Supermodel Jessica Minh Anh took the role of a leader of a female assassin group in the Vietnamese action movie 578: Magnum, which premiered in cinema nationwide in August 2022. Named Beauty Queen Loan in the story, the stunner showed off her martial art skills in various fight scenes against the male lead.
Jessica Minh Anh was cast for the role as she was producing her famous "Runway on the Runway" fashion show at John F. Kennedy international airport in New York City during New York Fashion Week. The supermodel was featured in the global media including CNN, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Marie Claire, Business Traveller, etc, as well as exclusive interviews on FOX5 New York and NY1 channel.
After the show, Jessica flew to Hanoi, Vietnam to join the movie director and other actors in a 3-day site visit to key filming locations.
Jessica joined the movie's press conference in Ho Chi Minh city with other lead actors. She was dressed in haute couture by top to fashion designers including RVDK Ronald van der Kemp, Georges Chakra, Sadek Majed, and Gemy Maalouf among others . Her logistics partner, DHL Express, shipped at garments overnight from Paris, New York, and Beirut.
Jessica Minh Anh stayed at the Presidential Suite in the iconic Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city during the movie promotion period.
Jessica's beauty looks by creative artists assigned by MAC Cosmetics and KMS Hair, her beauty partners for the events.
A frequent guest at top restaurant hotels, Jessica also dined at the Reverie Saigon and Renaissance Riverside Saigon while in town.
Jessica Minh Anh received intensive martial art trainings before the filming started. Her moves were directed by Korean action choreographer Oh Sea Young, who also handled action scenes in the Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In a recent Instagram post, Jessica called the stunt performers in the movie "true heroes in the movie business".
"Throughout the intensive training and filming process, these incredibly skillful and hardworking men and women were extremely kind, caring, patient, and helpful in preparing me for the role. I cannot tell you how many times they protected me, consoled me, and cheered me up during the hard times. I admire their passion, work ethic, determination, resilience, and kindness. Looking at them performing their craft, I felt like I could do anything." said Jessica.
Jessica Minh Anh could not attend the movie premieres in Vietnam as she was in New York producing J Autumn Fashion Show 2022, also known as Pier 34’s fashion phenomenon on the Hudson River. We cannot wait to see what Jessica Minh Anh will do next!