Kim Ok Bin Talks About The Weight Of Responsibility She Felt Because Of Her Lead Role In Well-Received Film The Villainess
Through interviews with Vogue Korea and GQ Korea, Kim Ok Bin recently talked about the responsibility she felt because of her lead role in The Villainess, a Korean action film that premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival just a few days ago.
In The Villainess, Kim Ok Bin plays the role of ruthless assassin, Sook Hwe, who was taught to kill from a very young age. The film is saturated with intense action sequences that kept viewers at the edges of their seats in Cannes. The film received a lengthy standing ovation after its midnight premiere from the audience, which included famed director Park Chan Wook.
The actress said, I felt like I had to do really well in The Villainess in order for there to be more films in the future with a female lead at the center. That was the burden of responsibility I felt I had to carry because of my role, expressing the determination she felt while filming the movie.
She expressed her confidence in filming action scenes and said, I poured eight months of my life into the filming of The Villainess. There was a point during filming in which those difficult action scenes became easy for me to do, which was the most exciting feeling.