Do gets Tussauds’ treatment
A life-size wax sculpture of a character played by actor Kim Soo-hyun will be displayed at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, according to the actor’s agency Keyeast Entertainment on Friday.
Keyeast Entertainment said that Kim’s fictional character Do Min-jun from the hit drama series “My Love From the Star” (2014) will be put on display at the museum between April and May.
“By adding a wax figure of Kim we believe our lineup of wax sculptures will be complete,” an official from Madame Tussauds Hong Kong was quoted as saying in a press release from Keyeast Entertainment.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a tourist magnet. It displays wax sculptures of celebrities, including Hong Kong actor-director Jackie Chan, British rock band The Beatles and former British soccer player David Beckham.
Kim reached the height of his career with “My Love From the Star.” The series centers upon the love story of an A-list actress and an alien from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) who has been alive for 400 years.
Kim acts out the role of the alien who falls for an actress played by Jun Ji-hyun.
Because of its immense popularity in China, the drama series has been credited for bringing more Chinese tourists to Korea.
By Sung So-young