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Korean Actress, Hong Kong Actor Meet in Busan

2004/10/08 | Permalink | Source

Korean actress Lee Young-ae, host of the opening ceremonies of the Pusan International Film Festival, and Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai, the leading man in "2046", the movie that opened the festival, met on Friday. The meeting of the two popular actors was arranged by the organizing committee of the festival.
Tony Leung Chiu Wai started the conversation by saying that Lee Young-ae's appearances in "Joint Security Area" and "Spring Days Pass" was memorable". Lee responded by blushing and saying that she too admired Tony on the screen, adding that having met him in person, she was convinced that he was a kind person.

Actress Lee Young-ae hosted the opening ceremony of the Pusan International Film Festival, with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, the leading man in "2046", the film that will open the festival. The two had a date on Friday afternoon.

When asked about love, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, who is loved by women around the world for his sensitive portrayals of contemporary men, he answered simply, "Love is Kimchi".Kimchi tastes and smells awful when you first make it, but it gets its own unique taste as time goes by, he said, adding that love should have that seasoned quality, soliciting loud applause from those in attendance. Cheers turned to sighs, however, when he added that he is skeptical of unchanging love. Lee, on the other hand, said that she believes in undying love and said that after watching the movie, "2046", Tony Leung Chiu Wai made her want to fall in love. It was the Hong Kong actor's turn to blush.

Answering questions about director Wong Kar-wei, who made "In the Mood for Love", "Happy Together" and "2046". Tony playfully remarked that because he rarely saw the director without sunglasses, it was hard to tell what he was thinking.

When asked if the two actors would like to work in a film together, Lee answered that the language difference would be a problem, but after watching "2046" she realized that movies could work beyond language. She added that it would be an honor if the two were to work together in a movie. Tony replied that he had seen many Korean films in the last few years and that if there were a good project, he would be happy to work with Lee. The two actors ended their date by saying that fans have been a great support and that the actors would repay that loyalty by making quality movies.

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