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Hong Huifang Didn’t Know She Had Auditioned For The Lead Role Of Korea-SG Film Ajoomma Until She Was Cast

The Mediacorp actress spent two months in Korea filming the movie, which also stars Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’s Kang Hyung Suk, but says she didn’t feel homesick at all.

Hong Huifang Didn’t Know She Had Auditioned For The Lead Role Of Korea-SG Film Ajoomma Until She Was Cast

By now, the cat’s out of the bag.

Mediacorp actress Hong Huifang, 61, is the star and titular character of upcoming Korean-Singapore feature film Ajoomma.

Ajoomma, or ajumma, is basically the Korean word for auntie and is used to refer to a middle-aged lady.

But what is it about? As the title of the movie suggests, the dramedy centres around Huifang, who plays a "K-drama-obsessed widow from Singapore who tries to find new purpose in life and instead ends up getting lost in Korea”.

The character is reportedly based on the movie's Singaporean director He Shuming’s mother. Ajoomma is also co-written by Shuming and Singaporean writer Kris Ong and is produced by Singaporean Golden Horse Award-winning director-producer Anthony Chen’s Giraffe Pictures and Korea’s Lee Joonhan.

It is also supported by Singapore Film Commission and National Arts Council in Singapore and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and Seoul Film Commission in Korea.

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