Korean actor Lee Byung-hun will appear on CNN’s “Talk Asia,” according to movie distributor K& Entertainment.
The distributor said that the interview request was made by CNN.
“Lee is likely to talk about his pride and philosophy as an actor. The interview, which will be aired to 220 million viewers worldwide, will be held during the Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival,” K& Entertainment said in a statement.
Lee, who played Storm Shadow in the Hollywood film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” is back in town to promote his new film “I Come with the Rain,” opposite Josh Hartnett. Lee, Hartnett and Japanese co-star Kimura Takuya will appear together at the film festival held at the nation’s southern port city from Oct. 8 to 16.
This is the second time for the 39-year-old to have conducted an interview with CNN. The last one was held in England last year when he was present for the London screening of the Korean film “The Good, The Bad, The Weird.”
“Talk Asia” is one of the channel’s representative programs, inviting renowned figures from various fields, including politics, business, sports and culture. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and director John Woo, along with Korean stars BoA and Rain, have also appeared on the show. (Korea Times)