Dancer Monika revealed she was stunned by how pretty Suzy is up close

Monika told behind-the-scenes stories while working with director Park Chan Wook and Suzy.

Monika Shin, one of the most popular dancers in Korea, will appear as a guest on this week’s episode of MBC Every1’s variety show ‘Tteokbokki Brothers’, which will be broadcast on May 3rd. The story of Monika’s life as a top dancer and choreographer, her dream, her thoughts on leadership, and her flaming charisma are expected to capture viewers’ attention. 


Through the show, Monica also talked about what it was like working with director Park Chan Wook and Suzy. Recently, Monica was in charge of choreographing the ending scene of Park Chan Wook’s new short film ‘Life is But a Dream’. She also appeared in the scene as a dancer. Monika recalled, “It took me more than 10 hours to shoot”.


Monika went on to reveal, “Director Park Chan Wook contacted me directly. I didn’t believe it at first. I thought it was someone else. When I actually met him, I felt like I had won the lottery. I thought, ‘Is this really happening?'” She also surprised the hosts by telling the story of her meeting director Park Chan Wook in person for the first time and how they revealed they were each other’s fans. 

Monika also mentioned her appearance in Suzy’s MV. Back in February of this year, Monika was featured in Suzy’sSatellite‘ MV and delivered an impromptu yet intense solo dance performance. The MV garnered explosive attention with over 2.4 million views. Monika described what it was like filming for the MV, “I was dancing barefoot in a thin outfit in a closed hotel in winter. It felt great. It was incredibly free.”


She added, “I had a meeting with Suzy up close. She was seriously pretty. I was startled,” drawing laughter by revealing why she couldn’t post the photo she took with Suzy at the time. More details of the behind-the-scenes stories from Monika, the beautiful and talented dancer who caught the eye of director Park Chan Wook and Suzy, will be told in MBC Every1’s ‘Tteokbokki Brothers’ at 8:30 pm KST on May 3rd.

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