February 28, 2012 10:55
Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon, who visited Korea to promote her new film "This Means War" last week, reportedly got swept away by the country's traditional culture on her first trip to the capital. During her three-day trip, she was photographed looking at handicrafts in the famous tourist spot of Insa-dong in the downtown area and trying local delicacies.
She also tried some hotteok, or sweet pancake with brown sugar, from a street snack cart and revealed her interest in temple food recipes at a store selling ingredients. She also bought some presents for her two children and Korean cosmetics as gifts for her friends.
Earlier, Witherspoon said that she was impressed by the warm welcome from her Korean fans at a press conference on Thursday. She also revealed her hope of getting the chance to work with Korean director Bong Joon-ho, as well as expressing her appreciation of the films of Park Chan-wook.
"This Means War" is set to be released on local theaters on Wednesday.
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