawing back her long, beautiful, and sleek hair. I did not expect to see her so worried. She graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Vocal Music, and she has always been the top actress ever since she played Christine from “The Phantom of the Opera”, which is a historical piece in Korea’s musical industry. It seemed to me that she did not need to exert much effort with her beautiful looks and amazing voice. However, I knew at that moment that the reason for her success was her ceaseless effort to reach the top, and not because she had everything. “The Last Empress”, which completed the grand national tour a while ago, was another result of her effort. It was performed in 18 cities, starting with the 20th anniversary performance, and it was all sold out within the time period of 10 months. “When I first received the offer, I politely declined. It was a grand piece, but I did not even dare to accept the role. I was uncertain if I could fill the shoes of the actress who previously played the role of “The Last Empress”. When the main character is the title of the piece, the burden is incomparable.
I took my courage when I received an offer for the 20th anniversary. I told myself that I should go for it and make an effort since it was a meaningful performance.” Fortunately, it was a huge success. Some people said that this was the best role for So Hyun Kim so far. “It has enriched the talent of my acting. My boss said, ‘See? wasn’t I right?’ after the tour because I didn’t accept the offer immediately. I learned so much from doing this piece. The role had a great depth to it, and I was able to see the stage from a different perspective. Above all, I learned so much as an actress.” Everyone knows about the great reviews that Kim is getting for “The Last Empress”. There was a flood of acclamation about the sublime performance and the excellent skills. It would not have been possible without her effort. “The next piece awaiting is ‘Mozart’. The rehearsal will soon commence, and it will be performed for two months starting from June 10. I had a short break after ‘The Last Empress’ and I will be busy again.” She called herself a workaholic. She seeks to hear that she is ‘really trying hard’ from her audience. This is also what she is stressing to her students, as she is currently teaching them in college in addition to acting. “I told them that we should all try our best. I also told them to enjoy and take advantage of their study time because they are lucky to be able to learn about musicals, whereas I had never had the chance to do so.” As a professor, Kim made her students perform one great piece per semester. Those pieces included the famous “Mamma Mia”, “Grease”, and “Les Miserables”. “I have chosen good pieces on purpose. I asked my students to put forth their greatest passion. The outcome was not important. I wanted them learn how important it is to be true to their roles and how precious the stage is. By doing so, they would best role for So Hyun Kim so far. “It has widened the breadth of my acting. My boss said, ‘See? wasn’t I right?’ after the tour because I didn’t accept the offer immediately. I learned so much from doing this piece. The role had a great depth to it, and I was able to see the stage from a different perspective. Above all, I learned so much as an actress.” Everyone knows about the great reviews that Kim is getting for “The Last Empress”. There was a flood of acclamation about the sublime performance and the excellent skills.

It would not have been possible without her effort.

“The next piece awaiting is ‘Mozart’. The rehearsal will soon commence, and it will be performed for two months starting from June 10. I had a short break after ‘The Last Empress’ and I will be busy again.” She called herself a workaholic. She seeks to hear that she is ‘really trying hard’ from her audience. This is also what she is stressing to her students, as she is currently teaching them in college in addition to acting. “I told them that we should all try our best. I also told them to enjoy and take advantage of their study time because they are lucky to be able to learn about musicals, whereas I had never had the chance to do so.” As a professor, Kim made her students perform one great piece per semester. Those pieces included the famous “Mamma Mia”, “Grease”, and “Les Miserables”. “I have chosen good pieces on purpose. I asked my students to put forth their greatest passion. The outcome was not important. I wanted them to learn how important it was to be true to their roles and how precious the stage was. By doing so, they would be able to learn that a stage performance will never come back. That, in itself, is a big gain.” An actress' effort is ‘the consideration for the audience’. The public is often hurt by actors/actresses who trust their talents or popularity too much that they do not pay attention to their audience. In this respect, Kim is a thoughtful actress who is always sincere toward her audience. She is also considerate of herself, as she also knows how to be considerate of others. Her honesty for others is possible because consideration underlies everything about her life.

Musical actor Kim So Hyun

I like being a woman.
I am not trying to be sexually biased, but I like the significance of
‘being a woman’.”

It’s not about being protected or working less because I am a woman, but instead it is about enhancing what I have without giving it up.

I want to take good care of myself and stay beautiful for the rest of my life. I want to be a beautiful wife, a beautiful mother, a beautiful daughter, and a beautiful person.” The studio was filled with light even with the lighting off throughout the shooting. She was chatting and laughing with the staff while listening to the cherry blossom song one minute, and she was keenly focused as if it was a stage the next minute. Her perfect smile and her long, straight hair have not changed since her debut, and she appeared as pretty as a flower. She once said to me that her taste is set on ordinary things that last regardless of the trends. If you think about it, she has always been there. She has just added depth