December 05, 2005 23:11
Korean actor Ji Jin-hee is using his growing star power in Southeast Asia to drum up audiences for a new pan-Asian film he stars in. “Perhaps Love” was directed by Peter Chan, who also produced and directed “Comrades: Almost a Love Story” in 1996.
Ji started a trip to China last Wednesday and is scheduled to stop over in Hong Kong this Tuesday. From there he is off to tour Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan until the end of the year. Ji has hit the road both to promote the movie he stars in and to look after his growing fan base in the region.
It was the historical soap “Daejanggeum (Jewel in the Palace)” that first catapulted him to popularity in Southeast Asia. Given that Ji’s co-stars in “Perhaps Love” include Kaneshiro Takeshi, Jacky Cheung and Xun Zhou, it is a measure of his clout in the region that he is heading promotional efforts for the film there.
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