Her Royal Highness Empress Ki arrived in Taiwan to kick-off promotions for the soon-to-air sageuk with lots of fanfare. Ha Ji Won is looking so ridiculously high wattage movie star at the Taiwan press conference for her hit K-drama which will probably be popular in Taiwan as sell since the audience there laps up her dramas and has a fondness for period works. Ha Ji Won arrived in Taipei and was welcomed at the airport by three hundred excited fans, a few of whom collaborated beforehand and dressed up as characters in Empress Ki such as her maid and servant and guard to greet her. Okay, that’s really cute. Ha Ji Won’s was thrilled to see such a boisterous crowd as she exited the airport and shouted in Chinese “I love you all!”. She was so sweet and solicitous, taking over thirty minutes to walk a few yards out of the arrival terminal because she graciously signed autographed and shook hands with every fan who was there to welcome here. At the drama press conference a day later, she donned a nude color lace body-hugging dress with sage accents that was very sexy without being overly so. The organizers surprised Ha Ji Won with two guys dressed like the two male leads Wang Yoo and Ta Hwan in Empress Ki, and both tried to win her hearts with displays of push-ups versus lute playing. I died laughing at the look on Ji Won’s face when the guy dropped to do push-ups LOL. Afterwards she was treated to a fancy Taiwan foot massage which she loved the most. Even though the EK watching experience was so painful and bipolar, and then made even more excruciating with the fan sniping behind the scenes over the competing male leads Wang Yoo and Ta Hwan, I’m still happy she did the drama because she was mostly fantastic in it even when the story went to pot. A six-month drama commitment is no joke and if EK is aired all over Asia and becomes a big hit, then all the better for Ha Ji Won’s fabulous acting career.