Kim Min-Ha, who played Sunja in the Apple TV+ drama “Pachinko,” was featured on the cover of the May issue of fashion magazine WWD Korea. Kim Min-Ha was photographed in the background of the Ungyeong Historic House, which symbolizes modern and contemporary Korean history.
When asked what the most important aspect of playing Sunja was, Kim Min-Ha stated that she tried not to lose Sunja’s determined personality. She said, “She knows how to fall apart when things aren’t going well. She’s not trying to hide her feelings or deny that she’s struggling.”
“Sunja admits things are tough, and she cries like a baby in front of her mother,” Kim Min-Ha continued. “I concentrated on this aspect and tried to remain truthful to myself while acting.”
When asked, “How did your definition of an actor change while filming Pachinko?” Kim Min-Ha responded, “An actor is someone who tells a story.” “The story has a great deal of power. When I was younger, I used to gain courage by watching actors and films, and I also imagined myself becoming someone who could inspire others.“
Kim Min-Ha also discussed the difficulties she faced as an actor in the past. “There were times when working as an actor was difficult for me. I wasn’t sure if it was the right path for me. Whenever I felt untalented and wanted to quit, I reminded myself of why I started and why I wanted this job in the first place,” she explained.
“I believed that by telling the stories, I could give some people strength and help them find their voice,” Kim Min-Ha explained. “So I went ahead and tried.”
“Pachinko,” a drama based on the New York Times bestseller, tells the story of the dreams and hopes of four generations of Korean immigrant families fleeing their homelands in search of survival and prosperity. “Pachinko” is available to watch on Apple TV+.