K-Pop idol, BoA, sat down with Korea JoongAng Daily and answered questions on her move into acting and her role in “Make Your Move,” which is in theaters now!
It is truly an exciting moment for K-Pop fans, getting to watch one of our idols on the big screen in the United States and internationally. For those wondering, “Make Your Move” tells the story of a Korean-Japanese girl, Aya, who moves to New York City to follow her dreams of being a dancer. Romance is ignited between her and character Donny, played by Derek Hough.
When asked, when did she decide to join the film, BoA stated, “I was asked to play in the film back in 2011, when I still did not have any thoughts about starting an acting career. But as the director came to my concert in Japan and asked me about the project, I thought that I could give it a go. And as it was a dance film, I had less pressure. Being part of a film production was truly an exciting experience because everything was about cooperating with each other to fulfill a common goal. Nothing could be done at the individual level. Thus it actually motivated me a lot, since I’ve worked as a solo artist over the years.”
This is primarily a dance role for BoA, as she did not want her character to sing in the film and confuse her singer image with the character. She was asked how dancing in the film compares to dancing on stage as BoA, to which she replied, “I have been a solo artist for about 14 years, so it’s kind of awkward to dance with someone else. And when that other person is a guy, it gets worse. When I first joined the film, I freaked out when Derek touched me in the dance moves. It took weeks for me to adapt to the situation. Dancing in the film was a whole different experience since I had to convey the feelings of my character through dancing.”
She wraped up by stating that she has only just started as an actress so she tries to not put too much pressure on herself. We can’t wait to see more of her acting abilities in the years to come!
Check out the full interview here. For those who may not have seen, the music video for “Let Me In,” features clips from the movie! Join us as we celebrate BoA’s big break into acting.
Source: Korea JoongAng Daily
Article by: Laura Dees
Edited by: Karolina
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