Hallyu star Lee Young-ae has captivated the hearts of about 3,000 Japanese fans.
The Internet edition of the Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports reported on May 9, "Beautiful film actress Lee Young-ae, South Korea’s ‘Sayuri Yoshinaga’ (a Japanese film actress), had her first fan meeting at the Shibuya NHK Hall in Tokyo, Japan on May 8."
Lee is visiting Japan to promote the MBC TV drama "A Jewel in the Palace," in which she acted. The drama is currently being aired on NHK. At the fan meeting, Lee received much acclaim from her fans, who called her "Sayuri Yoshinaga" for her beautiful features and dignified attitude.
Yoshinaga is a 61-year-old Japanese actress who is loved by many Japanese people for her beauty despite her advanced age.
In an interview with local journalists, Lee said, "The film ‘Modern Times,’ which I saw when I was 18, is full of humanity. I like animated films directed by Hayao Miyazaki very much because they have a charm similar to that in ‘Modern Times.’"
Lee also said, "I would like to marry a man who will invariably love me."