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Park Bo Young Talks About Her Return To The Big Screen With “Concrete Utopia” And Love Of Journaling


Actress Park Bo Young graced the pages of Dazed Korea with a stunning pictorial. After the photo shoot, she sat down for a short interview to talk a bit about her recent work and everyday life.

It’s been nearly five years since Park Bo Young participated in a pictorial for Dazed. She remarked, “I wasn’t aware of it either, but it’s been a while since I’ve shot [for Dazed]. It was weird today [as I was looking at my photos]. It was weird but also really nice.”

The concept for this pictorial is “Park Bo Young who isn’t smiling.” Commenting on the direction of the shoot, the actress said with a laugh, “Since it is a concept with no smiling, I tried to match the mood. I was worried since I’m a person who naturally laughs a lot though.” She continued, “In the past when I did cover shoots, even when I put on makeup and styled my hair, I still looked very young because I was actually young. So I kept asking myself, ‘Am I not there yet?’ but I’m satisfied with today.”

Park Bo Young will also be making a comeback to the movie scene after five years with “Concrete Utopia,” a new disaster thriller about the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.

“I’m really looking forward to the release of ‘Concrete Utopia,’” she said. “I’m always interested in genres and characters I’ve never had experience working with before, but this kind of disaster film is seriously a first. I actually called the director myself.”

“Since I was playing the character Myung Hwa, I asked myself various questions like, ‘Can I do this as Myung Hwa would?’ and, ‘What would I have chosen if I were in this environment?’ She’s a very rational character and someone who can embrace others well.” She continued, “Aside from Myung Hwa, I also thought about what other characters I would be close to, and I don’t really think there’s a villain in this movie. There is no bad person or a bad choice, but it might just be the best a person can do.”

Thinking deeply about the lessons she learned from working on “Concrete Utopia,” Park Bo Young stated, “I wish I could talk freely about all of the choices and results in this movie, but it’s hard to speak about them and evaluate them. In the end, because I’m a person, I thought about this a lot.”

Connecting her work to her daily life, the actress commented, “Saying the word ‘disaster’ makes it feel like some huge event, but there are many things that exist that can pull me down a bit each day. When I run into something that I hadn’t predicted, that’s when I really think it’s a disaster.”

The interview then moved on to talk more about Park Bo Young’s hobbies and interests, and the actress revealed that she enjoyed writing in her journal.

“In the past, I always used to start off by writing, ‘Today…’ I usually started by saying, ‘Today was like this and like that,’ but recently, there are also times when I start off with, ‘Time seems so fast.’ At some point, I resolved to not start off with, ‘Today.’”

“I also never write, ‘I…,’” she added after being reminded about how teachers used to say to never start off with words like “Today” or “I.” She explained how the first sentence of her journal entry becomes much more rich after applying this writing technique.

As for what she’d write in her journal on the day of the photo shoot?

“I saw a face that was both unfamiliar but also pleasant to see.”

Catch Park Bo Young on the cover of the August edition of Dazed Korea.

And watch her in “Doom at Your Service” on Viki:

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