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.
|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.
The Korea Herald