Asian pop sensation Rain, set to appear on CNN’s “Talk Asia” this week, was invited on the show after being selected as a representative figure of Korea, according to his agency on Monday.
CNN decided that the 27-year-old singer and actor plays a leading role in promoting Korea globally and picked him to appear on the show during this week’s “Eye on South Korea”, a week-long special program focusing on various aspects of the country including its economy and culture, J.Tune Entertainment explained in a press release.
Anna Coren, one of CNN’s main anchorwomen, met with Rain to talk about his career, personal life, his ongoing Asia tour and upcoming Hollywood film “Ninja Assassin”.
The show, set to air on Wednesday, will also contain a documentary-type segment featuring Rain’s concert in Korea on October 9 — containing footage from behind the scenes and the concert itself.
Rain started his career with major talenthouse JYP Entertainment but left the agency in November 2007 to start his own entertainment company J. Tune Entertainment.
He has released several albums in Korea and starred in movies and TV series, most notably dramas “Full House” and “Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School.”
He debuted in Hollywood last year with a supporting role in “Speed Racer” and will star in the upcoming “Ninja Assassin”, which is set for a worldwide release in November.