My name is Saya, don’t mess with me.
Korean actress Jeon Ji-hyeon was in Japan for the preview of her Hollywood movie debut Blood: The Last Vampire. In the movie, 27 year-old Jeon plays Saya.
On the surface, Saya is a stunning 17-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old halfling. Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.
The movie is a remake of a Japanese anime of the same name.
Appearing with Japanese actress Koyuki at the preview, Jeon shared how it felt like playing the role of a student in Japanese school uniform for the movie, “I felt a bit embarrassed, but it was good to play a young girl.”
Koyuki said, “With more than 12 hours a day spent on shooting, it was impossible to shoot the action scenes unless the body and mind became one. Jeon was just such an actress, giving her best when acting. I respect her.”
Jointly produced by Hong Kong and France, “Blood: The Last Vampire” is Jun’s first Hollywood film.
The movie will be released in Japan on 29 May, 2009. It will be in UK cinemas June 12.
Check out the UK trailer here:
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