Oh Na-ra (48), a popular actress who has mastered the stage, drama, entertainment, and even the screen, confessed, “I have concerns about image consumption.”
In a recent interview with ‘Apkkoojeong’ (director Im Jin-soon) at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Oh Na-ra said, “There is something I worry about the most these days.
I am worried that my image as an actor is being over-consumed.”
He said, “I don’t do a lot of entertainment, but as I was doing ‘Sixth Sense Season 3,’ I was exposed frequently, and since I’m appearing a lot these days, I wondered if I was being consumed too much. I don’t know the proper line. Once I get a question, I’m the type to talk about everything honestly, so I often talk about my lover without hiding it, but I’m also concerned that it will be boring for people who see it to be exposed too much.”
When she said, “I don’t think it’s something to worry about,” Oh Na-ra said, “As many people support and love me, I feel a sense of responsibility and a need to do better. As an actor, I want to show a better image and acting. That’s why I worry a lot about this and that,” she confessed honestly.
To the question “Do you want to transform?”, “I am always open about roles. Any work, any role, I am excited about. Take an attitude of learning anything. It’s hard every time, and I go through countless slumps, but even so, it always helps me after it passes. Through that repeated process, we have come this far, and we will continue to do so in the future.”
In fact, with his long-term experience, he performed more brilliantly than anyone else this year. At the 43rd Blue Dragon Film Awards held on the 25th of last month, she won the best supporting actress award for the movie ‘Genreman Romance’ and hit her heyday.
Oh Na-ra recalled that time and said, “It’s really ridiculous. I didn’t even think of it. Even now, when I think about it, my whole body trembles.”
He said, “I lost my memory while going up to the podium. He got goosebumps as soon as he heard the ‘chapter’ of ‘Genre Only Romance’ under the stage, and he lost his sense of reality. I was truly grateful to senior Kim Hye-soo for saying that I deserved the award. If we see each other later, I want to formally say hello.” She put her hands together.
“As expected, I don’t think it’s better to be greedy and wish for something. Rather, I emptied it as much as possible and put it down to see what happened. (Laughs) Life is so fun and amazing… I don’t think I can see anything in front of me. Seeing how actors Jin Seon-kyu and Jung Sang-hoon, whom I always sweated and cheered for on stage, were doing well, I sincerely clapped and cheered for them, but this time I received a hearty congratulation from them. I’m really happy.
At the time of the award, Oh Na-ra also drew attention by conveying her feelings for her lover Kim Do-hoon in her acceptance speech. He said, “When my name was called that day, my boyfriend cried.” “It always happens when something good happens to me. The person who always keeps and supports me like that,” she once again expressed her deep affection.
“My boyfriend always told me not to be strict with myself and that if you want to run for a long time, the only thing left in the end is people. When I won the award, they said they cried while watching it at a sundaeguk restaurant. Friends next to my boyfriend rang the golden bell, and I was grateful that everyone liked it as if it were their own work. This is really touching.” (continued in interview ②)
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