Song Seung Heon Talks About His Approach To Acting, Turning Points In His Career, And More
Nov 17, 2018
by K. Lew
Song Seung Heon recently talked about how his approach to acting had changed, the turning points in his acting career, how things have changed since his 20s, and more in an interview.
The actor made his debut as a clothing brand model in 1995, and began acting with MBC’s “Three Guys, Three Girls.” He rose to stardom with popular dramas such as “Autumn in My Heart,” “Summer Scent,” “East of Eden,” and more. He recently showed a very different kind of acting in OCN’s “Black” and “The Player,” and has continuously been active in various projects.
Song Seung Heon shared, “Personally, I don’t want to appear mysterious as an actor. When there’s a good project or character, I tend to do it. Though it’d be nice if every project was popular, it doesn’t happen just because I want it to. In the end, the only thing that’s left is the project. So if there’s a good project, I think that I have to do it.” He then shared how he had approached acting when he was younger, and commented, “To be honest, when I was in my 20s and 30s, I didn’t know how to act. I’d never prepared for acting, so it was hard to prepare for projects and it wasn’t fun. I just suddenly started acting one day. Not from pressure from those around me, but I acted under pressure and time flew by. That’s why I did acting, but I didn’t find acting fun when I was young. That’s why I obviously wasn’t praised. Even now, when I see ‘Autumn in My Heart,’ I want to switch the channel and think that, ‘That’s why I was cursed out.
Song Seung Heon laughed and remarked, “The thing that changed the way I thought about it was a letter from a fan. It said, ‘Please live a life where you’re thankful to yourself as someone who acts for his job.’ That really touched me. I thought again about how my job touched someone. I thought that whatever I did, I couldn’t do it haphazardly, and that I would have to do my best. Afterwards, I tried to make acting fun. After three to four years, I found acting fun, and became ambitious about acting.” https://www.soompi.com/article/1264667wpp/song-seung-heon-talks-approach-act