She was the primary S Korean actress to win the Artistic Arts Emmy for Excellent Visitor Actress for Squid Video games in 2022. After scripting historical past, Lee You Mi now showcases her superhuman energy in SLL’s current hit Sturdy Woman Nam-Quickly. (Additionally learn: Unique interview: Thai heartthrob Shiny needs to play Ranveer Singh’s Rocky Randhawa)
A spin-off of the favored 2017 collection Sturdy Woman Bong-soon.
Lee You Mi is Nam Quickly, a lady with indomitable energy, a attribute that solely the ladies in her household possess. Misplaced as a baby in Mongolia, she returns dwelling to South Korea to search out her mother and father, however realises issues usually are not as she imagined them to be. She, alongside together with her mom performed by Kim Jung Eun and cop Kang Hee-sik (Ong Seong-wu), get caught in a messy battle involving a drug cartel and the formidable mafioso Ryu Shi Oh (Byeong Woo Seok).
In an unique interview with The Hindustan Occasions, Lee You Mi talks about headlining Nam Quickly, her love for Indian movies and what would she do if she changed into her character.
We final spoke quickly after your Emmy Win, what has the yr been like for you?
Lee You Mi: I’ve been taking pictures JTBC’s Sturdy Woman Nam-soon in addition to Netflix’s Mr. Plankton, due to these, I’m having one other comfortable yr whereas rising day by day.
You will have effortlessly carried Nam Quickly in your shoulders and the present has been wholesomely entertaining. Was there any nervousness or anticipation coming into the present, given the recognition of Sturdy Woman Bong-Quickly, and the comparisons which can be sure to occur?
Lee You Mi: Since Sturdy Woman Bong-Quickly acquired a number of love and was an awesome piece, I loved it too. I used to be nervous, beneath the strain that I too ought to have the ability to pull it off and carry the great collection ahead. Then again, additionally curious and anticipated the performing involving fantasy components.
Nam Quickly is an endearing character, she is loyal, has a humorous sense of humour and her indomitable energy. What was it like enjoying her, and the way did she problem you as an actor? Are there any similarities between you as an individual and Nam Quickly?
Lee You Mi: I did a lot of wire motion scenes, and I can say that I grew to become a grasp of the wire whereas enjoying ‘Nam-soon’ as a result of she is a personality with superhuman energy DNA. I reckon that I did many new challenges that I can’t simply expertise as an actor. It was nice to carry out wild motion, Mongolian, and pureness collectively (laughs).
Your chemistry with each your co-actors Byeon Woo Seok and Ong Seong Wu is superb. What was it like working collectively?
Lee You Mi: Each actors Ong Seong-wu, and Byeon Woo-Seok, are enjoyable folks once you get to know them. As they have been round my age, I felt extra comfy with them. So while on set, we chatted and joked round lots whereas ready for shoots. It was an satisfying set for me, due to these two actors.
Most satisfying scene within the present and the one which challenged you most?
Lee You Mi: Essentially the most satisfying scene and probably the most difficult scene was the identical whereas I used to be engaged on Sturdy Woman Nam-soon. It was a scene the place Nam-soon noticed that the fireplace get away and leapt contained in the constructing to avoid wasting the kids after which occurred to fulfill her mom. Because it was my first time with the wire motion, it was an enormous problem for me. I believe this type of problem made me most joyful as effectively.
In the event you could possibly be Nam Quickly for a day, what would you do?
Lee You Mi: I wish to make the most of Nam-soon’s terrific velocity. I’ve been travelling to a number of provinces to shoot my subsequent venture nowadays as a result of there’s a number of site visitors and it takes a very long time to go, I’ve been considering ‘If I ran like Nam-soon, wouldn’t I have already got gotten there?’, ‘I wish to have Nam-soon’s velocity.’
You will have been a part of three vastly fashionable reveals within the final two years, Squid Recreation, All Of Us Are Lifeless and now Sturdy Woman Nam Quickly. What are the sorts of roles and tales you’re looking ahead to?
Lee You Mi: I want to play a personality that represents one other problem that I haven’t skilled earlier than. There are such a lot of roles that I haven’t accomplished and so many issues that I wish to do this it’s onerous to select one proper now.
For the reason that world can’t get sufficient of Korean Dramas, is it thrilling instances for actors and has it opened extra alternatives by way of storytelling?
Lee You Mi: I felt it with Squid Recreation, and after that, I’m feeling it much more, in a roundabout way, I reckon that it’s a actually thrilling time for an actor. I’m happy that the efforts made by all of the workers members associated to reveals and actors on set are acknowledged by extra folks. Additionally, Korean dramas are getting consideration worldwide which has led to extra alternatives by way of performing, and characters throughout numerous genres and created a thriving surroundings, which is nice to be a part of.
India loves Ok Dramas and Ok Meals, are you acquainted with Indian movies, have you ever tried Indian Meals?
Lee You Mi: I believe the works with India’s dance and songs have been already a lot cherished in Korea. As each Korea and India have ‘enjoyable (in Korean, Heung)’ in widespread, I assume I really feel near India. I loved the film 3 Idiots and preferred it. It was an amusing film and left an impression.
Though I haven’t been to India but, the Indian curry was so scrumptious. I get pleasure from consuming it and am very interested in the way it tastes when consuming domestically.
Describe Lee You Mi the actor in a single phrase.
Lee You Mi: Gimbap (Korean seaweed roll). It’s my favorite meals. Because it has completely different flavours, and earlier than you attempt it, there’s all the time a curiosity ‘What would this Gimbap style like?’ I wish to be the actor who offers the curiosity and anticipation on the similar time like, ‘What sort of performing will Lee You-mi carry out on this piece?’, ‘What sort of particular person is Lee You-mi?’
When not working, what’s it you get pleasure from probably the most?
Lee You Mi: Since I’m a homebody, I are inclined to spend my time doing many issues at dwelling like watching animations and films. I like going to good eating places as effectively, so typically I joyfully spend holidays consuming scrumptious meals outdoors.
What are you wanting ahead to in 2024?
Lee You Mi: In 2023, I met the viewers with the unbelievable title, Sturdy Woman Nam-soon, and in 2024, I’m anticipating extra grown me in each facet than now. I hope I is usually a higher particular person and an actor.
SLL one of many main studios which gave us hits reminiscent of Reborn Wealthy, All Of Us Are Lifeless, My Liberation Notes has front-lined a number of hits this yr as effectively, reminiscent of Physician Cha, The Good Unhealthy Mom, Day by day Dose of Sunshine.
Sturdy Woman Nam Quickly is accessible on Netflix.