Jeon Do-yeon "I longed for the theater stage, but I was afraid and lacked confidence."
Jeon Do-yeon "I longed for the theater stage, but I was afraid and lacked confidence."
Actress Jeon Do-yeon revealed the reason why she chose the play ‘Cherry Blossom Garden’.

On the afternoon of the 23rd, a production presentation for the play 'Cherry Blossom Garden' was held at LG Arts Center Seoul in Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Jeon Do-yeon, Park Hae-soo, Sang-gyu Son, director Simon Stone, stage designer Saul Kim, and LG Arts Center director Hyun-jung Lee attended.

This is the first time Jeon Do-yeon appears on stage in 27 years since ‘Taming Rita’ in 1997.

On this day, Jeon Do-yeon said, "If it's a challenge, it can be called a challenge." "I've been working as an actor for a long time, and people say I've done a variety of works. I think there are more works to do than the ones I've done. Although 'Cherry Orchard' is also a play, “It’s a process of doing something you’ve never done before.”

He continued, "I had a longing for theater, but I also had a lot of fear. In movies and dramas, I show a refined side of myself, but in a play, I had to show myself from head to toe, so I wasn't confident. Director Simon Stone was attractive, and I was fascinated while watching his work. “I felt curious and chose this play,” he explained.

'The Cherry Orchard' is based on the work of Anton Chekhov, a great Russian writer, and tells the story of a fallen female landowner in the 19th century through events taking place in modern Seoul, shedding light on the rapidly changing modern society.

Jeon Do-yeon played the role of Song Do-young (Lyu Ba in the original), who left for the United States and returned after her son's death. Hae-soo Park plays the role of Hwang Du-sik (Lopahin in the original), a successful real estate developer.

‘Cherry Blossom Garden’ will be performed at LG Arts Center Seoul, LG SIGNATURE Hall from June 4th to July 7th.

Kim Seo-yoon, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google