Song Ji Hyo Is the Rising Star of Hallyu in China
After charming the audience with her humble personality and skillful acting, actress Song Ji Hyo has become one of the hottest Hallyu stars in Chinese-speaking countries.
It all begun with “Running Man.” Together with Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, and other male members, Song Ji Hyo has entertained the viewers through a number of hilarious episodes. The cast members have travelled around Asia to greet their local fans, and the responses have been particularly hot in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Recently, Song Ji Hyo has gained popularity through her role on “Emergency Couple.” The drama has been sold to ten countries so far, proving its overseas appeal, and the download rates in Chinese-speaking countries have been extremely high. The sweet love story drew in viewers episode after episode, not to mention the charm of the independent but lovable character played by Song Ji Hyo.
Director Lee Jae Eun of C-JeS Entertainment commented, “In addition to various events in China, we have received offers to hold fan meetings, which is unusual for an actress. In addition, we have received more inquiries regarding ‘CHO.2’ snapbacks, which Song Ji Hyo helped to design, after the local fans have become aware of them.”
As Chinese Hallyu fans are known for having a soft spot for historical dramas, Song Ji Hyo’s past works such as “Jumong” and “Gyebaek” are gaining attention as well. As a result, locally produced historical dramas are showing their interest in casting the talented actress, and we can expect her to pursue a career outside of Korea very soon.