Favorite Korean Actresses: Kim Ha Eun
Kim Ha Eun goes into my “favorite underrated actresses” category. She is so amazing and yet she hasn’t had many major roles yet! *pouts* You may recognize her as the lead actress in the sageuk Conspiracy in the Court, which didn’t do well ratings-wise but still earned a loyal following amongst k-drama fans. But shame on me, I still haven’t gotten around to watching Conspiracy in the Court. O_____O”” (I’m just not ready for a dark sageuk yet..)
Anyways, I first discovered Kim Ha Eun through her role as Seol Hwa (Sul Hwa) in Chuno. I absolutely adored Seol Hwa, and in the process, began to adore Kim Ha Eun as well. She managed to make her supporting character of Seol Hwa into a lively and cheerful, yet not too annoying, character. Seol Hwa would always brighten up the screen and that is what impressed me most. Kim Ha Eun just has that “it” factor, that spark of life that makes a difference. I also loved her folk singing in Chuno, which was a really nice touch!
Kim Ha Eun Scene in Chuno:
Aside from her roles in Conspiracy in the Court and Chuno, the rest of Kim Ha Eun’s works tend to go quietly unnoticed. She has played supporting characters in Thorn Birds, Soldier (God of War), and just recently, Jang Ok Jung. I think she was underutilized in Thorn Birds, but I rather enjoyed her short role as the servant Chun Sim in Soldier. Even though Chun Sim is a villain, Kim Ha Eun portrays her as a flawed and human character. I have only seen a bit of Kim Ha Eun in Jang Ok Jung, but I am hoping that she will work her magic in that drama as well!