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Suzy vs. Park Bo-young: Who will win?

  • Published : Nov 3, 2015 - 15:22
  • Updated : Nov 3, 2015 - 15:22

A scene from Suzy's 'The Sound of a Flower' (top) and Park Bo-young's 'You Call It Passion' (bottom)
Miss A’s Suzy and actress Park Bo-young are going head-to-head at the box office, with each starring in movies set for a Nov. 25 release.

This will be Suzy’s return to the silver screen three years after “Architecture 101,” in which the singer-actress played the teenage version of the main female character.

In the upcoming film “The Sound of a Flower,” Suzy will play Jin Chae-sun, the first female pansori (traditional Korean narrative music) singer in history. She will be portrayed as passionate and brave, risking her life in overcoming the then-social taboo of a woman singing.

At the movie’s press conference, Suzy said she took a year’s worth of pansori lessons in order to perform believable acts in the movie.

Posters for 'The Sound of a Flower,' (left) and 'You Call It Passion' (CJ Entertainment, NEW)
Park Bo-young, nicknamed “Bovely” after her lovely sous-chef role in the recently concluded tvN drama “Oh My Ghostess,” will transform into a feisty rookie reporter for her new movie “You Call It Passion.”

Do Ra-hee, a playful pun of a name hinting at the Korean word for wacko “ddo-ra-ee,” goes through the realistic challenges and frustrations of a rookie entertainment news reporter. Under hard-to-please supervisor Ha Jae-gwan (Jung Jae-young), Ra-hee is discouraged from voicing her own opinions, eventually giving up her after-work evenings and tempted to resign.

Park’s costar Jo Jung-suk’s silver screen role immediately after “Oh My Ghostsess” was that of a journalist too, in “The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” a coincidence industry watchers are finding amusing.

“The Sound of a Flower” and “You Call It Passion” will release simultaneously on Nov. 25.

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

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