Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung revealed her long battle with acting in a recent interview.
On August 29th, production company Taewon Entertainment‘s Jung Tae Won, director Kim Young Joon, along with actors Kim Seung Woo, Oh Ji Ho, Kim Min Jung, Sooyoung, Lim Hyung Joon, and Choi Yoon So attended the press conference for tvN‘s medical drama ‘Third Hospital‘ at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul.
Sooyoung was the first of the Girls’ Generation member to pursue acting however this was the first time that she will be acting in a legitimate drama.
“After the movie ‘Hello Schoolgirl‘, I almost took on various projects but the situations didn’t work out so I was unable to. I wondered what project was going to come my way (after all the missed opportunities) and then I encountered ‘Third Hospital’…
Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, Jessica, and other members were taking on new challenges as actresses but I wasn’t able to. I thought, ‘Maybe acting is not my path’. Even before my debut, I auditioned for various projects 70 times and was met with defeat every time.“
‘Third Hospital’ is a medical drama about a prodigy neurosurgeon, Kim Do Hyun (Kim Seung Woo) and a prodigy doctor specializing in Asian medicine, Kim Seung Hyun (Oh Ji Ho) who work in a hospital that combines both western and Asian medical practices.
The first episode of ‘Third Hospital’ will air on Wednesday, September 5th at 11pm.