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Interview with Lee Joo-young: There Are Many Times When I Wonder If I Am Truly Happy With My Achievements

Interview with Lee Joo-young: There Are Many Times When I Wonder If I Am Truly Happy With My Achievements

Lee Joo-young has become a darling of sorts of Korean indie cinema. The actress, who studies film and theatre at the Kyung Hee University, started her cinematic journey with a debut in the short “Behinds” in 2011. But it wasn’t until indie director Zhang Lu’s “A Quiet Dream” in 2016 and her work in K-dramas like “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” that her profile rose in prominence. Interesting roles in other Korean indies like “Jane” and “Maggie” followed, in which her performances were met with positive responses.

2020 has been good to her professionally. Beginning with her role of a transgender chef in the hit series “Itaewon Class“, which received a very favourable response, she also was the leading lady in the indie film “Baseball Girl” by Choi Yoon-tae, which released in the second half of 2020 and saw a high number of admissions, with her performance once again being applauded by critics,

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