Hallyu stars are increasingly trying to capitalize on their fame by traversing the cultural divide and attempting the Hollywood crossover. The latest to announce her intent to make the leap is one of Korea’s loveliest (and most famous) natural beauties, Song Hye Gyo.
It’s just been announced that she will be soon heading to New York to shoot the indie flick Fetish (way to skirt that whole Asian commodification and fetishization issue, huh?), co-starring opposite German actor Arno Frisch (photo) of the film Funny Games.
Song Hye Gyo met the casting director at the recent Pusan Film Festival, who was struck with her beauty and appeal in the film Hwang Jini, and was offered the role. Her management company explained that although Song Hye Gyo has been offered other roles in Hollywood films in the past, none of the characters seemed right for her. However, they felt this project would allow her to show her talents properly and effectively. She’ll be leaving soon for New York to begin work on the film, which is described as dealing with occult matters.
Hm. Of all the Hallyu actors to attempt the leap, somehow I feel Song Hye Gyo is ill-equipped for the challenge… I don’t think she’s at all fluent in English, and I’ve never exactly been wowed by her acting talent, either. She is, like Kim Tae Hee, a very beautiful and likable star whose acting skills are the weakest point about her acting career. I dunno about this…
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