South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo has signed a contract with a Chinese film studio founded by famous director Wong Kar-wai as a step to working more broadly in the world's most populous country, local media reported Monday.
According to the report by Xinhuanet, while attending the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday the actress said that she had joined Hong Kong-based production company Jet Tone Films.
"After signing this contract, I believe that I will cooperate with more outstanding Chinese-language directors and actors in the future," Song was quoted as saying.
The company, which manages famous Chinese and Hong Kong stars like Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung, welcomed Song's signing through a message on Weibo.
Song played a role in the 2013 movie "The Grandmaster," directed by Wong Kar-wai, along with Leung.
The 37-year-old actress rose to stardom through her leading roles in mega-hit Korean soap operas, including "Autumn in My Heart," "All In," "Full House" and "Descendants of the Sun."
She has also appeared in several Chinese films including "The Queens."
source: Yonhap News