Actresses Youn Yuh-jung and Han Ye-ri to make Hollywood debut in film produced by Steven Yeun

By Park Sae-jin Posted : July 12, 2019, 16:17 Updated : July 12, 2019, 16:17

Veteran Actress Youn Yuh-jung [Photograph by Yoo Dae-gil =]

SEOUL -- South Korean actresses Youn Yuh-jung and Han Ye-ri will make their Hollywood debut in a drama film produced by Korean-American actor Steven Yeun.

Hook Entertainment, Youn's acting agency, and Saram Entertainment, Han's acting agency, said on Friday that the two actresses would appear in "Minari" (water dropwort in Korean), a film produced by Yeun who gained international fame by playing a lead role in the global hit drama series "Walking Dead".

Minari depicts a story about a South Korean family migrating to a farm in Arkansas in the 1980s. Yeun, 35, will take the role of a Korean father. According to Variety, an American entertainment media, Yeun will start shooting next week.

Actress Han Ye-ri [Courtesy of Saram Entertainment]

Youn Yuh-jung, 72, is a veteran actress who debuted in a TV drama in 1966. She is an iconic figure in South Korea's acting scene for playing  a wide range of characters from a fastidious mother to the charismatic wife of a conglomerate owner. She has appeared in some 70 films and TV dramas.

Han Ye-ri, 34, was a traditional dancer who debuted in 2005 by appearing in a domestic independent film titled "Apple". Since then, she has appeared in various TV dramas and films such as the 2014 film, "Kundo: Age of the Rampant", and the 2016 TV drama, "Six Flying Dragons".
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