Song Joong-ki has opened up about the popularity of his hit series, Descendants of the Sun. The South Korean actor feels the show belongs to the audience and not the actors.
In the hit drama, Joong-ki played the lead role as Captain Yoo Shi Jin. He said during a press conference: "I am aware that there are different thoughts and criticisms (about Descendants of the Sun). I give my unconditional acknowledgment to such feedback, because, after all, the drama belongs to the audience."
Joong-ki was apparently extremely romantic with Song Hye-kyo in the drama, who reprised the role of doctor named Kang Mo-Yeon. He added: "I don't contest feedback that some lines are cheesy. But I think it is the actor's job to act out such lines without being cheesy."
During the Q&A session, Joong-ki revealed details about himself too. In May 2015, Joong Ki officially returned to civilian life after completing his compulsory two-year military service. He said: "I think I am a conservative, not-so-cool kind of guy. But acting out Yoo Si-jin, I learned a lot about how women love to be treated. The character explains about why female fans are so into this character. I particularly learned a lot about what women want to hear from their men, boyfriends and husbands."
Adding on, the Running Man star admitted he is overwhelmed by the global fame. He said: "I am happy to be cited in many news articles in different sections. That makes another reason to study diverse subjects."