Lee Joo Young is ready to take on baseball in the July issue of fashion magazine Elle Korea!
In the pictorial, Lee Joo Young looked on with her charismatic gaze as she mixed and matched chic and sporty looks.
In the accompanying interview, Lee Joo Young talked about her new movie “Baseball Girl,” which premieres on June 18. She plays Joo Soo In, a girl who dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. Although Joo Soo In has earned the title of “genius baseball girl” because of the high speed at which she can throw, she faces hurdles in achieving her dreams simply because of her gender.
When asked if Lee Joo Young ever faced any obstacles like her character Joo Soo In, Lee Joo Young answered, “I think the conflict inside of me was bigger than what I experienced due to external factors.”
She elaborated, “As I was on the road to becoming an actor, I had moments where I’d think to myself, ‘Should I continue doing this?’ or ‘Do I really have talent?’”
“Every time I would think that way, the first thing I did was just try it out, like Soo In did,” Lee Joo Young said. “Step by step, I’ve gotten to where I am now by thinking about how I haven’t tried everything I can and that I want to keep pushing forward.”
Lee Joo Young explained why she portrayed so many diverse characters through film, dramas, and commercials. She said, “This is the direction I want to go in. I’m happy and proud whenever I hear people say that they didn’t know that I could portray such different characters, that they discovered a new version of me after only knowing one side to me, or that I’m fit for many different things.”
Lee Joo Young’s full pictorial and interview will be available in the July issue of Elle.
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