Actress Im Soo Jung recently talked about how she struggled to memorize her lines for her role in the movie All About My Wife.
At a press conference held at a CGV movie theater in Wangsimni in Seoul on May 2, the actress shared the distress she had felt.
Im appears in the movie as Jung In, a seemingly perfect woman who is extremely harsh on her husband. The baby-faced actress had to memorize painfully long lines for her extremely verbal role.
Im said, “The most difficult part was having to memorize such long lines and deliver them at a highly speedy pace. Before I chose the movie, I was quite worried, but people around me encouraged me, saying, ‘Soo Jung, you can do it. You’re good at delivering your lines, and you have good pronunciation. I bet you can do well.’ How I fell for that encouragement!”
The once embattled actress added, “Once the shooting began, I realized it was even tougher than I had thought it was going to be. It seemed as if the work was beyond my capability. I almost collapsed.”
After watching the movie, the movie star said “I see plenty of scenes that could have been better, but if I were to be asked to do it again, I don’t think I could. I’m just satisfied with what I’ve done.”
The movie is about a married couple—Doo Hyun and his wife Jung In, who is beautiful yet harsh only on her husband. Enduring years of Jung-in’s bad temper, Doo Hyun desperately seeks ways to divorce her. The timid husband is too afraid to bring up the topic of separation to his ill-tempered wife. Instead, he sets a divorce scheme: he hires a womanizer (played by Ryu Seung Ryong) to seduce his wife, hoping she will ask for a divorce once she falls in love with him.