South Korean child star pushes herself with more diverse roles

Actress Kim Yoo-jung has taken over from K-drama actress Song Hye-kyo as the new face of Laneige products.
Actress Kim Yoo-jung has taken over from K-drama actress Song Hye-kyo as the new face of Laneige products.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Growing up in the spotlight is tough. For former South Korean child star Kim Yoo-jung, it has come to impact how she chooses her film roles today.

The actress, who will turn 20 in September, has been in the public eye since she was four years old, when she made her acting debut in 2003.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'South Korean child star pushes herself with more diverse roles'. Print Edition | Subscribe