On December 13th, actressÂ Go AraÂ attended the production conference for her movie, â€˜Papaâ€˜, at the Lotte Cinema with co-starÂ Park Yong Woo.
Park Yong Woo complimented Go Ara on her exceptional dance skills, to which she replied,Â â€œMy character, Jun, is a highly talented one, so for two months, all I did was learn how to play the guitar, study English, dance, and sing.â€
She added,Â â€œBefore my debut, I also rehearsed with a few members ofÂ SNSDÂ as a group. It wasnâ€™t anything major.â€
When asked whether she thought she was prettier than SNSD, she replied,Â â€œOf course not. SNSD is so very pretty. Whenever Iâ€™m watching SNSDâ€™s performances, Iâ€™m always chanting their names.â€
When asked whichÂ SM EntertainmentÂ label mate gave her the most help, she said,Â â€œBoAÂ unni came back after filming for her movie in the States, and gave me a lot of advice and some help with my English lines. Since I was set to film a scene requiring powerful dance moves,Â YunhoÂ oppa would come and watch sometimes, noticing my lack in power. He told me to work harder.â€
Park Yong Woo stated,Â â€œSheâ€™s a great dancer â€” so much so that I thought she was trained in it before she debuted. I thought that Go Ara had trained to become a singer for a few years, but that wasnâ€™t the case, which makes it all the more impressive.â€
â€˜Papaâ€™ hits theaters January 2012