Korean actress Lee Young-ae rejects ad offer from loan firms

South Korean actress Lee Young-ae performs during a scene from the movie "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" in this picture released in Seoul August 4, 2005.
PHOTO: MOHO Film

Actress Lee Young-ae reportedly rejected many advertisement offers from loan companies, apparently mindful of their negative image.

A source close to Lee said in an interview that she has been offered a huge pay packet for appearing in ads by loan firms.

"After reviewing the companies, Lee has decided not to take up the offer," the source said. "She even rejected a renewal of her contract with a credit card company because she was heartbroken by the difficulties that young people face."

Lee is currently shooting for the drama, "Saimdang, the Herstory."

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