Her pretty appearance and sweet smile image has made her the darling of the media even though she sometimes look pissed despite a smile on her chubby face. When she pouts, she has a blank look on her face. So Hee embarassingly said, “There are many who knows how to smile, but I do not know. And because there’s no expression on my face, people take it the wrong way.”
Since “Tell Me” mania made them famous last year, they have to always have a smile on their faces at all times. Despite not being much of a talker during shows, So Hee has managed to garnered quite a following thanks to her looks.
So Hee has a different charisma compared to the other members because she always looks so detached from the world and cold to people around her. Last year, her fans created a “Ahn Chic Song” for her and named it as “Ahn So Hee’s theme song”. It became a hot favourite on UCC channels. And the moniker, “Ahn Chic” became a popular term just like “Mandu So Hee” The song is about So Hee’s unique and introverted character and the lyrics talks about how hard it is to see her smile and how precious it is when you do see her smile.
Despite not knowing if this song was done by a fan or anti-fan, So Hee replied, “After the lyrics were added, the video became very interesting, I treasure this fan present and sometimes sing along to it with my friends.”
So Hee debut movie, “I Like It Hot” will be showing soon and she plays a high school girl who is experiencing puberty and lives together with her mum (Lee Mi Sook) and aunt (Kim Min Hee). The 6th grade student who grew up watching and imitating Moon Geun Young singing and dancing in her shows in the past has now become a new generation star herself at sweet 16.
Q. In the movie, you had scenes where you brought Kim Bum back home to have “bodily contact” and also some kissing scenes with a fellow female student, how did you do that?
A. Just like in the movie, when I meet with my friends, we would often talk about, “Have you hold hands?” “Is it awkward with just the two of you?”. Then for the kissing scenes with a girl, my initial intention was that it was simply mouth-to-mouth and nothing more. It was only after the director gave me some pointers before I knew how it should really be done.
Question and Answer
Q. How did you enter the entertainment industry?
A. I saw an audition advertisement while browsing the net when I was in junior school 6th year and I went to JYP with my sister. My parents since I was little, like to let me perform in front of people in the form of singing and dancing. I can’t remember exactly what I did during the audition but I did a BOA song and also took to imitating Moon Geun Young because her drama, “My Little Bride” was airing then.
(When asked how did she being a junior school 6th year student have thoughts about going to the audition alone, she replied, “Kids mature early.”)
Q. Was it tiring at school since your entertainer lifestyle has been pretty hectic?
A. All of us never played truant and practically attended school daily. We normally attend just one hour of lesson and if we did not have any schedule that day, we would have a full-day at school. I place great importance on my studies even though my results are average. I was pretty sad because my grades slipped. After our debut, after school, we had about 5, 6 hours of dance training and there’s also vocal lessons as well. Before and after our debut, we also had lots of Chinese lessons. I am still happy despite all this tough training because I am doing it together with my friends.
Q. Any modules you excel in at school?
A. Nope. Although I like music, but never got a distinction for that. Dance and athletics are two different things. My actions are very stiff. My favourite lesson is English. Have been reading “Papillon” recently because my parents have been asking me to read books.
Q. Do you go online often? Fans often write good and bad things about you.
A. I often think of it in a positive manner. Reporters often twist the words I say and report it as they like it, but I don’t hold a grudge against them. I always say things that I am comfortable with because I have already decided to. As everyone know, I am still a teen and everyone is the same to me, so I never thought of being careful with my words. But I know this in turn leads to people getting misunderstanding me.
Q. What would you like to do with your friends?
A. Love to eat together at home for example, like fried rice or Vietnamese vercimilli. Cooking rice is more difficult than I thought. I don’t really talk about stuff that I do in the entertainment industry with my friends.
Q. What are you most concerned with during movie filming?
A. The director will always tell me that I have to do my actions more wholeheartedly instead of going through the motions. This is something that I am unfamiliar with and I need to work harder at this.
Q. Do you style (clothing) yourself?
A. Dislike bright clothing or wear too much accessories. I like simple clothing.
Q. What kind of singer/actress do you hope to be?
A. Someone with character. So that no matter what role I am in, people will say, “It’s so Ahn So Hee, Ahn So Hee style.” My favourite stars are Jeon Do Yeon, Park Hae Il and Bae Doo Na. If they appear in front of me, my eyes will only be fixated on them. Their potrayals are so good and viewers admire them like me. I also admire Beyonce after seeing her concert last year.
Q. Any plans since you are entering high school this year?
A. Hope to spend my time there normally. Go to the canteen with my friends. Brush up on my singing and acting skills. Hope that I will become more sensible. I will try my best to repay all the love I received last year to everyone this year.