SEVENTEEN's Wen Junhui Recognized as "Rising Star of the Year" at the Busan International Film Festival

Chinese singer and actor Wen Junhui (文俊辉) has been recognized for his foray into acting at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, taking home the “Rising Star of the Year” award alongside actress Buffy Chen.

Wen Junhui, also known as Jun from the Kpop group SEVENTEEN, made his drama debut earlier in August this year with iQIYI original series Exclusive Fairytale. Exclusive Fairytale is one of the Asian streaming leader’s best performing original series this year, clinching the top spot on viewership charts across nine markets just four days after its premiere.

The award was part of the Busan International Film Festival Asia Contents Award and Global OTT Awards 2023. Wen Junhui was also nominated for the “Best Newcomer” award, signifying the recognition of his acting abilities in only his first ever lead role in a drama series. 

Another iQIYI original series, The Knockout (狂飙), was also recognized at the film festival, being nominated for the “Best OTT Original” award. Among these, Chinese stars Ren Jialun and Zhao Liying both won the ‘Best Actor and Best Actress’ awards respectively for their starring roles in Thousand Years For You and Wild Bloom, two of iQIYI's most memorable original series from last year. 

Congratulations to Jun!

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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