South Korea’s star Park Seo Joon (also, Jun) was in the Philippines over the weekend and had good things to share to Filipinos.
Park Seo Joon was in the country to launch a new line of clothing for homegrown brand, Bench.
The Korean Hallyu Wave star actor, whose K-Drama hits include “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, “Fight for my Way,” and “Hwarang”, met fans at a Manila fan event on September 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Park Seo Joon gamely posed for selfies and photos, held games on stage, and thanked the Filipino fans for meeting him.
While in the country, Park Seo Joon was also seen enjoying the local Sisig, a popular dish that has earned the attention of world chefs and travel sites.
In a press conference with local media, Park Seo Joon was asked about what he wanted to do in the Philippines. Through translator and event host Sam Oh, the Korean actor revealed his wish to work with Filipino actors.
“I mean, acting is a craft that doesn’t really need language. You can close barriers with a craft like acting. Oh, this would be a good place for me to come back, I mean I’m here with Bench, but I would maybe think of other work opportunities’ and how he’d like to come back and do more work here,” said Park Seo Jun.
Asked if he was eyeing Hollywood after appearing in a cameo role in the film “Parasite” which won the Palme d’Or and three other awards at the 2019 Cannes Filmfest, Park Seo Jun said he was staying in Korea, saying, “It’s my job as an actor to show quality work. I have to try hard to reciprocate the love of fans by acting better.”
On social media, Park Seo Jun posted a message of thanks for Filipinos together with a short video clip of the jam-packed venue where he held his fan meet.
The Philippines’ own stars have received Korean recognition with the 2019 Asian Star Prize awarded to Alden Richards, the same prize given to Dennis Trillo in 2016 at the Seoul International Drama Awards.
Last weekend, the first-ever Korea Pinoy International Film Festival was held in Seoul to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and South Korea.
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