Over the years, Song Hye Kyo has acted alongside various famous Korean male actors like Song Joong-ki, Lee Byung Hun,… in different dramas.
Known as the queen of K-dramas, besides her special talent in picking the most iconic TV series’ scripts, Song Hye Kyo also has the most amazing collection of on-screen romantic partners in the industry. Something interesting that few people realize is that the older Song Hye Hyo gets, the younger her male co-stars are. Let’s take a look at the list of outstanding actors who have acted alongside Song Hye Kyo in Korean dramas.
Song Seung Hun – Autumn in My Heart
The actor that shares the same surname was Song Hye Kyo’s first on-screen partner who was by the actress’s side during her breakthrough to become a rising star of the Korean drama scene. Although many viewers of Autumn in My Heart wanted Song Hye Kyo and Won Bin to end up together more, her character and the male lead played by Song Seung Hun are still the endgame. The age difference between the two is 5 as Song Seung Hun was born in 1976 and Song Hye Kyo was born in 1981. 5 is considered an appropriate age gap between male and female co-stars. To this day, the original Song-Song couple still holds a special place in the hearts of many viewers.
Lee Byung Hun – All In
Not only were they co-stars in the romance drama All In, but Lee Byung Hun and Song Hye Kyo also dated in real life after filming the series. Lee Byung Hun is 11 years older than Song Hye Kyo and this is the biggest age gap between her and an older on-screen partner. In addition, Lee Byung Hun is also Song Hye Kyo’s last male co-star who is older than her in the actress’s television career from then on. Back then, the relationship of this talented duo was the focus of media attention.
Rain – Full House
The female lead role in the hit drama Full House co-starring K-pop star Rain marked the beginning of Song Hye Kyo’s journey to only act alongside male actors of the same age or younger than her. However, Song Hye Kyo is only a year older than Rain as Rain was born in 1982. Therefore, the age difference was not a big deal for the viewers of Full House.
No matter how many countries have done a remake of Full House, the original still remains the best version to many viewers. The chemistry and visual combination of Song Hye Kyo and Rain is called a masterpiece. Besides, viewers also adore Song Hye Kyo’s character in this drama because of her positive energy, cheerful and bubbly personality.
Hyun Bin – Worlds Within
Song Hye-kyo got in a relationship with her acting partner once again through this drama. And the actor was no one else but Hyun Bin. He is the same age as Bi, which is why he is considered Song Hye-kyo’s first official younger lover. Anyways, this drama didn’t leave me any impression except for how pretty she was in short hair and how handsome Hyun Bin was at the age of 26. However, I did see them as a fine couple with many things in common.
Jo In-sung – That Winter The Wind Blows
Song Hye-kyo and Jo In-sung’s collaboration for “That Winter The Wind Blows”, in my opinion, has the perfect chemistry between two people of the same age. Even though the drama was tragic and not my cup of tea, I still finished the whole series due to the main casts’ chemistry. There were even moments that surpassed Song Hye-kyo’s chemistry with Bi or Song Seung-hun. How good would it be if there is a chance for this on-screen couple to reunite once again for another project.
Song Joong-ki – Descendant of the Sun
While the other Song actor helped bring her to stardom, this Song actor brought her the most controversial scandal of her career. The Song-Song couple of “Descendant of the Sun” is considered a legend to many K-drama fans, to such an extent that they were even shipped as a couple in real life. They did end up dating and got married. Even though their marriage was not long, the beautiful memories about them in fans’ hearts are still there. Song Joong-ki was 4 years younger than his partner, but he is very mature, both in words and action. Looking back at their past, it was quite a shame that they are not together, but there’s nothing we can do about it, do we?
Park Bo Gum – Encounter
The actor Park Bo Gum, who is precisely 12 years younger than Song Hye Kyo, is the next person who must be mentioned. The two co-starred in the drama “Encounter.” Their relationships in the film are awkward and unnatural due to their significant age gap. That is also why “Encounter” failed to win over the public and is her most disappointing work in terms of achievements. This is also her last television series in the 2010s.
Jang Ki Yong – Now, We Are Breaking Up
On November 12, Song Hye Kyo will return with a new SBS drama. This time, her “screen lover” will be Jang Ki Yong, an actor who is well-known for his beauty and good looks. He was born in 1992 and is 11 years younger than Song Hye Kyo, which initially worried the audience since the failure she had with Park Bo Gum was likely to reoccur. However, after viewing the pre-released images as well as some behind-the-scenes photos, supporters of both are considerably less worried. Although not sure if the drama is worth watching, it appears like her chemistry with Jang Ki Yong this time will be less awkward than it was with Park Bo Gum three years ago.
The audience is currently interested in watching how Song Hye Kyo and Jang Ki Yong interact in this upcoming film. The 11-year age gap between the actress and Lee Byung Hun earlier helped her achieve tremendous success, so perhaps this time, she can bring good luck to Jang Ki Yong as well as Now, We Are Breaking Up.