Ha Ji Won will appear on MBC's new drama 'The King 2 Hearts' with Lee Seung Gi, and it is scheduled to air its first episode on March 21st. On the show, she will be playing a North Korean officer, who is working hard on disgusing her North Korean accent as practicing the dance to girl group T-ara's hit song 'Bo Peep Bo Peep.'
Playing a North Korean officer and dancing and singing to a hit girl group's song does not seem to fit. The reason that Ha Ji Won is learning the dance and the song is because it will appear in a scene during the show. In the show, Ha Ji Won will come to the South to marry Lee Seung Gi, and has to get acclimated to the culture and style of South Korea. Though it will only be a short scene in the drama, Ha Ji Won is known for her hard work ethic and has been working in 1-2 hours every day into perfecting her dancing and singing skills.
A source close to Ha Ji Won revealed, "There were a lot of songs we considered using but we decided to choose T-ara's Bo Peep Bo Peep because of the cat paw dance. Ha Ji Won's singing ability and dance skills have already been praised but she wants to hear people say that she did a good job so she is working hard."
Also, to better prepare herself in playing a North Korean officer, Ha Ji Won has been working on her accent with a North Korean defector. The close friend said, "She does not want there to be even a little awkwardness so she is getting lessons even while she is filming. Even when she is not filming, and when she is just resting with her stylist or staff, she speaks to them with her North Korean accent."
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