If I feel compelled to write about an actor or actress I’m not particularly keen on following his or her career, then it’s a sure sign that something really impressed me. Song Hye Kyo has been acting for over 15 years and I swear she’s never looked better. She was luminous and radiant in That Winter, the Wind Blows, and she made me feel her performance even as her character had the thinnest of motivations and the flimsiest of thought processes. It’s like getting a bowl of rice mixed with soysauce, but it’s delicious because it was made with love. She’s been in China recently filming famed director John Woo‘s upcoming epic period movie The Crossing (Chinese title 生死戀). It’s got a crazy star studded cast of Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Da Wei, Nagasawa Masami, Gui Gui, and many more folks. The movie is set in 1949 at the end of the Chinese revolution and follows the story of three couples who make the trek from Mainland China to Taiwan with the Nationalist army. While this movie totally looks up my alley, Song Hye Kyo made her big Chinese movie debut earlier this year in the Wang Kar Wei directed The Grandmaster with Tong Leung, Zhang Zhen, and Zhang Ziyi. Because of her focus on making movies in China and Hong Kong, it’s no surprise her already well-known presence there is growing even bigger. With her featured cover and full pictorial spread in this October’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar China, I would say any woman wandering by the newsstand and seeing the magazine may very well do a double take. I don’t recall ever seeing Song Hye Kyo this breathtaking and stunning in an studio-based inanimate spread. It’s easy for fashion magazines to sell the scenery on top of the famous face, but when the object of the camera is placed in a static frame and just told to pose, it takes a lot of charisma to enrapture the reader’s eyes. Song Hye Kyo dropped a bravura modeling performance for the magazine and for that I’m happy to share the pretty with everyone.