Song Hye Kyo presented an amazing performance in “The Glory”, showing a brand new face that broke all prejudices and controversies 

Song Hye Kyo is fixing prejudice, controversies, ang her image at once with her new appearance in Netflix’s original series “The Glory”.

The Glory”, which was released on December 30th, 2022, is a drama about a woman, whose soul was broken due to her experience of school violence when she was young, spending her whole life carefully preparing a revenge plan and those who fall into the whirlwind of that revenge. This work marks the reunion of screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and actress Song Hye Kyo six years after “Descendants of the Sun”.

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Song Hye Kyo is famous as a “Melo Queen”, who created many hit works thanks to her beautiful appearance, fatal charms, and sweet chemistry with male characters. In particular, many viewers even raised concerns and had prejudices that she may only play similar roles and genres, such as the cool romance of a woman with a successful career.

However, taking on her first revenge drama “The Glory”, Song Hye Kyo perfectly portrayed a new face that she had never shown since her debut. Playing Moon Dong Eun, who suffered terrible school violence during high school and spent her life designing revenge for a long time, Song Hye Kyo captured various emotions with her indifferent expression. The actress impressed viewers by fully conveying the furious emotions of her character in many ways behind her creepy, sad, and calm expression without a line.

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In addition, the way she calls the school bullying perpetrator Park Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon) “Yeon Jin ah” in a friendly manner thrilled viewers more than any other line. “Yeon Jin ah” is the line that appears the most times during Moon Dong Eun’s narration as if she was reading a diary or expressing her inner feelings. The scene where Moon Dong Eun sings a birthday song for Park Yeon Jin on the rooftop caused goosebumps with the irony in her lines and expressions.

Above all, in “The Glory”, Song Hye Kyo portrayed the hard times of her character with her raw skin. Moon Dong Eun is a person who has been aiming for revenge for 16 years. She suffers from malnutrition and eats only gimbap. The dryness and wrinkles from the hardships Moon Dong Eun faced were revealed through Song Hye Kyo’s image details, such as facial expressions and skin, in a realistic way. Instead of colorful makeup, Song Hye Kyo’s face shows the coolness of achromatic colors.

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Thanks to this detailed portrayal of her appearance, Song Hye Kyo calmly responded to those who had been attacking her by raising controversies over skin correction. Before the release of “The Glory”, Song Hye Kyo was suspected of forcing the production company to take down her photos and videos that had not been well-edited. Netflix uploaded a year-end message video showing actors who appeared in the works to be released in the new year but deleted it for modification. Many people said it was because the video used Song Hye Kyo’s photo before the correction. The reason why the character teaser poster was reuploaded was said to be due to Song Hye Kyo’s skin correction at the actress’ request. However, all these claims were not true.

To prove herself, Song Hye Kyo showed off her perfect presence in “The Glory” without skin correction.

“The Glory” is indeed a combination of a solid script by writer Kim Eun Sook, Song Hye Kyo’s excellent acting, director Ahn Gil Ho’s delicate directing, and the perfect synergy of the actors. Once you start watching the drama, you will immediately be immersed in the story until the end.

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As a result, “The Glory” surpassed Song Joong Ki’s drama “Reborn Rich”, which ranked No.1 for 39 consecutive days, and succeeded in dominating the top spot in Top 10 Netflix TV Shows in Korea. The drama also ranked 5th on the worldwide rankings. Amid favorable reviews for “The Glory” and Song Hye Kyo, expectations for Season 2, which is scheduled for March, are also growing.

Source: Daum

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