In Memories of the Sword, Kim Go Eun plays Seol-hee (Hong-ee) who is raised and trained by Wallso (Jeon Do-yeon) into a master swordsman in order to avenge the death of her parents. Wallso, formerly known as Seol-rang, was one of the three warriors who, in their desire to attain freedom and justice, lead an uprising in Goryeo. However, she and Poong-cheon are betrayed by their friend Deok-gi (Lee Byung-hun) resulting in the death of Poong-cheon.

Directed by: Park Heung-sik
Starring: Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Go-eun
Release Date: August 13, 2015 (Korea) / August 28, 2015 (United States)

Kim Go Eun on Hong-ee’s wide range of emotions:

Yes, and I interpreted it as her growth. In the initial scenes, Hong-yi is very simple. She plays with her friends, is happy when she wins a martial arts competition, gets frustrated when she’s ignored. But once she learns about her enemy, she wanders around and goes through emotional turmoil. Growth is about that, I think: going through various emotions.

Going deep in ‘Memories’ by JANG SEONG-RAN

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