Eugene to Star in Musical Version of 'Innocent Steps'
March 30, 2007 | 18,917
Amid the growing interest in musicals based on hit movies, several musical versions of movies and TV dramas will be staged this year. Smash-hit Korean movies including "Singles," "Love, So Divine," "My Love My Bride" and "Old Miss Diary" will revisit audiences on stages in the coming months.
The musical "Innocent Steps" or "&45828;&49436;&51032; &49692;&51221;" began its three-month run yesterday at the Baekam Art Hall in Samsung-dong, southern Seoul.
It has received much media attention because it features Korean actress Eugene, a former member of popular girl group S.E.S and now a TV actress.
Eugene debuted in 1997 as a member of S.E.S, and has more recently become a successful TV actress. She has also tried film acting, with a leading role in upcoming film "Unstoppable Marriage," which is scheduled to be released in April.
"I always wanted to do musicals. But I was hesitant because I wasn't sure I had what it took. Now I will do my best with this musical," said Eugene during a news conference held at the Baekam Art Hall in Samsung-dong on Wednesday. "I am still clumsy at acting on the stage because it is my first theatrical experience. But I am enjoying myself more than I expected," she said.
In "Innocent Steps," Eugene plays Chae-rin, a Korean-Chinese girl who comes to Seoul on a residence visa issued through a fake marriage. As part of the deal, Chae-rin is forced to learn dancing for a national competition under the guidance of her husband Young-se, a frustrated professional dancer.
Source: The Korea Herald