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. And in what comes as pleasant news for all Song-Song couple fans, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are all set to marry on October 31 this year. The Descendants of the Sun actor has now revealed why he’s always been proud of his fiancé.

Song Joong Ki & Song Kye Ho

Song Joong Ki reveals why’s proud of Song Hye Kyo

Of late, the Descendants of the Sun star has been busy talking about his experiences shooting for the 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. During a press conference for his upcoming movie Battleship Island, the actor revealed why he felt proud about his fiance.

In the past, Song Hye Kyo had rejected an endorsement deal with a Japanese company. The company had apparently used forced labor during Japanese colonial era. When Song Hye Kyo found out about this, the actress immediately rejected the endorsement deal. Song Joong Ki says he’s proud that Song Hye Kyo made that decision and that he would have done the same thing.

“I found out about this through a news article and clapped on the inside. I would’ve rejected the endorsement deal, too. It’s the logical thing to do” He adds – “The woman who made that decision is now the person I love”

Talking about his upcoming movie Battleship Island, Song Joong Ki had this to say –

“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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The movie premieres on July 26.