K-Pop, K-drama and Korean culture breach boundaries to win followers in Hollywood

Some of the top Hollywood stars have expressed their love for Korea on several occasions

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The popularity of Korean dramas and pop music is gaining huge admiration in Asia, and now even the international celebrities have warmed up to the popular Korean culture. The entertainment industry of Korea is not just limited to Korea and China. Hollywood celebrities are too in love with the K-drama-K-Pop as its popularity is spreading all across the globe.

Some of the top Hollywood stars have expressed their love for Korea on several occasions. When Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman came to Seoul in 2013 to promote his movie The Wolverine back he mentioned his love for Korea and Korean barbecue.

Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston said " Korea is full of passionate movie watchers and thanked the people of Korea for supporting his movies," Koreaboo reported. The website further mentioned that the interview ended with Tom praising Korea and the beautiful view of Seoul from Namsan Tower.

Wonder Girls' Hyelim interviewed Hollywood actor Liam Neeson when the actor was promoting his South Korean movie Operation Chromite. In the interview, the actor expressed his love for Korea, Korean food and specifically mentioned kimchi and samgyetang as his favorite.

Miranda Kerr, who is also known as Mirani affectionately, has been to Korea on several occasions and she even put on a hanbok for an interview with Park Jae Min. In another interview with Eric Nam, "Miranda Kerr even presented with a Pororo backpack for her son," Koreaboo reported.

Chloe Moretz, who appeared on the Korean version of Saturday Night Live, was reportedly trying out several unconventional Korean food along with Jewelry's Yewon, Super Junior-M's Henry and Eric Nam.

With the advancement of social media networks, the love and admiration for Korean entertainment industry, music, food and culture in the last decade have reached new heights and have spread all across the globe.

This article was first published on January 5, 2017