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Actress Kim Ji-won Talks About Her Life-Changing Experience of Portraying Queen of Tears Character in 2024

Kim Ji-won Expresses Gratitude for Her Role in “Queen of Tears,” Emphasising the Value of Honesty

Korean dramas have caught fire around the globe with top-notch writing, direction, acting, production, music, and various genres. K-dramas like ‘All of Us Are Dead‘, ‘Business Proposal‘, ‘Start-Up‘, and ‘Little Women’ have attracted a larger viewer audience nationwide.

The entry of international streaming platforms into the Korean broadcasting industry has influenced the evolution of K-dramas, leading to changes in genres, quality, and high production value.

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Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in in “Queen of Tears” (2024). Credit: Pinterest

K-drams employ certain cultural adaptation strategies, such as addressing identity issues, romantic relationships, and family dynamics. The intense and often fascinating storylines and quality acting help build an emotional connection between the characters and the viewers.

TVN’s South Korean television series ‘Queen of Tears’ has become one of the most popular K-dramas of the year. The series aired on tvN from March 9 to April 28, 2024, and achieved the third position on the global Netflix chart. It also garnered 3.4 million viewers in the first week of its release.

Kim Ji-won Reflects on Her Role in Queen of TearsĀ 

With the skyrocketing viewership ratings of the drama, the impressive performances from the two main leads, Kim Soo-hyun and Ji-won, have gained global recognition and appreciation. The actress stars opposite Kim Soo-hyun in the drama and plays the role of Hong Hae-in, a frosty third-generation heiress of the Queen Group. The actress’ performance has been well-received by both critics and fans so far.

Recently, in an interview, she shared, “Portraying Hong Hae-in has taught me the importance of honesty and courage, which she believes are essential in every aspect of life.” While unveiling her thoughts on personal life, values, and her role in ‘Queen of Tears’, she remarked, “As I grew older, I realise that new values emerge deviating from the previous ones, and these experiences have made me capable of continual learning, embracing the opportunity to discover new things every day.”

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Kim Soo-hyun & Kim Ji-won in “Queen of Tears” (2024). Credit: Pinterest

Her character, Hae-in has influenced her perspective on love, teaching her a valuable lesson that love is not just about gestures but also about offering unwavering support in every situation. She believes that love is indeed a strength that keeps relationships strong during chaos.

The Plot of Queen of Tears

In the business romance drama, Soo-hyun plays the role of Baek Hyun-woo, and Kim Ji-won portrays the character of Hong Hae-in. The drama narrates the story of a countryside-born Baek Hyun-woo, who becomes a legal director of Queens Group with his charm and wits. He marries the heiress of this group, Hong Hae-in.

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Kim Soo-hyun & Kim Ji-won in “Queen of Tears” (2024). Credit: Pinterest

Hyun-woo met Hae-in when the two were interns together at Hong Hae-in’s grandfather’s company. Despite her extravagant upbringing, three years into their marriage, the couple finds it challenging to maintain their relationship. She faces challenging hardships and is forced to use her power to shield her family.

Kim Ji-won’s Journey to Stardom

Her detailed and intense performance as Hae-in navigates her tough relationship with her husband, Baek Hyun-woo, in ‘Queen of Tears’ is getting a lot of love from the audience. The actress boasts several great performances in her repertoire.

She was born on October 19, 1992, in Geumcheon District, Seoul, South Korea. Initially trained as a singer under the name JessicaK, she changed her career path to acting in 2008. Since her acting debut in the 2011 sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, she has continually proven her excellence.

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Ji-won stands out among the plenty of strong female leads in Korean dramas, notably for infusing her characters with unwavering strength and remarkable boldness. The actress already has an impressive filmography that showcases her range and sincerity. Her Instagram ID is geewonii, with over 8 million fans.




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