See how actress Go Ara looked after gaining 8kg for role

7 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Actress Go Ara is receiving renewed interest and praise with her latest role as Sung Na Jeong in 'Reply 1994'.

According to Soompi. the drama had a successful run, and set a new record for a cable channel by achieving more than 10% of the viewership ratings for the last episodes.

The staff prepared an epilogue episode as a way to thank the audience for the support. They featured behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast.

In one of the interviews, Go Ara said she doubted herself as an actress before taking on this role. In a recent interview with My Daily, she revealed some of the things she did to prepare for her role.

“Right after I received the script, I had an image of Na Jeong in my head.

"The director asked me if I would be okay. I was well prepared to ruin my image. That’s why I cut my hair with a knife for a shaggy look, and I looked like an idiot.

"The director kept telling me that I had to gain weight in the beginning. The most I’ve gained was near 9 pounds (4kg), but Na Jeong has a good appetite.

"I gained about fifteen to eighteen pounds (8kg) as filming went on. That’s why I was able to look like Na Jeong.”

View more photos of Go Ara and other Korean celebs who underwent dramatic weight transformations in the gallery below. 

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