Soulmate tells the story of two best friends Mi So (Kim Da Mi) and Ha Eun (Jeon So Nee), who just knew they’d be best friends the first moment they met, and a boy Jin Woo (Byeon Woo Seok) who walks into their life. It is the Korean remake of the Chinese film Soul Mate.
“I thought the frames of the original movie were very classic,” Director Min shared. “It’s got a great build, so I figured that we could have the actors have fun more freely if we added the Koran sentiment to it. So our movie has a slightly different emotional texture. It’s a lot more lyrical and uses painting as a motif.”
Kim Da Mi introduced her character Mi So as someone who “holds pain behind her free-spirited outer layer but still strives forward.” Jeon So Nee plays Mi So’s best friend Ha Eun, who hides her scars behind her bright smile. Though these two characters are the exact opposite in their personality, they grow closer through painting. Jeon said, “Mi So is like an abstract painting, and Ha Eun is like a still-life painting.”
There was a moment when Kim thought she and Jeon had just clicked. “I wasn’t fully ready when the filming started. I was hesitant but I went for it anyway, but So Nee didn’t do her part,” Kim shared. “She knew how I was feeling. She went, ‘Da Mi, still feeling uncomfortable?’ That’s when I felt. It’s an amazing thing when my fellow actor knows exactly how I’m feeling.”
Jeon stressed, “I filmed this movie hoping that it’ll be a movie that people can see even after 10 years.” Byeon Woo Seok lastly added, “I think a soul mate is a friend who resembles me, basically another me. This will be a great movie to watch with your soulmate friend.”
Meanwhile, Soulmate will hit the screen on March 15th.