Jamie Chung’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ Role Was ‘Rare’ For Her—But She Wishes It Wasn’t

Jason Pham
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Jamie Chung can relate to a character in her episode of Lovecraft Country. In episode 6 of the HBO series, Chung stars as Ji-Ah, a nurse in the Korean War in the 1950s. The episode, which centers on Ji-Ah, reveals that the character isn’t just a nurse, but a kumiho, a nine-tailed fox creature, who seduces men in order to take their souls. “The episode beautifully aligns with the overall themes of this show, which is: How are people and monsters treated differently in society?” Chung tells StyleCaster. “Monsters being the kumiho. How are they frowned upon and how do they survive?”

But the kumiho isn’t the character Chung relates to most in the episode. In the episode, an unnamed...

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