BY Julie Jones | Aug 03, 2015 10:04 AM EDT
In "My Love Eun Dong" Kim Sa Rang played a writer who wondered why the story she was working on seemed so familiar. She wondered why she identified with the character of Eun Dong so much. As it turned out, she was Eun Dong and due to an accident had forgotten that part of her life.
Now that the drama is over, Kim Sa Rang has admitted that she is having a hard time letting go of Eun Dong. They have so much in common.
In an interview with the Korean media outlet TV Report, she spoke about the character.
"I wanted to be Eun Dong for a little longer," she said. "But I think it was the best time to end it."
Kim says that Eun Dong is closer to her than any character she has previously played.
"Those around me say I was a lot like my usual self and they prefer it that way too. Even my mother calls me Eun Dong."
Eun Dong was a meaningful role for her in more ways than one. It was a comeback for the former Miss Universe contestant. She has not appeared in a drama since 2010 when she played Yoon Sang Hyun's ex in "Secret Garden." She has not appeared in a film since 2008.
And Eun Dong was a different kind of character for Kim who has often portrayed more sophisticated sexy characters. It restored her enthusiasm for acting.
"My Love Eun Dong" gave me permission to become an actress. The pubic accepted me as Ji Eun Dong. I wanted to rest after work in the past, but now I don't. Eun Dong changed me and I could do better. I'll do better in work to come."
TV Report asked the actress if she had ever been loved like Eun Dong was. In the JTBC drama, actor Ji Eun Ho, played by Joo Jin Mo, dedicates his life to finding his lost love. Fame and money are nothing compared to their reunion. The actress said that she did not currently have a boyfriend, but she does seem to be a romantic.
When asked about her ideal type, she mentioned Nicholas Hoult, the star of the zombie romantic comedy "Warm Bodies." She's fond of romantic comedies such as "Notting Hill" and "The Notebook," so "My Love Eun Dong" was just the kind of story she liked.
Next she would like to try another film.
"I want to try a movie, something in the fall as it's approaching soon."
And she would not mind playing a sexy role again as long as there was more to it.
"I'm even more grateful if the role doesn't end there.'
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