January 13, 2015 10:29
Chinese actress Tang Wei has been recognized for her contribution to enhancing Korea's image around the world.
The Corea Image Communication Institute, a private organization that works to improve Korea's global image, gave awards to Tang and two others in its annual Korea Image Awards in Seoul on Monday.
Tang said she was honored to receive the award and took it as an encouragement.
Tang co-stars in U.S. director Michael Mann's "Blackhat" with Chris Hemsworth, best known for his role in the "Thor" series. The action thriller is scheduled for release here in March.
While her screen persona is that of a beautiful woman in love, as portrayed in films like "Lust, Caution," "Crossing Hennessy" and "Late Autumn," in reality, Tang says, she's more the easygoing, tomboyish sort.
Tang is well known for her charity work, helping children in need in China. She believes that everyone has a responsibility to devote their energies to others, and that -- after all -- to help others is to help oneself. The actress says she is always thankful that she is capable of helping others, and that her helping hand can be of use.
Tang married Korean director Kim Tae-yong in August last year. Although she lives mostly in Beijing, Tang said she expects to be visiting Korea more often now that she's married to a Korean man.
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