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Actor Ji Jin-hee receives warm welcome in Hong Kong

2010/12/14 | 1515 views | Permalink | Source

Actor Ji Jin-hee in Hong Kong from December 11 to 13 [N.O.A. Entertainment]

Korean actor Ji Jin-hee received a warm welcome from fans in Hong Kong over the weekend, according to his agency N.O.A. Entertainment.

N.O.A. stated through its press release Tuesday that Ji, who went on a promotional tour to Hong Kong to promote historical drama "Dong Yi", received a hearty welcome from both drama fans and the press during his stay from December 11 to 13.

He was accompanied by actress Han Hyo-joo who was his co-star in the drama by producer Lee Byung-hoon of "Jewel in the Palace" fame.

During his three-day stay, Ji appeared on the local entertainment news show "CEN" of channel i-Cable with Han for an interview.

i-Cable channel has been airing "Dong Yi" at 9 p.m. on weekdays since November 15.

"I'm overwhelmed that 'Dong Yi' is so well received in Hong Kong", Ji was quoted as saying in the press release. "As a historical dramas are excellent chances to spread Korean traditional culture and history, the success of the drama is quite meaningful. I express my thanks to our fans who have shown much love for 'Dong Yi' following 'Dae Jang Geum' (2003)".

Ji and Han then received a plaque of appreciation from i-Cable for the high ratings the show has brought in and participated in fan meetings and other promotional events for the show. The two also held a press conference covered by numerous media outlets.

In the 60-part drama "Dong Yi", Ji plays the funny and romantic King Sook-jong who comes to love and protect a young place maid whose name is Dong-Yi, played by actress Han.

The 38-year old actor first visited Hong Kong in 2004 to promote "Dae Jang Geum" which was the mega-hit drama that helped him rose to instant stardom in the Asia region.

Since then he has starred in other dramas including "Miss Kim's adventures in Making a Million" (2004), "Spotlight" (2008), "He Who Can't Marry" (2009), and films "The Old Garden" (2007), "Bewitching Attraction" (2006), "Soo" (2007) and "Parallel Life" (2009).

Actor Ji Jin-hee and Han Hyo-joo in Hong Kong from December 11 to 13 [N.O.A. Entertainment]

Reporter: Heidi Kim heidikim@
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@
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