Actress Ha Ji-won attended a special screening of the movie “As One” in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Ha was greeted by a throng of Korean-Americans and other fans who attended the event to catch a glimpse of the Hallyu actress.
Ahead of the Los Angeles release yesterday in the United States, the movie began showing in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia as well as in Vancouver and Toronto from June 1.
The film is based on a true story about a friendship that emerged between table tennis players from the North and the South back in 1991 when the two Koreas joined forces to compete as one nation at the World Table Tennis Championships, subsequently winning a gold medal in the process.
When the film hit the one million mark in terms of viewers, Ha, along with co-star Bae Doo-na, served lucky fans at a pub in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, back on May 15. Fans applied on the movie’s official Web site for the chance to meet the stars at the special promotional event.
By Carla Sunwoo