Song Hye Gyo talks Descendants of the Sun with Elle Korea
Song Hye Gyo is getting ready for her next project, the epic Descendants of the Sun. The actress recently went to Paris for a photo shoot will Elle Korea, where she discussed the upcoming series, her costar Song Joong Ki, her new Instagram account, and more.
In Descendants of the Sun, the beautiful Song will play a surgeon with Doctors without Borders who helps victims of disaster. She described her character in this way: "It’s a bright character that I haven’t acted as in Korea for a while. Should I describe it as an adult version of Full House?" Considering that the 2004 series Full House was one of Song Hye Gyo's most popular roles, it should be interesting to see if viewers also love this similar character more than ten years later.
In the interview, Song Hye Gyo also spoke about her costar, Song Joong Ki, who will be returning from mandatory military service at the end of May and will star in Descendants of the Sun as his comeback project. Song Joong Ki's character will be the leader of a UN peacekeeping special forces team who also serves in disaster zones. Song Hye Gyo said that the actor's outside appearance doesn't match his personality: "Song Joong Ki is actually a very masculine type and different from his pretty looks. I thought to myself that he is a really good person when I saw him being polite to elders. And he’s good at acting." It's good to hear that they're getting along — that should make their on-screen chemistry even better!
Finally, Song Hye Gyo talked about her recent decision to join Instagram. She said she made the social media plunge as a response to the many fake accounts that were using her name. She explained, "Because of this I wanted to show the real me and I wanted to communicate with more people. I want to communicate with a lot of people before it’s too late." You can see all of her Instagram posts @kyo1122!
Are you excited to see Song's return to a "bright" character? Do you think she and Song Joong Ki will make a good romantic match? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Descendants of the Sun will begin filming this summer, and the series currently has an undetermined release date at some point in the fall. You can see Song Hye Gyo's full photo shoot and interview in the June edition of Elle Korea. In the meantime, you can enjoy Song Hye Gyo in the melodrama That Winter, the Wind Blows: