There is no doubt that the Song-Song couple has become the talk of the town in Korea. Right from their sizzling chemistry to sparkling eyes to love for each other, everything is adored by their fans. Netizens are now eagerly waiting for the Descendants of the Sun couple to tie the knot in a typical fairy tale fashion wedding and live a happy life ever after.
Ever since their dating announcement, there has been numerous news and interesting tidbit emerging about the couple. The latest one is how Song Joong Ki was impressed when Song Hye Kyo rejected advertising deal with Mitsubishi Motors. Reason? The company was involved in forced mobilisation of Korean labours during World War Two. And Hye Kyo politely declined to endorse the brand.
At the recently held premiere of Song Joong Ki's The Battleship Island, the actor revealed the news. "I first learned that Hye-kyo declined the offer from the news. It was an act worthy of applause in my mind. A person with a rational mind would have done the same. She became someone I love, and looking back from my heart I truly believe the actions she took were right," Yonhap News reported quoting him.
Song Joong Ki's next movie, The Battleship Island, is all set for a premiere on July 26 KST. The film narrates the fictional story of a group of about 400 Joseon workers who risk their lives to escape from their forced labour camp in Hashima. Set during the Japanese occupation-era, the film also stars Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, and Lee Jung-hyun in key roles.
Made with a budget of US$ 21 Million, the film is bankrolled by Filmmaker R & K and distributed by CJ Entertainment. Hwang Jung Min will appear as a doting father Lee Kang Ok. He wants to take his only daughter (Kim Soo Ahn) to Japan to keep her safe but they end up at the Hashima labour camp. So Ji Sub is the tough and loyal Choi Chil Sung. He is the best street fighter in Kyungsung, and often stirs up fights in the camp.
Song Joong Ki plays an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agent Park Moo Young. He is a member of the Korean independence movement who infiltrates into the island to rescue a fellow independence fighter. And finally, Lee Jung Hyun is the strong willed Mal Nyeon. She is a comfort woman who undergoes endless troubles under the Japanese colonisation before ending up at the Hashima camp.