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Kim Ok-bin speaks of shamanism

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Updated : March 27 2018

Kim Ok-bin spoke on shamanism, discussing her role in TV series “Children of a Lesser God.”

At a media briefing Tuesday at Times Square mall for the TV drama, Kim talked about what it’s like to play a character who can sense sprits.

Kim portrays a police officer named Kim Dan, who sees the memories of dead people when she touches them. She had previously said she began having nightmares related to her role.

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Kim Ok-bin speaks during a press conference held Tuesday in Times Square mall in Seoul. (OCN)
“Seeing many videos related to shamanism, I was able to break my prejudices,” she said. “Some of the rituals were beautiful and sad. (I was able to see) why they have value as cultural heritage.”

“But there are scary ones as well. The memories accumulated and I started to have nightmares,” Kim added.

In the series, Kim has a sprit enter her body and possess her. Her acting has been well received by the public, although she reports feeling overwhelmed by the experience.

“After shooting the scene, I was tired. It took a lot of energy,” Kim said. “We shot the scene at the beginning of the production. So I was worried whether the acting would look natural. But monitoring the work, I was satisfied.”

OCN’s “Children of a Lesser God” airs Saturdays and Sundays at 10:20 p.m. It is currently marking average viewership ratings of 3.3 percent. The 16-episode drama has passed the halfway point, with eight episodes left to air.

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

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