Actress Song Hye-kyo returns with new TV romance


SEOUL, Nov 09 (Yonhap) – ‘Descendants of the Sun’ star Song Hye-kyo turns 40 this month but is still in high demand for female roles in romantic dramas.

Much to the delight of many fans of Korean romantic dramas, she will return to the small screen this week with a new title in the same genre after a two-year hiatus.

“Some people may be wondering why I chose to remake a melodrama, while there are many others who are waiting for my new melodrama,” Song said at an online press conference for the next series called “Now we are breaking up”.

“But as I get older and more experience and learn more, I think my way of playing in a melodrama would be different from before,” she said of the reason for his choice.

Set in the local fashion industry, SBS’s new drama revolves around three women who attended the same high school and fall in love and break up with three men. This is Song’s first project after “Encounter,” the 2018 hit TV series starring actor Park Bo-gum.

“Now” is also her first project since her divorce in July 2019 from Song Joong-ki, the co-star of the 2016 megahit drama “Descendants of the Sun”.

“Unlike my previous work, which contains elements of a fairy tale and a fantasy, this drama is quite realistic,” she said. “I felt good playing, because there are a lot of things that women my age can relate to.”

Her character is Ha Yeong-eun, a passionate and professional team leader in a design department of a fashion company called “The One”. She falls in love with Yoon Jae-gook, a wealthy and handsome freelance photographer played by model-turned-actor Jang Ki-yong.

When asked if the role of a fashion designer posed a challenge, Song replied, “My current job as an actor is not that far from the fashion industry, as I get caught often. pictured for fashion magazines and I attend fashion related events when I’m not, however I have realized that fashion designers are a lot busier than I thought and don’t have any personal time. “

The actress said that while Yeong-eun isn’t a person who likes to dress up in fancy dress, she still had fun playing a fashion-savvy character as there are many fashion items she could try on.

For Jang, it was his last project before joining the military in August. All able-bodied South Korean men must perform compulsory military service for approximately 18 months.

“I think I’m very lucky to be in this job before I join the military,” he said at the conference.

He said he was drawn to the story of the drama and its interesting script, and that he was curious about how the love affair between a very practical woman and a man who is by nature a spirit would unfold. free.

The online press conference was pre-recorded before Jang entered the military and aired on SBS’s website and Naver TV on Tuesday.

Actors Choi Hee-seo and Park Hyo-joo are Yeong-eun’s high school friends, Hwang Chi-sook, and Jeon Mi-sook, while actors Kim Joo-hun and Yoon Na-moo play their romantic opposites, respectively.

The drama was written by Je In of “Misty,” a 2018 television series starring Kim Nam-joo and Ji Jin-hee, and directed by Lee Gil-bok of popular hospital drama “Dr. Romantic 2”.

“Now, We Are Breaking Up” premieres Friday at 10pm.

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