Popular Chinese Actress Tang Wei Gets Married
Chinese superstar Tang Wei and South Korean director Kim Tae-yong, one of Asia’s most famous couples, exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony on July 12, the stars have revealed.
The event took place at the Ingmar Bergman House on Faro Island, Sweden, where the late legendary filmmaker had spent his final hours. Tang had long wished to visit the scenic destination, according to Kim’s agency Bom Film Productions. Organizers of the Ingmar Bergman Film Festival took part as witnesses in the ceremony, which took place on the estate’s front yard overlooking the open sea. A reception attended by local residents took place the following day.
The two are planning to hold a formal ceremony in the fall as previously announced, though it is expected to be sometime in August in accordance with the onset of autumn by the lunar calendar. It is also slated to be a private event.
In the meantime, Tang is said to be recovering from a recent ankle injury. The 35-year-old star, best known for Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s ‘Lust, Caution’, met Kim, 45, five years ago when she appeared in the lead role of the director’s award-winning romance ‘Late Autumn’. The two began dating last year and announced their engagement earlier this month, creating buzz across Asia.
Kim made his directorial debut with the coming-of-age film ‘Free to Fly’ in 1997. His other writing and directing credits include ‘Memento Mori’ and ‘Family Ties’. This is the first marriage for Tang and second for Kim.
Faro was Bergman’s home for decades and the setting of some of his best films. The director of ‘Through a Glass Darkly’, ‘Scenes from a Marriage’ and ‘Wild Strawberries’ died in 2007.