Kim Da Mi – The Newest Star to Hit the Screens

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Korean Drama is fast making waves around the world.

If you are a fan of Korean Drama and Korean series, here’s a good read on one of the biggest stars to soon hit your screens, i.e., if you have encountered her already. She goes by the name Kim Da Mi!

26 year Old Kim Da Mi is one of South Korea’s fast-rising film stars.

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Born on April 9 1995 in Soel, South Korea, the young film star is widely known for her role as Titular in the Action Mystery Film, “The Witch: Part 1” and for starring in the television series Itaewon Class in 2020 and Our Beloved Summer, a series that has been airing since 2021.

She made her television debut in 2020, in the JTBC series “Itaewon class”, her first-ever lead role in which she played the sociopathic character Jo Yi-Seo. She left such a lasting impression on the minds of the public, and her fans have since wanted more and more of her extraordinary acting skills.  She also captivated the minds and interests of fashion fanatics with her character’s super stylish wardrobe, in addition to starting her fashion magazine editorials shortly after the show.

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Her role in “The Witch: Part 1” shot her into fame after being chosen from among about 1500 candidates who auditioned for the said role.

The story centres on the protagonist, Ja Yoon (Kim Da Mi), a high school girl with amnesia living with her adoptive parents who eventually uncovers a horrible story about herself.  The picture garnered positive reviews and was a box office hit, grossing $6 million in its first weekend alone.

Kim Da Mi received a strong public commendation for performing excellently in the challenging role involving intense fighting scenes. This role earned her several latest discovery awards.

She is set to hit the big screens soon in the sequel titled “The Subversion”.

Her sudden appearance on the screens was so distinct and could not easily be overlooked and her presence in the Korean acting industry was strong that she won the Baeksang Arts Award for Best New TV Actress in 2020. This award can best be described as the Oscars of South Korea!

The sequel is scheduled to be produced after the success of the maiden film and fans are anticipating its release. In an interview at the end of 2018, she was asked what she wanted to say to herself after the successful year she’d had and she responded “I hope you don’t forget this moment, the first experiences, these feelings and continue acting with perseverance just like you’re doing now”.

She is just happy to be acting and has said “I don’t want to dwell on many things but just live life as it flows”. She has also said that she wants to be an actress that melts into the character for any role she plays without people remembering her previous work. She believes acting is her calling.

 

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