The world of East Asian cinema has been rocked by the news that Chinese actress Tang Wei is set to marry Korean director Kim Tae Yong later this year. The couple is expected to settle in Korea, after details emerged that they have purchased land in the city of Bundang, near Seoul.
The two met on the set of the movie “Late Autumn,” directed by Kim Tae Yong and starring Tang Wei. The actress won fame for her role in the 2009 film, “Lust, Caution.” Rumors had circulated ever since regarding the pair’s possible romantic involvement, although both parties had denied the claim.
The wedding is set to take place in Korea before the release of Tang Wei’s upcoming movie, “The Golden Era,” which will begin screening in China in October this year. The couple plans to finalize their wedding before the actress begins promotion for the new movie.
Tang Wei is well-known in Korea, where she has previously hosted the opening ceremony of the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, and speculation is rife that moving to her husband’s country may mean that she could appear in Korean movies in the future.
A spokesperson from her agency told the media, “If Tang Wei gets a good offer to star in a Korean film, she will certainly consider taking it.”