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Suzy lauded by ‘Sound of a Flower’ staff

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Updated : November 05 2015

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A special showcase of “The Sound of a Flower” (Dorihwaga), a film starring Suzy, took place Sungshin Womens' University's Woonjung Green Campus in Seoul at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The event was joined by the main cast of the film and the director, who all had something nice to say about Suzy.

Lead male actor Ryu Seung-ryong, who in the film is Suzy’s mentor for pansori -- Korean narrative singing -- said that the times without her on the film set was boring, as no other actor brightened up the room as much as she did.

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The senior actor also praised Suzy’s talent saying, “She’s like a white blank sheet where any painting can be drawn, and she is filling in that page marvelously. I look forward to more from Suzy.”

Director Lee Jong-pil said that he cast Suzy for her image as a “treasured national gem.”

“It was important to me that the actress had an image of a precious, cherished person. People call Suzy ‘the nation’s sister’ or ‘the nation’s first-love’ and I thought that fit the description I had in mind,” he said.

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“I hoped she would take the job, but didn’t think she really would. I’m still surprised at how great things turned out.”

Suzy acts the brave and passionate pansori singer Jin Chae-sun, who cross-dresses as a man in order to perform pansori, which was forbidden for women in year 1867, the time the movie is set.

“The Sound of a Flower,” or “Dorihwaga” in Korean, will release in Korea on Nov. 25.

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

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