Suzy Shares Why She Was Drawn To Story Of New Drama “Start Up”
Korean actress, Bae Suzy discussed her upcoming drama “Start Up”!
“Start Up” is a tvN drama set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley named Sandbox. It tells the story of people in startup companies. Suzy plays the female lead role, Seo Dal Mi in the drama whose dream is to become Korea’s Steve Jobs.
Co-star, Nam Joo Hyuk plays Nam Do San, founder of Samsan Tech. Kim Seo Ho plays Han Ji Pyung, team leader at SH Venture Capital and Kang Han Na is cast as CEO and second generation chaebol, Won In Jae.
Suzy was asked the reason why she decided on “Start Up” as her next project. She answered, “I was attracted by the subject of startups, since it’s fresh and new. I was very moved by the story about young people who are a bit clumsy, and rather than putting the focus on the pressure for success, it makes even the act of ‘taking on a challenge’ look beautiful as the characters face things head on, fall down, and get back up again.”
Another reason why she chose the drama was due to the fact that it focused on the world of beginners, “startups”, a new concept for a drama. She commented, “I had no idea that startups were so integrated into our daily lives. I found the story to be very exciting because it’s about how the businesses that I considered to be such a given actually get their start.”
Bae Suzy also shared how she prepared herself to play her role as Seo Dal Mi
“Since I don’t know a lot about business, I got information about startups through books and I did a lot of research too,” she said. “I watched interviews of young CEOs, and I think I prepared like Dal Mi in the drama as she studies startups.”
She continued, “The color of Seo Dal Mi’s youth is similar to red as she’s passionate, reckless, and a bit strong. I think she’s someone with a lot of energy. There’s actually a part in the script that says, ‘Although kneeling, she is confident.’ I think this might be the charm of Seo Dal Mi.”
“Start-Up” will premieres on October 17.