Dec 12, 2017
A former girl group KARA's member Kang Jiyoung debuted as a film director.
On December 12, Japanese media company Sponichi Annex reported about Kang Jiyoung's new attempt.
The relevant source said, "Kang Jiyoung will debut as a film director. In three-sequence movie 'When You Wish Upon a Star', she will be directing the first sequence."
It was told that the movie 'When You Wish Upon a Star' is about highschoolers' sweet love story. A 16-year-old actress named Matsukaze Risaki from the same agency of Kang Ji Young will star as the main character.
For many years Kang Jiyoung has been producing videos as her hobby, thus her management agency supported her to debut as a film director.
She directs movies, writes scripts, divides scenes, as well as finding a place to shoot, directing art and acting. It was told that she managed the whole shooting set.
Kang Jiyoung's directed sequence will be released via YouTube on January 11 for free. The actress Risaki who plays the main character in the movie said, "Director Kang gave me many bits of advice on how to express my feelings through acting. I learned a lot."
Kang Jiyoung left her group KARA in 2014 when her contract was terminated with DSPmedia. Since then she has been working actively in Japan as a singer and an actress.
Recently, she starred in the remake version of American TV show 'Orphan Black', who plays 7 different roles.
She is expected to release her new single album 'Secret Crush' on December 20.
(Credit= 'SWEET POWER' Official Website, 'kkangjji_' Instagram)