The Korean series “My Name” has been available since October 15 on Netflix. A muscular program for which the actress Han So-hee had to train intensely for several months.
My Name, a story of revenge
Korean cinema and series did not wait Squid Game to make interesting proposals. We have been following Korean cinema for a while on DashFUN. But the success of the Netflix series should lead more and more people to take an interest in this small Asian country. The proof with My Name, a new Korean series available on Netflix and which quickly took hold in the top 10 of the most watched novelties in France at the moment.
Without proposing high concept as is the case for Squid Game, and in a very different style from the latter, the series is formidably efficient. In a few minutes, an empathy is created for young Yoon Ji-woo. This high school girl will see her already unhappy world crumble when his father is murdered in front of his eyes. The latter, a mobster wanted by the police, leaves his daughter on her own. Nevertheless, his best friend Choi Moo-jin, the leader of the underworld, will take the girl under his wing. Eager to take revenge, he will train her for years and allow her infiltrate the police to find out who the killer is. It is by joining the narcotics squad that Yoon Ji-woo will get closer. But she will have to both be credible as a police officer and protect Choi Moo-jin as best she can.
My Name is linked at breakneck speed. The series avoids stretching too much and constantly focuses on the essentials to keep us going. It also offers violent action sequences and well choreographed. A physical role therefore for actress Han So-hee who is very credible in facing opponents who are taller and apparently stronger than herself.
A muscular role
The approach of My Name being relatively realistic, the fights had to be well thought out. The actress was explaining (via GMA Network) have drawn inspiration from a film such as Atomic Blonde, in which Charlize Theron confronts several men. To remain credible, it is necessary in these cases there to use the environment and the force of the adversary to turn it against him. This is precisely what emerges from the action sequences of My Name.
To achieve this result, Han So-hee must have trained a lot and especially built up muscles. This is precisely what particularly interested her. As director Kim Jin-min explained, after asking her if she was ready to train hard for action scenes, she reportedly replied that she had so far had a lot of opportunities to play pretty girls, but that kind of physical role doesn’t happen every day.
So for My Name, Han So-hee gained 10 pounds of muscle! She also had to prepare for three months to master combat with a knife or bare hand, and thus be as comfortable as possible to shoot the different choreographies.
It took a lot of my time. I had to do a choreography for each scene and I also had to be careful not to hurt anyone, I had to be attentive all the time, so it was very difficult.
Following this experience, the actress herself wanted learn kickboxing. We could therefore find her later in a new physical role. In the meantime, we can already be satisfied with his impressive performance in My Name, to discover on Netflix.