Another rising star
(Way too) pretty boy actor Lee Junki just received his Rising Star Award at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival, presented at the opening ceremonies on the 18th.
The festival continues through the 28th, and will be screening his latest project, Splendid Holiday (aka May 18), which won the Golden Orchid Award there. (His film King and the Clown was screened at the festival last year; his next release will be the joint Korea-Japan collaboration Virgin Snow on November 1.)
While I’m not a huuuge Lee Junki fan, I think it’s interesting that his film and drama careers seem to be taking off side-by-side. Okay, maybe his film work has the edge, but still; usually it’s one or the other. With the successes of My Girl and Time of Dog and Wolf, though, he’s building a drama resume along with his film one — which is a pretty good way of getting noticed overseas as well as at home. (Dramas tend to do well domestically and in Asia, while films generally have a more broad reach.)
Lee Junki announced that he’d be taking a short break after the festival before returning home to Korea. And hey, he’s in Hawaii — what better place to do it?
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY
Blue Sorbet – “L Hip Hop” [ zShare download ]