It is noteworthy that Jung Sung Il, who became a trending actor thanks to Netflix’s original series “The Glory”, had the same film debut with Song Joong Ki.
Jung Sung Il, who showed great ensemble acting with Song Hye Kyo in “The Glory“, played a minor role alongside Song Joong Ki in the movie “A Frozen Flower”, which was released in 2008.
“A Frozen Flower” starring Jo In Sung and Joo Jin Mo is a historical film set during the Goryeo Dynasty. It was treated as a problematic work as it is about the characters’ violation of royal family protocol and their pursuit of love. Jo In Sung and Joo Jin Mo’s kiss and bed scenes became a hot topic, helping the work attract 3.74 million audiences.
At that time, the audition competition rate was thousands to one, so rookies with great bodies from all over the country competed.
Song Joong Ki, who was a rookie at Jo In Sung’s agency Sidus HQ, also had to go through auditions. Jung Sung Il, who was unknown, walked through the narrow gate after being noticed by the character assistant director and director Yoo Ha. It was a time when he was taking his first steps as an actor by appearing in the plays “Fool of The River” and “Happy Tears”. Jung Sung Il had the same film debut with Song Joong Ki, but in fact, Jung Sung Il (born in 1980) is 5 years older than Song Joong Ki.
An official from “A Frozen Flower” said, “At that time, many managers came to the filming site to scout handsome rookies. I remember that the female staff worked very hard, especially when filming the group bathing scene under the waterfall.”
Meanwhile, Jung Sung Il recently appeared on tvN’s “You Quiz” and made people laugh by showing a doppelganger two-shot with Yoo Jae Suk. He also gave a spoiler for “The Glory” Part 2, which will be released on March 10th. Jung Sung Il, who played Ha Do Yeong, the perpetrator of school violence Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon)’s husband, raised expectations by saying, “In Part 2, Ha Do Yeong will fall into the abyss, be in despair and anger more than anyone else. Please keep an eye on him.”