She’s not as beautiful as our pseudo-actresses-wannabe-concert-queens-glitter-ass-half-breeds-who-are-nothing-but-a-bunch-of-girls-who-barely-learned-to-act-and-could-have-been-better-as-commercial-models-because-almost-all-of-our-movies-are-120-minute-advertisement-save-those-indie-movies. But one cannot deny her greatness in acting and versatility.
For those of you who didn’t recognize her, she starred in “Lovers in
”. I didn’t
watch it though. Prague
Anyway, she’s considered an A-list actress in
. She’s the
female counterpart of Song Kang-ho. She’s the muse of great Korean film makers
such as Lee Chan-dong. South Korea
In 2010, Im Sang-soo’s movie “The Housemaid” was shown in movie theatres all over
, and that was
the first time I saw her. Italy
|Actress Jeon Do-yeon receiving a recognition for her artistry , given by the organizers of the Festival|
It is the story of a young woman who was hired as a nanny for a very rich family. Her sexy boss started making advances to her, seducing her. And who wouldn’t fall for a guy who looks like a model and wanders around her room half-naked showing his body and six-pack abs. Eventually, she went down on him, until she got pregnant. Of course her boss’ wife and mother-in-law got pissed off. Who wouldn’t be? Someone’s screwing your husband while you’re asleep.
Because of the horniness of one guy, the women of the house- the nanny, the governess, the boss’ wife, the filthy rich mother-in-law are all mixed up in this vortex of hate, revenge, and perfidy. I liked the unique characters, especially the governess who was at the heart of all the conflicts.
It was actually a remake. The 1960’s The Housemaid is one of the greatest movie classics in
. It was a great
challenge for both the movie director Im Sang-soo and Jeon Do-Yeon to do a
successful remake. South Korea
This is exactly the kind of movie I’d like to watch- sex, cold revenge, and malice all together.
|'The Housemaid' film director Im Sang-soo with actress Jeon Do-yeon|
And Jeon was superb in her role as Eun-yi, the nanny. She said during the press conference that she did push herself beyond her limits by showing some flesh but she was happy to live up to the challenge.
|An interview with her fans and the audience|