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Chung Joo-won
Friday, May 23, 2014

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Korean actress Ha Ji-won seeks Hollywood debut

The Korea Herald/ANN | Chung Joo-won | Friday, May 23, 2014

Actress Ha Ji-won in historical romance "Hwang Jini (2006)."

Actress Ha Ji-won is in talks with Twentieth Century Fox about her debut in a Hollywood film, Ha's agency Sun and Moon Entertainment confirmed on Thursday.

"(Ha) did have a meeting with Twentieth Century Fox, but we cannot disclose the details," the agency told Yonhap.

Ha, 36, met with Jeffrey Godsick, the president of the big-name Hollywood studio, on May 14 in Los Angeles.

Ha's agency and Godsick had a rough discussion over Ha's options to break into the Hollywood film scene, according to entertainment sources. Detailed discussions were reportedly pushed back to this fall, as the Korean actress is scheduled to star in her next film "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" in early June.

As the country's action icon, Ha has accumulated rich experience in the genre, a rarity for Korean actresses. She starred in a number of action movies such as "Dualist (2005)," "Sector 7 (2011)" and "The Huntresses (2014)." Her filmography also includes action-related K-dramas, including MBC historical dramas "Damo (2003)" and "Empress Ki (2014)" and SBS rom-com drama "Secret Garden (2010)."

"Hollywood critics are greatly interested in Ha's potential to become a world-class actress, especially in her acting skills and experience in the action genre," a movie critic told Yonhap.

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