When asked whether she was having fun filming for ‘Cart’, Jiwoo said ‘As the director is a woman, I’m having a comfortable time filming. She has a good personality as well, so I feel comfortable asking her questions. I’ve been asking her a lot of questions through Kakaotalk, so I think I’m learning a lot. My seniors are all great too. It’s an honour filming with them.”
She also spoke about acting with trend-dol EXO’s member D.O. When asked, “How was it when you were casted as D.O’s partner/love interest?“, she said, “When I first saw D.O-oppa, it was really strange. I thought, ‘EXO is here!'”, and “My friends are EXO fans too”, showing her teenager-like interest (in the group).
In addition, she praised his acting, saying, “(D.O) Oppa has a good personality and he’s good at acting too. Because he’s good at singing, he’s got a good tone and his enunciation is good, too. I think he has a lot of ambition when it comes to acting,” and “It’s his first time acting, so he shouldn’t have much technique, but he’s good. Whilst monitoring himself, he gets a bit disappointed (t/n: 아쉬워한다; he feels like he could do better) and embarrassed, so when I saw that, I thought, “He could really become an actor“.
However, Jiwoo also feels pressured due to EXO’s high popularity and anti-fans. “At first, I worried a lot. My friends worried a lot as well, as EXO have a lot of fans, but actually, there were more people who were cheering me on than I expected. Of course, there were a lot people who didn’t like (the fact that I was acting with D.O), but there’s a lot of people comforting me and cheering me on to “Film well”, so it’s gotten better.
‘Generational trend’ idol group EXO’s member, D.O, will join the line of ‘acting-dols.’
D.O has been casted for the movie ‘Cart’ (Director Boo Jiyoung, Producter Myung Pilleum) that has already confirmed casting of actress Yeom Jungah, Moon Junghee, etc. A movie representative has stated, “We had good conversations with D.O’s side. As long as there is nothing major changing, D.O will feature in ‘Cart.’”
‘Cart’ is product that draws out the story of the happenings of a single mom after she was laid off working in a megastore as a contract worker. D.O will appear as the son of the Yeom Jungah who will play the female main character.
D.O is the first member who has officially started acting amongst the EXO members. There have been members who have acted in music videos but there has not been a member who has acted in a drama.
Another movie representative has stated, “Actor turned idols are making a spot for themselves in the drama and movie world quickly. As EXO has recently shown their quick growth acceleration, the competition to cast them has become that much more fierce. D.O is the starting point.”
Meanwhile, D.O hurt his right ankle during a performance at the recently held ‘2013 MAMA.’ D.O, who has continuously been gaining treatment, is said to be starting filming soon.