Tang Wei to marry director
CHINESE actress Tang Wei, who rose to fame in the erotic thriller Lust, Caution, is to marry the South Korean director who helmed her 2010 movie Late Autumn, the couple have announced.
The 34-year-old star met Kim Tae Yong, 44, on the set of the English-language co-production in which Tang played a prisoner who falls in love with a South Korean man while on a parole visit to her family in Seattle.
"We came to know and understand each other through a movie. We became friends and eventually lovers," they said in a statement released on Wednesday.
"And now we are about to become husband and wife, although we face a challenge to learn each other's language. But it will be the happiest moment of our lives," the statement said.
The wedding will take place later this year, with close family and friends present.
Lust, Caution, directed by Lee Ang, brought Tang international recognition although the sexually explicit nature of some scenes caused a backlash in China, where the actress lost a number of lucrative endorsement deals.
Her performance in Late Autumn won her the best actress prize at Seoul's top Baeksang Arts Awards in 2011.