Song Joong-ki, the South Korean actor, rose to fame in the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the variety show Running Man. After his mandatory military service, Song Joong-ki took the lead role in Descendants of the Sun, which has been gathering peak audience ever since its launch. The Descendants of the Sun star has been in the news for all the good reasons. Song Joong-ki recently won the Grand Prize at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards. In a press interview, the Descendants of the Sun star has opened up about his experiences shooting for the movie ‘Battleship Island’.
Song Joong Ki talks about shooting experience for his new movie Battleship Island
Song Joong Ki has been busy working for his upcoming movie ‘Battleship Island’. The movie is about Koreans who were forcefully drafted to Japan’s Battleship Island, also famous as Hashima Island. The movie focuses on events during the Japanese occupation of Korea.
In a recent press interview, Song Joong Ki revealed details about his humbling experiences shooting for the movie –
“I did not know a lot about Battleship Island as a historical landmark. I thought to myself, how little would the children today know about its history if I don’t even know about it. Battleship Island’ is a commercial film, so the priority is to create an outstanding production, but I studied a lot about history during the shooting too. I immersed myself fully in the tension and pressure of the film while shooting it”
Song Joong Ki was asked if he wanted to return to the big screen with a lead role instead of the character he plays in Battleship Island. To this, the actor replied that he was happy to work with director Ryu Seung Wan and never thought much about being the sole lead. He also expressed that he wanted to return to movies as soon as he was discharged from the army, but that things didn’t work out.
“I was happy to work with director Ryu Seung Wan, whom I respect. I didn’t think of things like, ‘If I film this production, then I’ll be the sole lead. ‘Battleship Island’ means a lot to me personally” he added.
The movie is scheduled to premiere in July. The cast includes Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub, Lee Jung Hyun among other popular actors.
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