At a recent online press conference for the upcoming tvN drama based on a popular Naver webtoon, True Beauty, actress Moon Ga Young expressed her thoughts regarding her character as well as her experience with ugly makeup.

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Moon Ga Young started off by introducing the personality traits of the character she’s playing.

Im Joo Kyung is insecure about her looks. She’s timid yet optimistic and charming as an overall lovely character.

— Moon Ga Young

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While Moon Ga Young has played the roles of school students in the past, she revealed that this is her very first time acting out a character in a private academy.

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And she’s loving it.

I’ve worn school outfits in other dramas, but this is my first time acting out a character in a private academy. If I’ve worn school outfits briefly before, this time, I’m enjoying playing someone in a private academy because this might be my first and last time acting out someone my age.

— Moon Ga Young

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In particular, Moon Ga Young addressed the “ugly makeup” she had to wear for the role and shared that she didn’t feel uncomfortable with it whatsoever.

I’ve done men’s makeup before, too. I don’t feel burdened by it or hate it in any way, so I just did my best to express it the best I could.

— Moon Ga Young

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She revealed that they even tried all sorts of different ugly makeup styles before they chose their ultimate look.

We tried lots of different makeup styles with the director. We decided this one suited me best. We’ve done the makeup so many times that it’s taking less time every time.

— Moon Ga Young

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Moon Ga Young is acting alongside ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo for the much-anticipated drama which is set to premiere on December 9 at 10:30 KST.