Suzy Bae Dishes On The Challenges Of Portraying Jin Chae Sun In ‘Dorihwaga’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Suzy Bae Dishes On The Challenges Of Portraying Jin Chae Sun In ‘Dorihwaga’
Bae Suzy at Miss A “Colors” showcase, 30 March 2015. March 30, 2015. Wikimedia Commons/Son Ji-young for News Metro Seoul/Uploaded by Chiyako92

Aside from being a famous celebrity and singer, and as part of the idol group Miss A, Suzy Bae is also known for her acting prowess, which was seen in the fact that her first appearance on the silver screen, in a film entitled “Architecture 101,” garnered praise and accolades from fans and critics alike. It has been three whole years since Suzy has graced the silver screen, but she will be doing it again in a film entitled “The Sound of a Flower (Dorihwaga), a period film in which she will be portraying the main character of the film, Jin Chae Sun. Read on to learn more about Suzy’s role in the film, and how she related to her character.

Suzy Bae, according to the reports on K Drama Stars and on All K Pop, is set to make her return to the silver screen with the film “The Sound of A Flower (Dorihwaga).” Many of her fans are looking forward to seeing her return to the silver screen, especially as her first venture into film, “Architecture 101,” which was released in 2012 that earned a lot of praise from fans and critics alike.


According to K Drama Stars, the movie follows Jin Chae Sun, a real life historical figure, who, during the Joseon period, disguised herself as a man in order to learn the art of pansori from the legendary teacher, Shin Jae Hyo, who founded one of the first few pansori schools.

Pansori is a form of musical storytelling in which the narrator retells a story by singing, accompanied by an instrument.

Jin Chae Sun became the first female pansori singer in recorded history.

According to the reports, the talented actress, during a recent press conference for the film, mentioned that it was a challenging role for her, and mentioned that even though she chose to appear in this film, she was still very nervous about doing justice to Korea’s first female pansori singer.


She also mentioned, according to reports, that she became quite emotional while doing the film, and actually cried when she first read the script.

According to her, she could relate to the struggles and challenges that Chae Sun had to go through, even though what Suzy herself went through wasn’t as life threatening as Chae Sun’s ordeal, as females weren’t allowed to become pansori singers back then.

Suzy mentioned that it made her think of all the hard work that she had to do while she was still a trainee at JYP Entertainment, and how she had to double her efforts, as her being in JYP was almost like a second chance for her, as she had earlier been eliminated when she tried to audition for Mnet Superstar K.

She also mentioned that she hoped to learn more about pansori, as she became more and more intrigued by it, as the film project progressed.

Are you  looking forward to Suzy’s silver screen comeback? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Son Ji-young for News Metro Seoul/Uploaded by Chiyako92 

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.