Kim Yun-jin to walk red carpet at Cannes
Korean-American actress Kim Yun-jin will grace the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
L'Oreal Paris, the official make-up artist of the prestigious event since 1997, announced Monday that it has invited Kim. She has modeled for the cosmetics brand since 2009.
The Cannes festival begins on May 16.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the official partnership between the Cannes Film Festival and L'Oreal Paris, a handful of top class actresses including Eva Longoria, Milla Jovovich, Jane Fonda, Gong Li and Fan Bing Bing have been invited.
"We decided to invite Kim to Cannes to mesmerize the festival with surprises and beauty," Cyril Chapuy, L'Oreal Paris global brand president, said in a statement. The company added that it has been preparing the invitations for nearly a year, considering Kim is busy filming new ABC drama "Mistresses."
Kim is best known abroad for her role as Sun in the television series "Lost." She has appeared in several Korean movies including "Harmony" (2010) and "Seven Days" (2007).
She has attended other international award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes and the Emmy Awards, but it will be her first time to head to Cannes.
"Attending the Cannes Film Festival is a dream for every actor and it is really novel to be invited by L'Oreal Paris, the official partner of the film fest," Kim said.