Shin Se Kyung says content creators have responsibility towards their audience

Actress also reminisced about her popular 2009 drama 'High Kick Through The Roof.'

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Shin Se-kyung in a poster from tvN drama 'Bride of the Water God.'

Sitting down for an interview following the end of her drama 'Bride of the Water God,' actress Shin Se-kyung delved on the subject of responsibility of content creators towards their audiences, while reminiscing about her popular 2009 MBC drama 'High Kick Through The Roof.'

As noted by website Allkpop, speaking about the need for producing responsible content that doesn't scar audiences, Shin Se-kyung said, "I would like for young people, especially, to not come in contact with provocative content until they learn and distinguish their own way of thinking. I think it is like a 'butterfly effect'.

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"Like a small flap of the wings can have widespread effect... To be more blunt, I think it is incredibly dangerous for young people to watch content with scenes where characters their own age flail knives around. This is why I think that providers of content for the general public, and those like me who are subject to that content, must take some responsibility on the matter."

She started speaking on the above issue after being asked about her drama 'High Kick Through The Roof,' where her character died in the end. "I think my death in 'High Kick' wasn't just a plain death, but an important element in the story's flow. But if 'High Kick' were to come on again, I would like to avoid heartbreaking endings, if possible. (Laughter.) An actress is a profession where you deliver emotions to other people. If plausible, I want to deliver good emotions to the public. I've found that sometimes, the emotions I deliver as a character end up remaining as real scars for others," she said.

However, as noted by website Soompi, she had also chosen 'High Kick Through The Roof' as the project she is most proud of, in an interview on August 25. The MBC series was a situational comedy or sitcom, where Shin Se-kyung's comedic acting was praised. Looking back, she said, "Sitcoms are a really difficult genre to make. Personally, I think comedy is really difficult," and continued, "During that time, I was considered funny not because of my abilities, but because the writers and producers made the situations funny."

This article was first published on August 29, 2017