Kim Yun-jin to represent Korean culture globally
Speaking of Korean stars in America, Kim Yun-jin, of the U.S. television series Lost, was appointed goodwill ambassador for the Korea Content Agency on May 7.
The agency held its opening ceremony in Seoul at the Culture Contents Center and operates with the goal of promoting Korean entertainment (films, music, animation, games) to a worldwide audience. Thus, they selected Kim as an actor who has made her name known to an international audience through her role in Lost.
Kim Yunjin gained widespread recognition in the 1999 spy action film Swiri [쉬리], while her last film was the thriller Seven Days [세븐데이즈] with Park Hee-soon (which was originally called Thursday’s Child and had cast Kim Sun-ah).
Her next project is the film Harmony [하모니], which takes place inside a women’s prison and co-stars Na Mun-hee (High Kick, Girl Scout). It is directed by Kang Dae-kyu, who was part of the directing team for Duelist and assistant director for That Guy Was Cool.
In Harmony, Kim’s character gives birth while in prison. The title refers to her character’s desire to sing for her child, which leads her to form a choir. The film will enter shooting next month, and wrap in time to let Kim get back to the States to film the sixth season of Lost in September.