FIVE ASIAN-HOLLYWOOD NOONAS WHO CAN MAKE IT BIG IN HALLYU
Hallyu is the popular name for South Korea's entertainment industry. Hallyu is also the Asian answer to Hollywood. The rise of Hallyu has brought a big change to the world's entertainment industry. With Hallyu, the pop-culture fandom has moved from the west to the east.
Like Hollywood, Hallyu is also embracing the diversity trend. The South Korean government is planning to make Hallyu the entertainment hub for all Asian celebrities in the future. In fact, there are a lot of Hallyu filmmakers nowadays who are interested to cast Asian actors from other countries in their dramas and films. I believe this will be great for all Asian celebrities and the Hallyu entertainment industry.
Last year, I wrote a listicle titled FIVE ASIAN-HOLLYWOOD OPPAS WHO CAN MAKE IT BIG IN HALLYU. I shared a list of five Asian-Hollywood actors that I believe will be popular in Hallyu in the listicle. The listicle was a big hit last year. So for today's post, I'm going to share my list of five Asian-Hollywood actresses that I believe can be popular in Hallyu.
But before I share the list, let me share the meaning of the word 'noona' with you guys ^_^
According to the Korean dictionary, the word noona (누나 ) means older sister/older female friend. The Korean language/hangeul has gender specific-pronounce, grammar, and vocabulary compared to English. The word noona (누나 ) is used to address older sister/older female friends for males. And in Korean pop-culture, the word noona (누나 ) is used by fanboys to address their favorite actresses and girl idols.
Ok, this is all about the word noona (누나 ). Now let's check out the Five Asian-Hollywood Noonas Who Can Make It Big In Hallyu ^_^
#1 JESSICA HENWICK
Jessica Yu-Li Henwick is a British actress. She was born to a Chinese-Singaporean mother and an English father. Besides being an actress, this brains and brawn beauty is also a writer. Henwick is quite well-known among South Korean netizens for her role as Princess Nymeria Sand in HBO's Games Of Thrones.
#2 LIU YIFEI
Liu Yifei is also known as Crystal Liu. She is the actress who played Hua Mulan in Disney's Live-Action Mulan. Liu Yifei is quite famous in South Korea. Plus, she once dated South Korean A-List actor, Song Seung Heon.
#3 KELLY MARIE TRAN
Kelly Marie Tran is an Asian-American actress of Vietnamese descent. Tran gained worldwide popularity for her roles in two Star Wars films, The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise Of Skywalker (2019). She was also the voice of Princess Raya in Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon (2021). Tran is admired for her go-getter image. She is also a beauty of her own class. I believe Tran will be a good role model in Hallyu.
Awkwafina is now one of the most successful Asian-Hollywood actresses. She's also a rapper and comedian. Awkwafina's role as Goh Peik Lin in Crazy Rich Asians has given her worldwide popularity. She also has won a Golden Globe award for Farewell. Awkwafina is quite famous in South Korea now. She is admired by fanboys and male celebrities for her talent, X-Factor, charisma, and witty image. I'm sure she will make it big in Hallyu. After all, this noona already has her fandom in South Korea and Asia. And I really want to see her as Park Seo Joon's leading lady. Hehehe ^_^
#5 GEMMA CHAN
Gemma Chan is an English actress of Chinese descent. This exotic beauty is also known for her intelligence, elegance, stylish fashion sense, clean image, and generosity. Before Chan became an actress, she was almost a lawyer and has a Bachelor's Degree in Law. Chan is now one of the celebrity ambassadors for UNICEF. As a UNICEF ambassador, Chan has done a lot of charities and donations to help those who are in need. With her intelligence, elegance, stylish fashion sense, clean image, and generosity, I believe Chan will really be adored, admired, and highly respected in South Korea. She has all the qualities of a perfect noona ^_^ In fact, Chan already has a strong fandom in South Korea. There are a lot of K-pop idols and Hallyu actors who admitted that they have a crush on Chan and even named her as their ideal type. As a fan of Chan, I really wish to see her in K-Dramas/K-Movies as a leading lady to A-List actors like Lee Joon Gi, Lee Dong Wook, Hyun Bin, etc. She will make a fine K-Drama/K-Movie heroine.
Ok, so these are the five Asian Hollywood noonas that I believe can be popular in South Korea. I believe these five noonas have what it takes to become a star in Hallyu. So which one of these five noonas do you guys believe can become a huge star in Hallyu? And why? Please share your opinions in the comment box below.
Ok, this is all for now. I'll see you guys again in my next post. Bonne weekend and stay safe.
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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