Descendants of the Sun star Song Hye-kyo has opened up on the megahit drama, sharing some of her personal thoughts and tackling some critical questions.
“He (Song Joong-ki) is younger than me, but I thought I found many things to learn from him. He did his job perfectly in the drama, and he is such a great person,” Song Hye-kyo said on Wednesday. “Song Joong-ki is known for his sincerity and manners. Although there were difficult scenes including the earthquake, Song was the same all the time. The total shooting period for the drama was nearly double that of other dramas. For the whole six months, Song could have been edgy and lose his temper, but he didn’t,” she was quoted as saying.
At a time when Descendants of the Sun hero Song Joong-ki has expressed his wish to get married (read the report here), Hye-kyo reinstated that her heart did flutter for the lead actor. “Song Joong-ki played his role so attractively, which even made my heart flutter,” said Song, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul. “After I finished filming in December, when the drama was aired, I watched it as a viewer and fell for his charms. After all, I’m really happy that the drama ended well.”
While the military-romance Korean drama ended last Thursday, a special three-part series is set to be aired this week. The special episodes will feature highlights and behind-the-scene footage (To learn more about the special episodes, click here) and it is still a hot topic trending online. Descendants of the Sun has been a sweeping success across Asia.
The drama was filmed to the last scene in advance and Hye-kyo revealed that she personally liked the ending. “Since it was a drama, I think it is acceptable to have such a thing. Screenwriter Kim Eun-sook said that Kang was the first heroine she wrote about who had such a straight talking and confident manner. Before I met with Kim, the character had not been entirely shaped. When Kim met me and saw my bright side, she retouched the script and that was what created the character Kang.”
Hye-kyo’s revelations about the other and unknown sides of Song Joong-ki behind the scenes add fuel to the fire that’s already spreading about the closeness of the Song-Song couple. Her statements such as “I fell for his charms”, “I’m really happy that the drama ended well”, and “Song Joong-ki… made my heart flutter” more than anything reveal her fondness for the lead actor. Will a sequel to the super-hit series (read about the speculated sequel here) bring both of them together again is something that their fan will have to wait and watch!