Top star Kwon Sang Woo is to visit the Cannes International Film Festival, traveling there on Jackie Chan’s private jet.
According to an announcement by Kwon’s agency, Bel Actors Entertainment, on May 14, Kwon will leave Beijing, China, on May 17 with Jackie Chan to participate in the 65th Cannes Festival. The reason for his appearance is to promote the movie he starred in with Chan, 12 Chinese Zodiac Heads. The star has never shown up at the Cannes festival before.
By offering to take Kwon with him on his private jet to the film festival, Jackie Chan has done Kwon a great favor. While shooting the movie, Kwon was so immersed in his work that he pushed himself to continue shooting despite a knee injury. Eventually, he ended up getting stem-cell surgery.
On seeing this, Chan postponed the shooting schedule until Kwon recovered, saying that he also had several near-death experiences while shooting. Again, he had did a great favor for the Korean celebrity.
During the festival, Kwon is to be involved in other promotions organized by foreign press, China’s Huayi Brothers, and so on. Thanks to Jackie Chan, an influential figure in China, it seems that Kwon will gain a higher level of recognition throughout the country.
From the 6th to the 10th of May, Kwon promoted the film Shadows of Love, in which he starred with Cecilia Cheung in China. The movie caught attention as it opened simultaneously on 4,000 screens throughout the country.