BY Julie Jones | Nov 18, 2015 12:39 PM EST
Park Bo Young no longer wants to play girls that are fragile, sweet or innocent. That's why she chose her latest drama and film roles. In a recent interview with The Korea Times, Park spoke about her roles in the drama "Oh My Ghostess" and her character in the upcoming film "You Call That Passion."
"I shot this film before Oh My Ghostess, and at that time my acting roles seemed to be limited to fragile girls," said Park. "But as soon as I found out that my new role would be a rookie employee, I decided to show a character that people of my age can empathize with."
In her new film she plays a fledgling reporter named La Hee. Her character lands a prize job in the entertainment section of a sports newspaper and she's excited about realizing her dream. Of course, the workplace reality is nothing like her dream. For a start, she has a difficult boss, played by Jung Jae Young, who soon dampens her enthusiasm.
Based on the novel of the same name "You Call That Passion" the film offers a comic look at the harsh realities of the media workplace. Being a rookie is not easy. And La Hee soon discovers the less attractive aspects of celebrity journalism.
As Park never worked in an office, she drew on her experiences as a rookie actress to create her character.
"When I was shooting 'You Call It Passion,' I was reminded of the days when I just started acting," said Park. "At that time, I did not get paid much and I just focused on appearing in as many scenes as possible."
The actress debuted in the drama "Secret Campus" with Lee Min Ho. She is best known for her roles in the films "Scandal Makers" with co-star Cha Tae Hyun and "Werewolf Boy" with co-star Song Joong Ki. All her characters were sweet and innocent until she played a tough talking gang girl in the 2014 film "Hot Young Bloods" with Lee Jong Suk. In "Oh My Ghostess" she played a shy chef who is possessed by a lusty ghost.
In 2015 Park also appeared in the mystery thriller "The Silenced" and co-starred in the film "Collective Invention" with Lee Kwang Soo.
Jung Ki Hoon, who wrote "Goodbye Mom" wrote the screenplay for "You Call That Passion" and directed the film. "You Call That Passion" premieres on November 25. The film also stars Oh Dal Su as a managing editor.
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