Korean Wave star Song Joong-ki has taken on a new challenge as an actor with the movie “Hopeless.”
Song Joong-ki was famous for his handsome visuals even before he made his official debut with the 2008 film “A Frozen Flower.” While studying at Sungkyunkwan University’s business administration department, he had become popular online.
His role in his debut film “A Frozen Flower” was a “pretty boy” character. After that, Song Joong-ki played the role of the handsome youngest son in KBS 2TV’s weekend drama “My Precious You” at the beginning of his debut, and made use of his beautiful appearance and cute charm in a number of works, including the dramas “Triple,” “OB & GY,” and “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.”
Song Joong-ki shines no matter how much dirt he puts on his face. His heyday started with the 2012 film “A Werewolf Boy” and he enjoyed syndrome-like popularity. Song Joong-ki became a top star and later became a Hallyu star with Kim Eun-sook’s drama “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016. Since then, he has been focusing on expanding his acting spectrum without relying on his popularity. His different sides were also shown in the small screen, with mainly melodramatic productions, such as the dramas “Arthdal Chronicles” (2019), “Vincenzo” (2021) and “Reborn Rich” (2022), and in 2020, he took on an experimental challenge with the Netflix science fiction film “Space Sweepers.”
Song Joong-ki’s passion for acting was gradually preheated and finally exploded in the movie “Hopeless.” Song Joong-ki even suggested appearing in “Hopeless” with a “No-guaranteed” role.
Song Joong-ki gave up the lead role to rookie Hong Sa-bin (playing Yeon-gyu) and was named second in the lineup. He said, “When I was handed over the script for ‘Hopeless,’ the person who gave it to me said, ‘Is it okay if it’s not the main character?’ Originally, I didn’t care about that. I didn’t even get a guaranteed role. Above all, I really had a great desire to express my character well as an actor. I am very satisfied that I did a work of color and emotion that I personally wanted to do. I almost had a chance to do a desired noir film in the past, but I had a regret because I couldn’t do it in the end. I really wanted to do a work with such a bleak and dark emotion,” with enthusiasm.
Song Joong-ki’s noir film “Hopeless” will be released at the theater on October 11th.