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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ASIAN BEAUTIES ON FADIMA MOONEIRA
Definitely think these could all play great older sister parts! I love Gemma Chan :) xReplyDelete
Yeah, she has the perfect noona image.Delete
Amazing actors, I don't know a lot of actors by their names haha but it's good to know them more. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a talented group of actors! I love Kelly Marie Tran. I’d definitely love to see more of them. Great post!ReplyDelete
I like her too. She’s an inspiring woman.Delete
Interesting read. Now I know what Noona means and what Hallyu is :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
These seem like some really talented actresses; I've not heard of any of them so it's nice to be introduced to new people to get to know and enjoy their works. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You are welcome. And thank you for reading ♥️♥️♥️Delete
These sound like some great talented and powerful actresses. I can see why they have made your list.ReplyDelete
Wow, they are all so beautiful and talented. Now I know what Hallyu means. Thank youReplyDelete
You’re K-Beauty fan. Of course you must what Hallyu is. Hehehe.Delete
This was enlightening as I am not too familiar with too many Asian celebrities. I appreciate you educating us on Noonas because I would've had no idea what you were talking about. Lol Nonetheless, you have reminded me to watch the live action MuLan movie I always wanted to check out. Great post!ReplyDelete
Yeah, Disney’s Live Action Mulan is a good movie to watch.Delete
I like these personalities. Great list!ReplyDelete
Very interesting! I bet all of them could, if they wanted to. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah of course!Delete
These sound like a great list of wonderful women! I don't know much about asian actresses or actors but i love learning about it :) xReplyDelete
That’s great. I like people who likes to learn new things. Keep it up 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍Delete
I love the last two the most - Gemma is so beautiful and miss Awkwafina is so talented.ReplyDelete
Yes! I couldn't agree with you more. Gemma Chan is a beautiful woman inside and out. Awkwafina is smart, cool, and talented.Delete
Interesting! I'm not familiar at all with the celebrity world, whether from the west or east, but it's good that more areas are coming up and getting noticed on the world-scale industryReplyDelete
Anda here, no idea why it switched to `unknown` 😦Delete
I have no idea as well 😅Delete
Love this! I love kpop and Korean series hat's why i really appreciate this!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that.Delete
I think Crystal Liu will make it big in hallyu..and gemma too. They're both so talented.ReplyDelete
Kita tak kenal semua actress ni tapi bila baca details kat mereka tiba2 macam woooooowww interesting nya berbakat dan best nya dapat jadi suara latar untuk disney movieReplyDelete
Kan!!! I always want to become a voice actor.Delete
Talented semua ni kan.. mana-mana pergi mesti boleh up diaorang punya kerjaya.. the no5 tu i suka look dia laa.. more to melayu kannn..ReplyDelete
Ha’ah... gamma Chan has an exotic look. Muka dia macam Chinese ada, macam Malay ada, macam Chindian pun ada.Delete
gemma tu cantik betul.. suka tgk wajah dia nampak elegan sungguhReplyDelete
such an interesting post! i love Kelly Marie Tran! I agree she's going to be a good role model in Hallyu. thanks for sharing this post!ReplyDelete
Yeah! I admire her brains!Delete
Love your list here as most of them are my fav actors to enjoy their shows too. Cheers SiennylovesdrawingReplyDelete
so proud of these beautiful ladies. they are all so amazing and talented in their own ways and i cant wait to see them succeed!ReplyDelete
Interesting - this post taught me quite a bit and it was lovely to read about these wonderful ladies! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow all the five noonas not only stunning, but they are so talented and smart. I like all of them, all the bestReplyDelete
I have only heard of Jessica Henwick from this list, but I think they would all succeed in Hallyu and can't wait to see them on the big screens and scene there!ReplyDelete