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Wonder Girls’ Hyerim to make film debut in “Bad Sister”

Wonder Girls’ Hyerim to make film debut in “Bad Sister”

Wonder Girls’ Woo Hyerim (Lim) will make her film debut as a character in the Chinese-Korean film Bad Sister (壞姐姐之拆婚聯盟), starring Ivy Chen, Cheney Chen, and Ji Jinhee. Hyerim plays the role of Ji Jinhee’s daughter and Cheney Chen’s fiancé, a marriage which Ivy Chen’s and Ji Jinhee’s characters oppose and attempt to break up. On November 10, pictures of Hyerim and Cheney Chen posing as a cute couple on the beach were released.

A Korean raised in Hong Kong, Hyerim joined the Wonder Girls in 2010 following Sunmi’s hiatus. Her ability to speak four languages—Korean, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin—was an asset to the Wonder Girls’ international ambitions. Since the Wonder Girls have not been active as a group since 2012, Hyerim’s casting in this project was a happy surprise for her fans. Hyerim’s film debut among high-profile actors may also represent a step forward from the “kpop idol box” for her. Hyerim first showed her comedic potential in the endearingly cheesy made-for-tv movie Wonder Girls, which aired on the US channel TeenNick.

Other JYP idols have appeared in Chinese projects, such as 2PM’s Nichkhun and Miss A’s Jia, who acted in the drama One and a Half Summer. Hyerim recently posted a picture of her HSK Level 3 (Chinese Proficiency Test) results to Instagram, which hopefully indicates the possibility of seeing her in similar projects in the future! She also posted pictures of herself from the film set to her Weibo.

Check out the trailer for Bad Sister and the rest of the pictures of Hyerim and Cheney Chen below!


Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"

Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"

Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"

Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"

Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"

Wonder Girls Hyerim and Cheney Chen in "Bad Sister"


References:

  • CRIOnline — Promotional pictures of Woo Hyerim and Cheney Chen