Song Joong-Ki, the South Korean actor who rose to fame with the lead role in Descendants of the Sun has performed in a wide range of roles, including historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the variety show Running Man. The actor recently won the Grand Prize at the 2016 KBS Awards. Song Joong Ki is also very popular among his fans for this thoughtful gestures. At the 2016 KBS Drama Awards, when the screen was showing Song Joong Ki’s kiss scene with Song Hye Kyo in the blockbuster drama series Descendants of the Sun, the actor thoughtfully covered the eyes of Heo Jung Eun to protect the child actress’s innocence! The actor is in the news again – this time for reports concerning his ties with former President.
Song Joong Ki’s agency clarifies actor has no ties with former President
A few days back, several media outlets reported that South Korea’s former president Park Geun Hye requested in detail for the production of a video and cutout of Song Joong Ki at K-Style Hub. This led to speculations about Song Joong Ki’s ties with the former president. Soon, the reports had everybody speculating about the ties and the surrounding connections.
However, Blossom Entertainment, Song Joong Ki’s agency, has responded by clarifying that the actor only attended the official event once, since he was an ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization. The agency also clarified that they haven’t heard about the video or the cutout and do not know anything about what happened after the official event.
“Song Joong Ki was an ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization, so he just attended an official event once. We have not heard anything about the video or cutout and do not know about anything [that happened] after the official event” the agency said.
Meanwhile, in related news, the Descendants of the Sun star has revealed shooting experience for the upcoming movie Battleship Island. The movie, which is scheduled to premiere in July, 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.
“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”
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