T-ara’s Ham Eun Jung participated in a photo shoot and interview with fashion magazine Woman Sense!
Ham Eun Jung debuted in 1995 as Little Miss Korea, and she has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years. She made her debut as an idol in 2009, and even though group activities are on hiatus, the group recently celebrated their 11th anniversary. Currently, she is working as an actress.
First off, Ham Eun Jung gave an update on what she’s been up to, saying, “I’m preparing for the play ‘Les Misérables.’” She expressed her hope for the audience to see her like they’re watching a T-ara performance and said, “Looking back on my career as a member of T-ara, I put all my energy into it every moment. There are still many people who are familiar with T-ara’s Eun Jung. So it will be perfect if they think I’m a person who never changes and works hard. Of course, it doesn’t mean that I want to stand out on stage alone. I think the harmony and teamwork of the ‘Les Misérables’ cast are the most important thing, so I’m putting all my efforts into becoming one with them.”
When asked if plays are her biggest interest nowadays, she replied, “Yes, I’m immersed in preparing for the play these days. I’m having a lot of fun researching everything about ‘Les Misérables.’ It’s fun to reinterpret existing characters into my own style. That’s why I won’t be able to give up on stage acting even after this is over. The fact that I can be seen in real-time and live in a completely different era is particularly attractive to me. It’s fun to talk to and exchange opinions with the production cast and crew while preparing for the performance. I’m glad that I became part of a play.”
Ham Eun Jung also talked about her views on love. She said, “In my 20s, when I talked about my love life, there was a heated debate among my friends. But it’s different now. We can listen to concerns as much as needed, but we can’t give advice right away. I realize that problems in relationships need to be solved by the couple themselves. Naturally, my ideal type changed as well. Now, I like relationships where we both can naturally permeate into each other’s lives. Intense love where we throw everything on the line is a little tiring now.”
Then laughing, she added, “Do I have any thoughts of dating? I’m not lonely right now. I don’t want to stay single for a long time, but I think this is the time to work. There are so many fun things besides dating.”
Furthermore, Ham Eun Jung mentioned what it’s like to enter her thirties now. She commented, “I feel secure. I couldn’t control my personal feelings well in the past, but I can control my emotions now. I feel more responsible for my actions. The same goes for work. I work with both young staff members in their twenties and older people with more experience. I feel responsible for playing the role of a bridge between the two generations. When there are barriers to communication, I want to understand their positions and solve them so that they are not embarrassed or uncomfortable. I’ve never thought about this before because I was busy working. Regardless of their job or age, I feel the importance of people as time goes by. I like these changes that are taking place within me. So I’m more satisfied now than when I was in my 20s.”