Love her or hate her, it’s hard to disagree that Gu Hye-sun has talents. The Korean actress’s popularity is sky-rocketing since starring in the hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers, which aired earlier this year. However, instead of advancing into the next drama/movie, she took the chance to show off her other talents instead.
She published a novel, Tango, near the end of Boys Over Flowers era. The sales gone well as expected, riding on the wave of the drama’s popularity.
She made her directing debut with a short film, A Cheerful Caretaker (aka The Madonna), which premiered at the Busan Asian Short Film Festival in May. She’s also the screenwriter for the film.
She then showed off another artistic side with a solo illustrations exhibition (also titled as Tango, same as her novel) in July.
Her latest project is a mini-album Breath, which was released on September 3, with eight self-composed piano pieces. I guess singing would be her next. [Update] She did it in 2010 with a digital single, titled Brown Hair.
The success of her multi-branching is probably due to the fact that she has the backing of a large fanbase. That being said, she’s showing some amazing diversity, especially at a relatively young age of 24.
Job well done. Check her detailed career highlights here.