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Kim Go-eun snaps up major film, TV drama roles

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Updated : July 29 2015

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A scene from "Memories of the Sword" (Lotte Entertainment)
South Korean actress Kim Go-eun has been boosting her profile in the local film and TV industries by snapping up much-coveted roles.

Kim has been linked to “Cheese in the Trap,” “Memories of the Sword” and “Coin Locker Girl.”

Kim is to play the female lead for TV drama “Cheese in the Trap,” set to air in October. Suzy, a member of K-pop girl group Miss A, had been tapped for the character, but she turned down the offer following protests by fans of the original web-based cartoon series.

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A scene from "Memories of the Sword" (Lotte Entertainment)
Kim also stars in “Memories of the Sword,” a period action film, as a vengeful swordswoman, alongside actors Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon.

Park Heung-sik, director of “Memories of the Sword,” praised Kim’s energetic acting. The movie hits theaters Aug. 13 in Korea.

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A scene from "Coin Locker Girl" (CGV)
Kim played the lead role alongside veteran actress Kim Hye-soo for “Coin Locker Girl,” released in April this year. The film was screened in the International Critics‘ Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and earned her a special mention in the Best Actress category last week at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, held in Gyeonggi Province.

Kim made her impressive debut as the female lead in “Eun-gyo” in 2012, drawing the attention of both critics and the media.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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