Jang Na-ra feels familiar with acting out pregnancy

By Chung Joo-won
  • Published : Jun 30, 2014 - 17:54
  • Updated : Jun 30, 2014 - 17:54

Singer-turned-actress Jang Na-ra said on Monday that playing her character on MBC’s new rom-com “Fated to Love You” was not so difficult.

The actress told reporters at a press conference held in Yeouido, Seoul, that she felt comfortable acting as a pregnant woman, as she previously played two characters who gave birth to twins in two separate Chinese dramas. 

The still photos show the scenes from "Fated to Love You." (OSEN)

“I think my character Mi-young (in the rom-com) is in fact a plus to an actress’s career, since I can show different emotional sides (in one character),” Jang said. “At one point I would be a childlike Ms. Friendly, then a pregnant (single) mother, and at another time turn into a suffering woman… It is a great opportunity for me to act out all these roles in a single character.”

Jang stars in “Fated to Love You” with actor Jang Hyuk, who costarred with her another romantic comedy series called “Successful Story of a Bright Girl” in 2002.

“Fated to Love You” portrays the love story of a highly unlikely couple -- the only heir of a conglomerate family and an ordinary girl who came out of nowhere. Jang Hyuk plays Lee Gun, a stuck-up aristocrat who has been indulged by his business tycoon family his whole life.

The heir happens to impregnate the virtual nobody Kim Mi-young, played by Jang Na-ra, plunging both of them into a labyrinth of romantic plight.

The Wednesday-Thursday rom-com airs its first episode on July 2 at 10 p.m. 

Actress Jang Na-ra and actor Jang Hyuk attend the press conference for the MBC's new rom-com drama "Fated to Love You" in Seoul, Monday. (OSEN)

By Chung Joo-won (joowonc@heraldcorp.com)