(KPOPLINE) - No matter she is the princess of one of the most big groups in Korea, the young actress can sacrifice everything for arts!
The hot scene in Air Doll
The Princess say yes with "hot scene"
In 2009, Bae Doo Na caused a stir when she starred in the movie Air Doll by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. Previously, she appeared in the works of two famous directors - Park Chan Wook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) and Bong Joon Ho (The Host).
But the role of Bae Doo Na in the new Air Doll drew a lot of attention to her. Because in the movie, she plays a sex doll, designed only for men. Then this doll has the soul as a human, love and longing for love. The film was screened at the 19thCannes Film Festival in 2009, bringing Bae Doona to the Best Actress award in professional cinema and at the 23rd Takasaki Film Festival.
Despite being recognized for her talent, Bae Doo Na is remembered as a hot queen of Korean dramas, because she accepts nudity in front of the camera and performs sensational scenes as requested by the director. Despite no opposition of the audience, her career also slowed down after this movie, apparently because of her sex scenes.
That role in Air Doll was actually not the first time Bae Doo Na starred in a hot scene. She had a very sensitive scene in Kwak Ji Kyoon's work Plum Blossom. However, she didn't show her body back then.
Bae Doo Na's identity is also a big surprise of Korean entertainment. She is a princess of a tycoon. Bae Doo Na's father is the vice president of the famous agricultural group in Korea. Her father managed Pulmuone Group specializing in food production.
At the age of 19, Bae Doo Na started acting as a model before taking on a supporting role in the school drama series in 1999. Despite being a young actress, Bae Doo Na's face helped her get a role in Bong Joon Ho's movie Barking dogs never bite , which also brought her the same prize - new actress at the Blue Dragon Awards.
She had a good start but Bae Doo Na's career is not always sublimated. During the period after 2000, Bae Doo Na acted in a total of 8 films and all of them had failed. Her name was also attributed to the Korean box office "curse" for these failures. It was not until with the role in the Air Doll, Bae Doo Na the name was re-heated.
Favorite face of well-known Hollywood directors
Bae Doo Na is one of the few Korean stars to set their foot in Hollywood, along with Lee Byung Hyun or Claudia Kim after a role in Air Doll.
Soon after that, Bae Doo Na caught the eyes of Lana and Lily Wachowski at the time they were looking for an Asian face for Cloud Atlas. It is the world's highest-paid independent film, boldly fused with fiction and Buddhism spirituality. Through that, Bae Doo Na's Hollywood performance is also highly praised.
Then, Bae Doo Na appeared in the blockbuster Jupiter Ascending (2015). The Korean actress continues to be the "muse" of the duo directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
But the Sense8 TV series is what makes Bae Doo Na stand out in Hollywood. She has followed this series since 2015 and has become an integral part of Sense8. In the United States, Sense8 is considered a special television series with its own color when it comes to sensitive topics such as politics, identity, sexual instinct, gender and religion.
Looking back at Bae Doo Na's career, she is a rare Korean actress who pursues bold artistic roles. Despite not having global blockbusters, Bae Doo Na has always been praised by Hollywood directors.
Recently, Bae Doo Na suddenly goes back to acting in a Korean drama with Cha Tae Hyun. Both will appear in The Greatest Divorce produced by tvN. The drama is scheduled to air in the half-end of 2018.