Park So-Dam
Park So-DamReuters

South Korean actress Park So-Dam, who is known for her role in "The Silence," had a tough career. So-Dam is famous now, but her acting career started on a rough note.

On Aug. 27, at the Medici 2016 event, So-Dam opened up about her journey in the film industry and how difficult it was to bag the first project. She started her career in 2013, but after being rejected in around 17 auditions, she started doing independent films. And two years later she made a big impression with her movies "The Silenced" and "The Priests."

"When I was in high school, I went to see the musical 'Grease' and thought the artistes looked so happy, singing and sweating as they ran around the stage. That's when I decided what I wanted to do. I thought, 'I want a life as fun and happy as theirs,' and began dreaming of acting," So-Dam said, according to Soompi.

"When I was starting out, for two and a half years I went to nearly every audition a rookie actor could go to. In almost a month I auditioned for 17 projects. I was rejected every time, so that really brought me down. I was pondering a lot on what it was that I was good at, so instead of choosing my projects, I often ended up doing things here and there," she added when asked about auditions and films.

While talking about her career, she also opened up about her inspiration and whom she admires a lot in the film industry. "It's Kim Hye Soo sunbae. I have tremendous respect for her. I think it's so cool that her acting experience covers such a wide spectrum, and I want to be like that."