Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun is 10 weeks pregnant 

Korea's top-notch actress Jun Ji-hyun is 10 weeks pregnant, due early next year, according to her agency Culture Depot on Wednesday.

"To be honest, it hasn't really sunk in yet. But I'm glad to see my family all happy for me," said Jun, asking fans for continuous interest and support for her recent film "Assassination."

Jun married a Korean businessman in 2012. The two have known each other since they were in their early 20s, but only started dating in 2011.

Last week, the actress became a target of media criticism after bringing bodyguards to an interview, who consistently cut off the reporters, an unusual attitude for a celebrity in Korea's entertainment scene.

"Jun will focus more on her life as a mother-to-be," said her agency, offering a word of apology for the last week's interview. Having to cope with an overwhelmingly busy schedule with media previews, promos and interviews for the new film, the actress was reportedly devastated due to her physical condition.

Set in 1933 in Shanghai and Seoul, "Assassination" unfolds a story of three Korean independence soldiers who are on a mission to kill Japanese officials, while being chased by a killer themselves.

The film opened in local theatres Wednesday, drawing 480,000 viewers on the first day of its release.