ENTERTAINMENT

Ku Hye-sun to write, direct, star in her next movie

By Claire Lee
  • Published : Nov 20, 2013 - 19:47
  • Updated : Nov 20, 2013 - 19:47
Ku Hye-sun. (Joy n Contents Group)
Filmmaker, actress, singer and artist Ku Hye-sun is up for a new challenge.

She is to write, direct and star in her next movie project titled “Daughter.” It is her first time taking up the three roles all at the same time.

The film is said to be about a difficult relationship between an abusive, demanding mother and her daughter. Veteran actress Shim Hye-jin has been cast to play the mother, while Ku will be playing the tormented daughter.

Ku, who broke into the Korean entertainment industry in the early 2000s by posting pictures of herself online and achieving the status of “eoljjang” ― a term for those who become famous for their good looks ― has appeared in numerous TV dramas including “Boys over Flowers” and “Take Care of Us, Captain.”

She made her debut as a film director in 2009 with her first short, “The Madonna.” She released last year her second feature film “The Peach Tree,” starring actress Nam Sang-mi and actor Jo Seung-woo.

By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)