For the first time in six years, actress Shin Min Ah appeared on a TV show for an interview with Yoo Jae Suk and Jo Se Ho on tvN‘s You Quiz On The Block.
Although she appeared to be nervous initially, Shin Min Ah loosened up quickly and made everyone laugh throughout the show with her great sense of humor.
Shin Min Ah first debuted in 1998 as a magazine model when she was only 15 years old. During her teens and 20’s, Shin Min Ah explained she always had the pressure to create some breakthrough moment in her career.
“Some paths in life used to seem so long and far away, so I was always impatient and under pressure.”
— Shin Min Ah
She continued to explain how she feels these days as a woman in her 30’s with a career in the entertainment industry. She said, “Now that I’m in my 30’s, the path seemed to have narrowed down, and I’m seeing what I need to throw out. I started to feel grateful and calm after I let go of some of that greed.”
Shin Min Ah was then asked if she ever had any regrets about her career. Shin Min Ah expressed her longing for the things she missed out on when she was growing up. She said, “I came into the industry when I was so young, so I kind of wish I experienced the teenage school years as other people have. I think about having had to interact with adults who were much older than I was when I began my career, and I think I always felt like I’m lacking something.”
Shin Min Ah came back to the big screens in her new movie, DIVA, which was released today, September 23. It is currently the number 1 movie in theaters in South Korea.
In a previous interview, Shin Min Ah has stated the movie DIVA was valuable to her as a woman in the entertainment industry.
“It was valuable to me because it’s a scenario involving a story of women.”
— Shin Min Ah
She expressed positivity toward more women becoming leaders in the entertainment industry. Regarding DIVA, Shin Min Ah explained that the production company’s CEO, the camera directors, and the main characters were all women. She added that they became a team NOT because they were all women, but because talented and passionate people got together, and they all happened to be women.
Shin Min Ah added that she is inspired by seeing these types of changes in the entertainment industry. She is hopeful things will change for the better for future generations.
Shin Min Ah is a real role model for thinking about women’s roles and moving towards positive changes for future generations. Please show support by watching her new movie, DIVA!