Profile of Handmaiden Actress: Kim Tae-ri

Facts and Trivias About Actress Kim Tae-ri on Her Debut Movie “The Handmaiden”


“The Handmaiden” is an erotic psychological thriller, adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel, “Fingersmith”. The movie was appreciated by the critics, and it was a commercial hit too. By delivering a mind-blowing performance in the movie “The Handmaiden”, she proved that she was the best choice for the role. She received applauds, awards, and recognition for her acting skills. But here is some trivia you might want to know about her and “The Handmaiden” team!

  • Kim Tae-ri was a fan of Kim Min Hee even before she worked in film. One can imagine her glee when she got to work with her favorite actress.
  • Kim Min Hee’s first impression of Kim Tae-ri reminded her strongly of her first meeting with actress Kang Hye Jung, who had her career breakthrough in the movie Oldboy (2003).
  • The film contains explicit sexual scenes between her character Sook Hee and Lady Hideko (Kim Min Hee).
  • Kim Tae-ri was grateful for director Park Chan Wook and his consideration and affections, as he filmed the bed scene with a remote controlled camera.
  • The hand-clasping between the two actresses wasn’t in the script. Both of them were exhausted, but appreciated each other’s efforts to do the love scene that Kim Min Hee encouraged her younger co-star by helping her finish it.
  • Lady Hideko’s last monologue in part 2 was supposed to be done in Japanese but Kim Min Hee did it in Korean. The crew asked her to re-do it, but she refused implying that it would lessen the gravitas of the scene.
  • Sook Hee shaking her hand off in disgust after Fujiwara rubs it in his crotch was unscripted. The director liked it so much that he kept it.

List of Advertisements by Actress Kim Tae-ri
Year Company Brand Type Co-Star
2014 SPC그룹 : SPC Group 던킨 도너츠 – 아이스 음료 : Dunkin ‘Donuts – Ice Drink Beverage
비에스케이코퍼레이션 : BISK Corporation 더바디샵 – DOY 동안 시크릿 편 : The Body Shop – Secrets during DOY Cosmetic Hyun Bin
SK텔레콤 : SK Telecom SK텔레콤 – 마음을 전하는 100년의 편지 편 : SK Telecom – 100 Year Letter to Convey Your Heart News Agency
문화체육관광부 : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism 문화융성 캠페인 – 문화를 당신 곁에 편 : Cultural Prosperity Campaign – Culture Side by Side Public Advertisement
China9Food Yue Neng Fruit Chip Supply Food
2015 동서식품 : Dongseo Food 맥심 화이트골드 – 화이트데이에는 화이트골드 러브레터 편 : Maxim White Gold – White Gold Love Letter on White Day Coffee Mix Kim Hyun Ah (Narration)
2016 KB금융그룹 : KB Financial Group KB국민카드 청춘대로카드 : KB Kookmin Card Youth Street Card Credit Card Nam Joo Hyuk
LF 질스튜어트 액세서리 : Jill Stuart Accessories Bags, Accecories
현대지앤에프 : Hyundai J & F 오즈세컨 : Oz Second Clothing
한국시세이도 : Shiseido Korea 츠바키 : Tsubaki Hair Care
아웃백 스테이크하우스 코리아 : Outback Steak House Korea 아웃백 스테이크하우스 – 더 레드 스테이크 편 : Outback Steakhouse – The Red Steak Family Restaurant Nam Joo Hyuk, Han Seung Soo
2016 ~ 2017 클라란스코리아 : Clarins Korea 클라란스 : Clarins Cosmetic Kim Sarang, Hwang Soo Kyung
2017 SK텔레콤 : SK Telecom SK텔레콤 고객자부심 캠페인 : SK Telecom Customer Pride Campaign News Agency Jung Woo Sung
LF 질바이질스튜어트 슈즈 : Jill Baijil Stewart Shoes Shoes
엔씨에프 : NCF 나이스크랍 : Nash Scrap Clothing
2017 ~ present 덕신사 : Duk Shinsa 가네시 (GANESHI) Jewelry
LG생활건강 : LG Household & Health Care 오휘 : Ohi Cosmetic
유한킴벌리 : Yuhan-Kimberly 좋은느낌 : Good Feel Sanitary Pad
2018 ~ present LVMH 플라워바이겐조 : Flower by Kenzo Perfume
제이에스티나 : J-Estina 제이에스티나 핸드백 : J-Estina handbags Bag, Accessories
더블유컨셉코리아 : W. Concept Korea 프론트로우 : Front Row Clothing
롯데주류 : Lotte Liquor 클라우드 : Cloud Liquor (Beer) Kim Hye Soo
CJ푸드빌 : CJ Foodville Twosome Place Cafe Franchise