Sorry Descendants of the Sun fans: while Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s love have blossomed on the set, it seems like our favourite onscreen couple turned real-life lovers have no plans of having a Song-Song reunion on screen anytime soon.
With the wedding bells ringing, it comes as no surprise that Song Joong Ki would inevitably be met with a barrage of questions about his wife-to-be. All smiles during the press conference for The Battleship Island star tour in Singapore, he revealed: “Working with [Song Hye Kyo] in the future is something I have to give more thought to. I think it would be challenging because work is work, so it might be a little tough to work on the same production.” Oh well, Descendants of the Sun marathon anybody?
On a happier note, the Korean heartthrob also mentioned that he would be inviting The Battleship Island director Ryoo Seung Wan along with his co-stars Hwang Jung Min and So Ji Sub to his wedding, which will be taking place at The Shilla Seoul on 31 October. Ahead of the nuptials, Song Joong Ki was in town to promote his new blockbuster wartime flick, which sees him reprising the role of a heroic soldier after charming the socks of everyone – even Song Hye Kyo – in Big Boss fashion back in Descendants of the Sun.
In The Battleship Island, the 31-year-old portrays a special forces agent who is dispatched by the Korean Liberation Army to a labour camp on Japan’s Hashima Island (known as Battleship Island) during World War II. “If you count the number of years I’ve served national service in Korea as well as playing the role of a soldier in Descendants of the Sun and The Battleship Island, I’ve been living the life of a soldier for about five years now,” he quips, drawing laughter from the media crowd. “So it has become something natural to me. Besides, I’ve been sporting short hair after serving the army so I could comfortably immerse myself into the role.”
Even so, he admitted taking on this film does come with its challenges, particularly having to lose weight in order to depict the role of malnourished captive labourers. One can’t help but ask: who is the most likely to possess the best survival skills among the three actors?
It was a clear win for Song Joong Ki, who “recently served his national service so the skills from the training are fresh in his memory” according to So Ji Sub – to which the actor cheekily agreed “because I’m the youngest”.
We can’t wait to see Captain Yoo back in action!
Catch The Battleship Island, staring Song Joong Ki, So Ji Sub and Hwang Jung Min in theatres on 17 August.
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