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Ryu Soo-young joins ranks of hallyu stars in Taiwan

2006/01/17 | 650 views | Permalink | Source

Actor Ryu Soo-young is set to captivate the hearts of Taiwanese viewers with his KBS TV2 series from last year entitled "18 vs. 29".

Ryoo's agency, Climax, reported on Jan. 17 that the series starring Ryoo will be shown by Taiwan's ETTV from Feb. 22.

In "18 vs. 29" Ryoo plays actor "Kang Sang-young", who looks confident on the outside but is fragile and pure-hearted deep inside. Sang-young does his best to help his wife "Hye-chan" recover her memory, which she loses in an accident.

An ETTV reporter who has visited Korea recently to interview Ryoo said the actor stands a good chance of succeeding in Taiwan, as his role in the series is expected to appeal to Taiwanese viewers as much as actor Ji Jin-hee's role in the popular MBC series "Jewelry in the Palace", which has recently taken Taiwan by storm.

In response, Ryoo said he wants to set off a new Korean Wave in Taiwan through his somewhat comic and endearing role in "18 vs. 29", which contrasts sharply with his previous, mostly stiff characters.

Ryoo plans to launch a massive promotion campaign in Taiwan under the auspices of ETTV. Currently, the actor is filming the new KBS epic drama "Seoul 1945", in which he plays "Choi Un-hyuk", a man whose love is doomed.

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