South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo , who has been named “Asia’s panda ambassador”, visited a panda breeding center in Chengdu earlier this month.

Although the pandas had left red scratches on her skin, Song couldn’t hold a grudge against the Chinese national treasure. She says she is looking forward to adopting a panda in the near future.

Pandas aside, the Korean actress is likely to strike another chord with Chinese audiences. Rumors say she is among the candidates to play Yang Yuhuan, one of the Four Beauties of ancient China, in Chinese director You Xiaogang’s TV biopic of the Tang Dynasty royal consort.