Luna, a member of the K-pop girl group f(x), made her acting debut on TV Chosun's new weekend drama. But despite it being her first shot at acting on TV, Luna has managed to acquit herself well and win over critics.
"I watched the first two episodes alone, and it was really awkward. I was very relieved that I watched them by myself," she said, while giggling shyly. "I heard that actors can't handle watching themselves at first. I think I went a little over the top, so now I'm trying to tone my acting down a little and not get overly excited."
Luna has already starred in two musicals, the Korean adaptations of the Hollywood films "Legally Blond" and "Coyote Ugly." But despite the misconception that acting in a TV drama is easier than singing and acting on stage, which requires a fuller range of skills, she said this was not the case.
"No way," said the young starlet. "A stage is a single space. But in a TV drama, each scene takes place in a different setting or location. And every little detail matters, such as the way you speak, and the way you move about for each scene."
"Singing and acting are both difficult, but I will do my best to be recognized in both fields," said Luna, who recently got admitted to Chungang University, where she will study musical theater. "I chose this major because I wanted to build a solid framework for acting, singing and dancing," she added.
Born the youngest daughter to a conductor father and a soprano mother, Luna has taken a slightly different path from the rest of her family. At university, her sister is studying vocal music and her brother musical composition.
"Since I was little, my dream has always been to become a singer," said Luna. "My family respected and supported my choice, so I will have to do my best not to let them down."
source: Chosun Ilbo