“It feels like there are a hundred bears on my shoulders.” Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, who is appearing in her first musical, ‘Moon That Embraces the Sun’, expressed the burden cutely like this. The character Seohyun is playing in her first musical is the same character that Han Ga-in played in the drama ‘Moon That Embraces the Sun’, Yeonwoo. She’s a character that gets caught up in political conflicts in the royal palace, isn’t able to fulfill her love with the crown prince, Hwon, and becomes a female shaman after losing her memory. Seohyun, who goes through her thoughtsa hundred times a day in order to create her own kind of Yeonwoo, has big and distinct dreams for musicals. Having just made her first step, we are quietly watching over her.

PlayDB: How did you get to appear in ‘Moon That Embraces the Sun’? I feel like you would have gotten musical offers in the past too.

Seohyun: I honestly really wanted to be in a musical for a long time. There were offers, but I didn’t want to jump into it when I wasn’t prepared. So I carefully chose it, and I really wanted to take part in this work. I really like historical dramas. It was to the point where the only dramas I watched were historical ones when I was little. I really enjoyed watching the drama and reading the book for ‘Moon That Embraces the Sun’, so I was able to accept the musical offer with a very happy feeling.

PlayDB: Not too long ago, you watched ‘Wicked’. Because it’s a performance you watched with your appearance in a musical coming up, it must have felt different.

Seohyun: I think I’ve watched all the musicals [Ock] Joohyun unnie appeared in thus far, without missing any. I got the dream of wanting to be in a musical watching her. She’s really good. Whenever I see her performance, I always get goosebumps, and wonder, ‘Will she be able to do better than this next time?’ but she does well again. I admire her, and I really get stimulated.

PlayDB: What aspect of musicals appealed to you?

Seohyun: First of all, because I like music so much, I also like singing, and I really wanted to try acting. Vividly unfolding a work with a combination of singing and acting, not through a screen but in front of an audience, was really appealing. Until now, I’ve always watched performances as a member of the audience. I think I dreamed about this by imagining how much more heart-touching it would be standing on stage myself.

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