Girls' Generation's maknae Seohyun is really making a name for herself in the musical world! She's just been cast as the main lead Sophie in the musical 'Mamma Mia!'
The musical's production company 'Seensee Company' announced the news, and revealed how she got the role. And no, the role wasn't handed to her because she's Seohyun, but she auditioned for it like everyone else. With a competitive ratio of 350 to 1, Seohyun nabbed the lead role!
Seohyun shared, "Mamma Mia!' is a production I personally like. I've watched the movie, the musical, all of it. It's such a delightful musical that I wanted to do it so much. Honestly speaking, this was my first official musical audition. I was nervous, but I had a lot of fun preparing for the audition. I sang the 'Mamma Mia!' songs that I already like, and as I practiced, I developed a passion. And more than anything, I wanted to work hard and put sincerity into it."
She added, "The day of the audition, I made the mother character (Donna's) diary. I thought, 'What would the mom's diary look like?' I wrote down diary entries as to how I thought they would be. As I made it, I was able to know Sophie better, and it was fun. Rather than thinking 'I have to get the part!' I thought 'Wow! This kind of opportunity came to me. I'll do my best.' As I had fun preparing it, I think I was able to enjoy my audition too. It became a really good experience for me."
Seohyun ended with, "It's an honor to be able to be part of a huge production like 'Mamma Mia!', and it's even more honorable to be able to do it with such cool sunbaes. Since I've joined such a good musical, I'll give it my all. Please look forward to it."
Seohyun has previously acted in musicals 'Moon Embracing the Sun' and 'Gone With the Wind'.
'Mamma Mia!' will be performed from February 24 to June 4.