Seohyun to play energetic Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia!’

Seohyun of Korean girl band Girls’ Generation braced for her third role in her musical career.

Seohyun will act as Sophie in the Korean version of “Mamma Mia,” a jukebox musical named after the hit song of Swedish band Abba.

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Seohyun of Korean girl band Girls’ Generation (OSEN)

In a press conference held in Seoul Tuesday, Seohyun said she felt pressured by her role.

It is safe to say I had a feeling of burden,” she said. “I was honored to be onstage with high-profile, veteran actresses.

Seohyun added fans may expect her unique interpretation of Sophie, on a quest looking for his real father among the three likely.
I think that I could play energetic Sophie,” she said. “While practicing, I loved the atmosphere, full of happy energy.

Seohyun fits the role perfectly,” said Kim Moon-jeong, associate music director of “Mamma Mia!” “I’m sure the stamina Seohyun has presented in other roles will be a great addition to our performance.”

The 24-year-old singer-actress clinched the role by beating 350 competitors in an audition.

The musical, which features Abba’s 22 hit songs including “I Have a Dream,” “Dancing Queen” among others, is expected to run starting Feb. 24.

Ji-hyoung Son
The Korea Herald