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Seohyun to play energetic Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia!’

By Son Ji-hyoung

  • Published : Jan 13, 2016 - 14:37
  • Updated : Jan 13, 2016 - 14:37

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.

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.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)