It was March 2020. The World of the Married, a K-drama based on BBC One's drama series Doctor Foster had just been released. Very quickly, it became a hit worldwide, breaking records with just its first and second episode, and dominating social media trends and conversations. However, all eyes were on one particular stunner–Han So Hee (Yeo Da Kyung).
The World of the Married ended its run as the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history and Han enjoyed her claim to international fame owing to the K-drama’s huge success. Her immense popularity meant that she was right on the radar of directors and screenwriters, and soon, she landed herself a role in Netflix’s Nevertheless as the sweet and talented art student, Yu Na Bi.
Through Nevertheless, Han continues to gain recognition for her broad range of acting skills, as well as her undeniable chemistry with lead actor Song Kang. Between takes on set, Han took some time out to invite Tatler into the world of Yu Na Bi in this exclusive interview.
In your previous drama, The World of the Married, you played a role that made a strong impression on viewers and the complete opposite of Yu Na Bi. What drew you to her?
I had a great time reading the webtoon that this show is based on because it depicts those delicate situations that everyone’s probably gone through in their lives—when in spite of our feelings or thoughts, we nevertheless are compelled to take contrary action. I really enjoyed seeing those moments through Na Bi’s eyes.
I empathise strongly with the way the story depicts emotions that everyone who falls in love goes through. The story felt a bit different from existing romance shows and I decided to join the show because I wanted the opportunity to express these romantic emotions while I am at this age in life.