When the newest Chinese fantasy drama Ice Fantasy wanted Korean actress Kim Hee Sun to join the cast, they let her choose her own role. Guess who the famous Faith actress picked? Here are six interesting things that you should know about one of the most popular reigning actresses in Asia.  

1. Kim Hee Sun is such a natural beauty that she won the Fair Face Beauty Contest in 1992 when she was still in middle school, and started modeling for teen magazines thereafter. Her commercial for Lotte SamKang's Crab Chips led to her debut in TV drama Dinosaur Teacher when she was only 16, which began a prolific and acclaimed acting career. Some of her famous works have been Men of the Bath HouseWedding Dress, Sunflower, and Mister Q.  She has also been a sought-after star for commercials.

2. After she became known to the Chinese audience through the 2000 Korean martial arts film Bichunmoo, she was invited to star in her first Chinese movie, The Myth, with the famous international superstar Jackie Chan. She and Jackie Chan also sang the beautiful theme song "Endless Love" in a duet, which you can hear in the following video. A second video shows them sing the song in a live performance. The 2005 fantasy epic raised Kim Hee Sun's fame all across Asia and beyond.

3. She married businessman Park Ju Young in 2007, and decided to take time off to devote herself to family life. Her daughter, nicknamed Jackpot, was born in 2009. Her break would last for 5 years, during which time she also wrote a book, titled Kim Hee Sun's Happy Mom Project.

4. She returned to TV to star in the fantasy historical romance Faith in 2012. Her co-star was the rising young leading man Lee Min Ho, who would later say that Kim Hee Sun was his favorite actress in a 2014 interview.

5. Her most recent Korean drama was Angry Mom in 2015. Kim Hee Sun played a mother who masqueraded as a high school student to investigate wrongdoings at her daughter's school. Her love interest in the drama was Ji Soo (Cheer UpDoctor Crush) who was 16 years younger. They acted so well together that they were nominated for Best Couple award.

6. When the new Chinese fantasy drama Ice Fantasy offered Kim Hee Sun the lead role, she instead decided to take on the role of Lian Ji, the mysterious consort to the King of the Ice Tribe. Her character plays a significant role in unleashing chaos in the kingdom and its surrounding world. You can see her in character in this short video:

The beautiful and trendsetting actress moves easily between Korean and Chinese projects. She is so popular in China that she has starred in two films, The Myth and The Warring States, as well as the upcoming drama Ice Fantasy. Next, an offer has already arrived for her to play the famous Empress Wu in a new fantasy movie, Legend of He Xiangu

Ice Fantasy stars Feng Shao Feng (Prince of Lan Ling) and f(x)'s Victoria Song as lovers caught in the battles between two kingdoms. The new drama will start on July 24 on DramaFever. Add it to your queue now!


Ice Fantasy - 幻城

Starring Feng Shao Feng and Victoria Song

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