Actor Kang Ha Neul and director Jason Kim were in Singapore on August 31st for the upcoming release of the summer hit movie “Midnight Runners” in September 7. They arrived in the country shortly before midnight on August 30th from Hong Kong, where they also participated at the police-comedy film’s promotional events.
The activities in Singapore kicked off with a closed door press conference at the InterContinental Singapore at 12 noon where the actor, in his usual jovial state enthusiastically and readily answered all questions thrown at him, mostly about his upcoming mandatory military enlistment on September 11th, filming of the movie and his lovelife.
Later at 6pm in Bugis Junction, Kang Ha Neul and director Kim were welcomed by at least 300 screaming fans during the meet and greet session, which was the only public appearance of the actor. At the fanmeet, the heartthrob was given a chance to showcase his hidden artistic skills in a game where 3 fans were asked to guess what he drew.
Several lucky fans who won online games and lottery courtesy of sponsors tvN, VIU and Golden Village received goodie bags and signed posters from Kang Ha Neul and director Kim, and in addition, a hug from the actor himself! Of course, photo sessions with the duo concluded the event.
The closed door gala premiere of “Midnight Runners” followed at 7:30 at Golden Village Suntec City Mall. The duo greeted the audience at the two cinemas where the screenings were held. The fortunate attendees were selected by invitation and lottery by Golden Village Cinema, Purple Plan (movie distributor), VIU Singapore and tvN Asia. Theatrical release of “Midnight Runners” in selected cinemas will start on September 7.
Through these events, Kang Ha Neul charmed his way to the hearts of the press and the fans that he interacted with, impressing them with his personality, manners and work ethics. Director Kim could attest to these, as he was sincerely all praises to Kang Ha Neul. Truly, the hearththrob lives up to his reputation of being Mr. Nice Guy in the Korean entertainment industry. Oh, and who would not like his smile and laughter?
This was Kang Ha Neul’s second visit to Singapore, his first was in August 2016 for the promotion of TV drama, Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
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