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Kim Ji Won's Dream As An Actress Becomes True Sooner Than She Thought Because Of 'Descendants of the Sun'

By April 2, 2016 at 7:29 am
Kim Ji Won plays a solider in "Descendants of the Sun." In this photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard on patrol at the customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) office on February 11, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. (Photo : Chung Sung-Jun |Getty Images Korea)

Kim Ji Won who plays Yoon Myeong Joo in the current Asia sensation "Descendants of the Sun," one of the four lead characters alongside those of Song Joong Ki's, Song Hye Kyo's and Jin Goo's. Kim was nervous working with such big names in the industry, trying to give her best shot to keep up with the other three, The ChosunIlbo reported.

For instance, Kim talked about her role: "I had to think very hard about how to set the tone of my voice because I have to speak like a soldier. But my efforts paid off, and I think I achieved more than I expected thanks to all the help I got from my co-stars."

Kim was born in South Korea on Oct. 19, 1992 as per her Asianwiki profile. She appeared in drama series "High Kick! 3" in 2011, "What's Up?" in 2011, "To the Beautiful You" in 2012, "The Heirs" in 2013 from which she earned New Star Award that year, "Gap Dong" in 2014 and "Hide Identity" in 2015.

She starred in the TV film "Waiting for Love" in 2013 as well as in films "Romantic Heaven" in 2011 as well as in "Horror Stories" I and II in 2012 and 2013.

Kim Ji Won dreamed of becoming an actress who would be known to every granny in the neighborhood, thanks to "Descendants of the Sun," that dream is met sooner than she thought. Talking about life's opportunities, the actress said it is something anyone has no control about. "I never knew 'Descendants of the Sun' would come to me. It is a very meaningful and life-changing opportunity that helped me mature as an actress."

The 23-year-old actress sees herself to be more careful in making decisions and use the good chance she has now in directing her career path. Kim Ji Won, after "Descendants of the Sun" is more determined to be committed to whatever task she will have. She disclosed that if given the chance, she wants her next role to be a spirited, youthful character.

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