Achieving a required weight gain (or loss) seems to be a job requirement for actors. Joining actresses such as Kim Sun Ah (My Lovely Sam Soon) and Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones's Diary), actress Park Hee Bon has been gaining weight for her new role in romantic comedy drama Bubblegum. How is she doing it, and has she succeeded?

In the new romance comedy BubblegumPark Hee Bon plays an heiress and a dentist who gets in the way of the romance between Lee Dong Wook and Jung Ryeo Won

We previously saw her as Gong Hyo Jin's sister in The Master's Sun and also Kim Soo Hyun's sister in Producer, so it's a nice change to see her move up into a romantic triangle.

At the recent press conference for Bubblegum, she revealed that she's had to gain weight for her new role. She said, "It's a character that needs to be plump. I tried to gain enough weight to be a size 66 (size 8 to 10), but the weight wouldn't stay on well, maybe because I'm young."

But apparently it's difficult for her to gain weight.

She continued, "There was a time in the past I had to play a chubby character. Back then, I gained weight by eating chicken with beer and skates everyday. Now, I'm busy, so I can't eat properly."

She then joked and got everyone to laugh when she said, "The director and writer told me they'd buy me a lot of alcohol and food so I could gain weight, but they still haven't bought me once,"

I'd have to wonder what her regular weight is, if she is trying so hard to get to size 8 to 10. We'll see the results when Bubblegum starts next week. 

Check out the teaser here:

~ NancyZdramaland

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