|Park So-dam, above, from "The Priests" and Han Ye-ri from "A Dramatic Night"|
Actresses Park So-dam and Han Ye-ri have drawn public attentions after appearing in recent theater movies "The Priests" and "A Dramatic Night," respectively.The attentions, however, didn't solely derive from the actresses' impressive performance in the movies: It was also accounted for by their mystical, non-chiseled-looking faces with a "single eyelid" that has mesmerized the public.The fandom toward single-eyelid actresses is rather new in Korea. Korean women have long preferred double eyelid to single eyelid since as early as 1970s because double eyelid makes eyes look bigger, or, more western. Having double eyelid plastic surgery has been a popular beauty treatment for many Korean women.A media report has interpreted the public's rave at single-eyelid stars as a sign that the nation's standard of beauty has begun to diversify. Some reports also said actresses with single eyelid tend to have more versatility in playing roles, from those with naivety to those with wiry charisma.Park, 24, has ridden to stardom with the fantasy thriller "The Priests," in which she has been praised for her role as a possessed student who is helped by two priests in their bid to save her from evil. Park's appearance reportedly helped her portray both an innocent teenage student and a haunted girl.Park has been building her career through performing supporting roles in movies and TV series since 2013.Han, 30, who started acting in a movie in 2007, has grabbed a leading role in the romantic comedy "A Dramatic Night," where she plays a woman who agrees with a male stranger to have sex 10 times and part for good but considers becoming a couple with him.Han recently said in an interview with a media outlet that having single eyelid helped her attract more sympathy from audiences because those with double eyelid are often so handsome or so beautiful that they appear "surreal" and fail to provoke sympathy from the audiences.
무쌍꺼풀의 매력을 지닌 여성배우들이 영화계에서 각광받기 시작했다.
영화 ‘검은 사제들’을 통해 강한 인상을 남긴 배우 박소담이 이들에 해당된다.
박소담은 무쌍꺼풀의 여배우 중 올해 가장 눈에 띄는 활약을 선보였다. ‘검은 사제들’에서 악령에 쓰인 여고생 영신 역을 맡아 순수한 소녀와 악마의 눈빛을 모두 소화했다.
‘극적인 하룻밤’의 여주인공 역을 맡은 한예리도 무쌍꺼풀의 수혜자이다. 강렬한 캐릭터를 주로 해왔던 그녀는 이번엔 영화를 통해 윤계상과 로맨틱 코미디 장르에 도전한 것.
‘극적인 하룻밤’은 연애에 서투른 두 남녀 정훈(윤계상 분)과 시후(한예리 분)가 원나잇 쿠폰을 만들면서 벌어지는 이야기를 담았다.