The charming Uhm Jung-Hwa has been nicknamed "The Best Strongest Female Icon", "Korean's Madonna," and "Versatile Actress" over the course of her career as a singer and actress.
Her new movie "Wonderful Nightmare (Miss Wife)" was a box office hit that brought tears to the audience's eyes.
Uhm Jung-hwa plays Yeon-woo, a Type-A attorney and housewife adjusting to her new life with her handsome-yet-useless husband (played by Song Seung-heon).
It's not Uhm Jung Hwa's first time as a mother—her won awards for her performances in "Bestseller" and "Montage," where she played mothers in tragic situations. Quite a departure from reality, according to Uhm Jung Hwa, who is not yet married, and says she would be a cool and fashionable type mother.
The the entertainment world, many A-list stars already look up to Uhm Jung Hwa. Celebrities like Lee Hyori, Sandara Park from 2NE1, and Son Dam-bi have said Uhm Jung Hwa is their role model.
The reason I can continue working and carry on with a dream is because I have passion. I love my career and I do it happily. I think this is very important," Uhm Jung-Hwa says. "I really… want to be a sincere actress no matter what kind of roles I play."
Watch this exclusive Hallyu World interview for behind-the-scenes stories from Uhm Jung-hwa.
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