Angelina Jolie compliments S. Korea and Rain.

[Cloud USA] What we find interesting here, in addition to Jolie complimenting Rain, are her comments about how much care and support South Korea continues to give to North Korean refugees—a very impressive thing.  It is true that all we ever hear about are the scary and very real hostilities between the two countries; it isn’t often that we run across items of goodwill, such as this.

We can’t help being concerned about the situation on the Korean peninsula.  After all, anything that affects it also affects Rain, his colleagues, and all of the Korean people in a major way.

Thanks, Terri, for bringing this article to my attention.

— Stephe ^@@^


The Korea Times 7/28/2010 — Angelina Jolie, the goodwill ambassador for a U.N. refugee agency, expressed concerns about North Korean defectors, Wednesday during a visit to Seoul, and hopes to help improve their situation.

The screen beauty, on a tour to promote her new spy film “Salt,” said she discussed the matter earlier in the day with South Korean representatives of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  “They spoke a lot about the concerns about people being persecuted when they are sent back to North Korea,’’ said Jolie.  “I’m very concerned about the people. I know all of you are as well, and you have been doing a great deal to help them… I’m just in solidarity with all of you.’’

She was impressed by the support for North Korean refugees here….  “I learned today they give citizenship when they cross into South Korea. I think that’s extraordinary. People don’t know that.’’

About 20,000 North Koreans have settled in the South since the Korean War ended in 1953….

Being a mother is a big part of her life, and she always chooses film projects in consideration of the length and location of the shooting. Save for Pitt and the twins, the rest of her children accompanied her on the trip. She said she wants to share as much of her working experience as possible with her family. She added that her kids are a fan of K-pop star Rain, who played the lead in the Hollywood film NINJA ASSASSIN.  “Their mother thinks he’s very cool too,’’ she said.

» You can read reporter Lee Hyo-Won’s article in its entirety on the Korea Times site HERE.  (*Please note: There seems to be a constant problem with the Korea Times server where correct links do not work.)


A clip of Angelina’s SALT press conference in Seoul, where she mentions Rain, after the 2-minute mark.  (credit: Daum / courtesy of ratoka @YT)

~ by Cloud USA on July 28, 2010.

8 Responses to “Angelina Jolie compliments S. Korea and Rain.”

  1. I would rather see BI in breaking dawn he would make a great vampire!but Jolie would be great for his career.


  2. i have no doub abot Angelina who have such a imspire thought about rain and even spreak about his is a cool working film as an actor yes i would love to see the 2 together in action one day the fact rain and Angleina can suit this both r awesome and charming and they can very KICK ASS.
    this is very a gret hearing from just like sylner does rain poplution been well done with and i impress of this as well they should be in film together one thes day am crossing my finger to happen i like her act abilties amazing indeed.


  3. Cool.


  4. OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG.

    The thought of them in a movie together is making my heart palpitate. Ah, maybe an action flick with a little “hot romance” thrown in.

    I’m thinking how about a sure win in the Best Kiss category at the next MTV Movie Awards?


    Terri :-}


  5. Angelina is without a doubt one tough cookie, the perfect action star.

    And that would be the coolest thing ever: a ‘Tomb Raider” or a “SALT” with Rain and Angie running amok. GREAT idea, Gee!

    Stephe ^@@^


  6. lol nothing to do with Rain but he can think so and be chuffed all the same.


  7. I would simply without a doubt love to see Angie and Rain in the same movie. I am a BIG Fan of hers and of course Rain. She is a kick a_ _ action star and nothing is cooler than a woman who can do that. And as for Rain he is my new (Bruce Lee) and can’t wait until he is in another American Action Movie. This would be by perfect movie to see and buy and play over and over and over.


  8. Wow Angelina Jolie in Seoul Korea talking about her new movie.


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