The popularity of film "A Frozen Flower" remains unshaken despite the release of a series of Hollywood movies.
Actress Song Ji-hyo, who played the queen, is riding a wave of popularity. "I put all of myself into this film for nine months. I shot almost all the scenes 40 times," said Song, hinting that it was a rough journey for her to finally meet audience's expectations.
On her much anticipated bed scene with actor Zo In-sung, Song said, "When I decided to do this film, nudity was not the central issue. How much I expose is not important to me; I thought without that scene, it would be difficult to portray subtle changes in emotion. What mattered to me at the time was working on my facial expressions apart from the posture that the director wanted me to convey."
The queen that Song played in the movie reluctantly sleeps with the king's guard Zo at the order of the king, but the two end up falling in doomed love.
Song was praised for her acting, naturally conveying complicated emotions. Song said the movie changed her thoughts on love. "Now I want to fall in love madly, very passionately, as if I would give up everything before I die," said Song.