Park So Dam talks about rejections during initial stages of acting career

Park So Dam started her acting career in 2013.

South Korean actress Park So Dam has opened up about her acting career. The 24-year-old actress who started working since 2013, made an impression through the film, The Silenced.

During an event at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, So Dam who also bagged the lead in KBS2's television series Beautiful Mind and tvN's Cinderella and Four Knights, said: "When I was in high school, I went to see the musical 'Grease' and thought the artists looked so happy, singing and sweating as they ran around the stage. That's when I decided what I wanted to do. I thought, 'I want a life as fun and happy as theirs,' and began dreaming of acting."

So Dam added: "When I was starting out, for two and a half years I went to nearly every audition a rookie actor could go to. In almost a month I auditioned for 17 projects. I was rejected every time, so that really brought me down. I was pondering a lot on what it was that I was good at, so instead of choosing my projects, I often ended up doing things here and there."

Adding on, she revealed who is her role model: "It's Kim Hye Soo sunbae. I have tremendous respect for her. I think it's so cool that her acting experience covers such a wide spectrum, and I want to be like that."