Itaewon Class's Kim Da Mi shows that female friendship can last longer and stronger than romantic love in her new film Soulmate set to release on March 15, 2023. The remake of the 2016 Chinese movie SoulMate also stars Jeon So Nee (Our Blooming Youth 2023) as two best friends who meet at 13 and for the next 14 years, the two experience love, jealousy, and personal growth.
The film follows Mi So (Kim Da Mi) as a free-spirited high school girl who also works part-time as a bartender on Jeju Island. She meets another girl, Ha Eun (Jeon So Nee), who is well-behaved at school, and the two strike up a friendship. Beginning in 1998, the girls take a 14-year journey of friendship together.
Both female leads deliver a solid emotional performance as Mi So and Ha Eun's friendship deteriorates due to a series of misunderstandings. Mi So abruptly leaves Jeju Island for Seoul and Ha Eun immediately feels emotionally separated from her best friend.
Kim Da Mi also posted her version of the trailer on her Instagram! Take a look!
The film portrays the female leads from their teens to early 30's therefore capturing their emotional maturity was key to developing each character. When asked about her portrayal of each decade of character, here's what the 27-year-old actress said as she immersed herself in the role for 3 months.
"It's an honor to have an opportunity to portray different facets of a character from her late teens through to her early 30s. I could feel Ha Eun's presence even when I was filming alone. The set, props, and lighting helped me to focus on Mi So's feelings"
Interrupting the smooth friendship-developing plot is a handsome boy named Jin Woo (Byeon Woo Seok (20th Century Girl 2022). His character adds drama to thicken the plot. "I watched it three times, but it made me cry every time. There's a lot of nostalgia factors in the film because many parts of the story are set in 1998," Byeon said.
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