Her bold - and revealing - role in "Hypnotized" did not impress moviegoers in As if her sexy image-making on the silver screen was not enough, Kim is doing it all again with a similarly sensuous role in "A Day for an Affair," a black comedy depicting two homemakers embroiled in extramarital affairs. Jang Moon-il, who made the lighthearted comedy "The Happy Funeral Director" in , directs the film. In "A Day for an Affair," to be released on Feb. E-seul does not hesitate in pursuing a relationship with the young man, though the age gap is more than 10 years.
She is known for her versatility and acting range. Kim Hye-soo debuted in the film Ggambo when she was a first year high school student. But it was when she reinvented her image as a glamorous and confident femme fatale in films Hypnotized ,  The Red Shoes   and Tazza: The High Rollers that she gained acting recognition and entered the Korean film industry A-list. In , Kim returned to television with Style , which is set in the fashion industry. Set among the casinos of Macau , the star-studded heist film became the all-time second highest grosser in Korean cinema history.
But she said there was a bit of hesitation initially after reviewing the script. But of course there were people opposed to the idea. Her manager, for example, was concerned of Kim Hye Sun tarnishing the clean and cute image she built over her year acting career. In the early part of her career, Kim Hye Sun was a pop icon with a very sweet image sort of like Lee Min Jung but less popular.