In a recent interview with Newsen, the rising expressed her sincere approach to acting. She said, "When I first went to study acting, I realized how much I didn't know. I heard a lot of negative criticism saying that I was a blank slate. Rather than crying, I started to think about how I could get better at acting, what good acting was, and what kind of acting is good for me. I kept thinking to myself how I need to do better, and I thought about how lacking I was. I started studying acting because of my competitive spirit. That was when I was 21-22. I was busy with promotions as a singer at the time, so I was too busy to go to acting class."
Nana also opened up about her fellow After School members breaking into acting. She expressed, "In the beginning of After School, Jooyeon and UEE saw the limelight as actors, and I was always jealous and wanted to do the same." Adding that she always got a lot of audition opportunities, she continued, "I was never able to grab the chance for myself. I went to a lot of auditions, and every time I was rejected, I would get angry and study even more. That's what made me more mature and understand how precious acting is. They were experiences that made me learn how to approach acting sincerely."
The idol-turned-actress concluded, "You can't get a good result without effort, and I think I might not even reach expectations. I plan to consistently try in the future and consistently improve and study. I'm happy to have that sort of heart about it. Acting is really fun."
Nana previously gained acclaim for her performance in the tvN drama 'Good Wife', and she's also starring in the movie 'The Swindlers', which premiered last month.