“Queen of Housewives” actress Kim Nam-joo has been named one of the top ten actors of Asia by China Entertainment TV (CETV), according to her agency Wellmade Star M on Thursday.
Wellmade Star M announced through a press release that the actress will be attending the award ceremony, to be held at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on June 19, as well as a press conference with some 100 Chinese media outlets.
“Kim Nam-joo is the only Korean to be selected as one of the top ten Asian actors, thanks to the popularity of ‘Queen of Housewives,'” an associate at CETV was quoted as saying. “We are honored that she will be attending the event.”
A handful of celebrities from the Greater China region will be attending the ceremony including Mike He, Rainie Yang, Wilber Pan, Ethan Ruan and Joseph Cheng, who is called the “Rain of Taiwan.” Many pop stars including Ashin and Bang Bang Tang will also be performing at the event.
Celebrating its sixth anniversary, the Chinese broadcaster had asked viewers to cast votes for top ten actors in Asia. Fans’ voting had taken place every year with stars from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan being awarded the title.
“Housewives”, about a 30-something woman who struggles to help her husband succeed, became one of the most-watched shows during its run early last year, topping Korea’s TV ratings charts for three consecutive weeks.
Kim, 39, made a successful comeback by taking on “Housewives,” her first acting job since marrying actor Kim Seung-woo in 2005 and giving birth to a daughter.
Her comedic portrayal of a modern Korean housewife won her numerous accolades including being named ‘Actor of the Year’ by Korea’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism last December.
She is currently shooting several television commercials and recently agreed to star in the second season of “Housewives,” tentatively titled “Queen of Tears.”
“Tears” is scheduled to air in September after historical drama “Dong Yi – Jewel in the Crown” ends its run.
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