YAM Loves: Doona Bae
The first time I ever saw Doona Bae was on my journey through Japanese film in Nobuhiro Yamashita’s Linda Linda Linda [Trailer] — the movie about the girls who just wanted to play The Blue Hearts’ songs at their school music festival. The movie is slow-paced, but has catchy staying power when Son (Bae), the non-Japanese speaking South Korean exchange student chosen to be the lead vocalist of the band, PARANMAUM (Blue Hearts in Korean), sings at the top of her lungs the words to the classic song~ “Linda, Linda! Linda, Linda, Linda~~~” You have to admit, a chorus like that makes it pure fun to shout out and sing in Karaoke.
I just LOVED Bae’s expression when she is supposed to be prepping for her gig~
Since then, I’ve been able to catch most of Bae’s main body of work outside TV — except for Gloria. And it’s been nothing short of amazing. General audiences might recognize her as the sexy anarchist girlfriend on Park Chan-Wook’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, or as the aunt who happens to be a damn good archer in Bong Joon-Ho’s family monster film The Host.