2006, June 15
Rising teenage actress Park Shin-hye, who has become popular in Japan since the drama “Trees in Heaven” aired there in March, has been offered an opportunity to promote herself in Japan.
The 17 year-old actress is the only star in her teens among the Korean stars who have been invited to the Fuji TV-sponsored Korean star photo exhibition to be held in Tokyo until July 2. Other invited stars include Japanese favorite Bae Yong-jun, Jang Dong-gun, Lee Young-ae, Won Bin and Son Ye-jin.
Park will not only make an appearance at the exhibition but also participate in an auction hosted by the exhibition organizer, where the stars’ personal mementos will be auctioned off. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to UNICEF.
Park’s agency, CloudFish, said that the fact that Park has been invited to the exhibition for Korean top stars shows that she is recognized as a rising star who will lead the Korean Wave in the future in Japan. “We hope that her popularity there will become even greater because of the exhibition,” it added.
Meanwhile, the young actress is now shooting a horror film with the working title of “Untold Story: The Red Forest.”