Woonyea Han is an actress, dancer and model currently in LA. She has been involved in some great film projects and has in development a new project including a voiceover for motion animation! Read below our exclusive interview with Actress & Dancer Woonyea:
Q: Where are you originally from and where are you located now on the map?
Woonyea – A: I am originally from Gwacheon, South Korea and I am currently living in Los Angeles, CA.
Q: Woonyea, you are a talented actress and dancer known for your roles in Fix Me(2019), The Mood of Those Days(2019) and Sleeping Beauty(2019)! With a great film study background at NY Film Academy, you’ve also directed and written various films! What motivates you and inspires you to be the best at your profession and what do you love most about filmmaking ( auditions, performance, red carpet events)?
Woonyea – A: My motivation for acting comes from enjoying the process of acting from start to finish. From meeting the character for the first time in the script to then using my imagination to study and analyze the character enjoy making connections with all my co-workers on the set to getting lost in the moment acting! There isn’t a moment that goes by that I do not appreciate the beauty of this industry.
Q: Do you have a top 3 favorite actors, filmmakers, or directors that you want to work with in the business?
Woonyea – A: My favorite actresses are Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, and Marion Cotillard. I respect them for their ability to draw from deeply emotional places and bring them out on the screen. As far as directors go, I appreciate the work of Bong Joon-ho from Parasite well as Lee Changdong who is known for Secret Sunshine and Burning. But I most recommend his film, Oasis. It is a masterpiece. Lastly, I am a big fan of Tarantino. It would be fun to become a unique and charming Asian character one day similar to Pulp Fiction’s Uma Thurman!
Q: As an actress, what would you say is your fav genre in roles you play( Drama, Comedy,Crime, Action, a little bit of all) and is there anything you want to expand more?
Woonyea – A: I am definitely most confident in drama characters who need to exhibit deep emotion. However, I do have a background in modern dance, so physically, I am flexible and agile. I think one day my skills from dancing could open the door to action films that require a bit more
physical work. In the future, I would like to expand into comedy. I’m a quiet person on the
outside but my friends who know me know that I love to get silly. Comedy would show the
world that side of me.
Q: Can you share with us something people may not know about you. Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time aside from acting?
Woonyea – A: Since childhood, I have been drawn to the arts. Reading, writing, drawing, daydreaming. Using my imagination to create. That’s why the film industry is where I am right now. My eye for the arts extended outside of the film industry. For example, I have done curating. Lastly, I am a foodie. I love trying new cuisines and staying up to date with the culinary scene.
Q: What are some projects that you’ve just wrapped up recently or that you’re currently working on now?
Woonyea – A: The project that I recently wrapped up is called Quarantine as a horror film. The main character which I played is a woman who does very abnormal things, very naturally. It’s a metaphor about Covids brutality. My upcoming project is a voiceover role for a stop motion animation. We are currently in the development stage.