While Korean culture and art have been becoming successful overseas, the moves of stars seeking to advance their activities overseas are also drawing attention.
Actor Song Joong-ki appeared in the JTBC’s “Newsroom” on October 15th to promote the movie “Hopeless” and expressed his desire to advance his career overseas.
He said, “I have an audition after this activity. I failed most of the previous auditions, so I hope I pass this time. I think I have more desire to challenge myself with different cultures and various industries,” he said, adding that he is constantly knocking on doors through auditions in various countries for overseas activities.
Actor Kang Dong-won has mentioned overseas activities since before.
In March 2022, Kang signed with CAA, a local entertainment agency in the U.S., expressing his intention to work on a wider stage. He previously said on his agency’s online channel, “If I gain recognition (overseas), even if I film a Korean movie, people (all over the world) will watch it. Then, I can film Korean movies with a generous budget,” he said, revealing his deep feelings.
Having recently established AA Group, a one-man agency, and actively participated in the development and production of film and drama scenarios, he also participated in the production of the movie “Broker” directed by Hirokazu Core-eda, raising fans’ expectations for his overseas activities.
Lim Young-woong, the “God of Trot,” also expressed his ambition to expand overseas.
Participating in an interview with KBS’ “News 9” held in June, he announced his plan to expand his musical spectrum with the aim of expanding overseas. Lim Young-woong said, “I want to expand my musical spectrum so that foreign people can like it.” In addition, when asked by the MC whether he plans to challenge himself with genres such as pop and hip-hop, he replied, “I can do it with that feeling,” signaling infinite transformation.