Soong Jong Ki and The Road to His Long Awaited Comeback
When an actor, celebrity or musician goes on a hiatus, or takes a break from all entertainment-related work, it is sometimes hard for them to get back into the groove of things. However, for Korean entertainers and actors, this is a reality that must be faced as every man in South Korea is obligated to render service to their country by serving in the military for two years. This means that Korean actors and musicians must have a good career plan before and after their mandatory military service, especially if they would want to re-enter the industry again once their time is up. However, it seems like “The Innocent Man” and former “Running Man” host, Song Joong Ki has covered all his bases, as he is currently filming his comeback drama, and was recently interviewed about his experiences in the military, during a recent fashion photo shoot. Read on to learn more about Joong Soong Ki’s comeback plans, and how he survived in the military for two years.
Song Joong Ki, before leaving for his two year mandatory military service, something that all South Korean go through, managed to make a name for himself. It was thanks to various film and television projects, such as “The Innocent Man,” and as he was, for a time, a cast member of the hit SBS variety show, “Running Man.”
However, now that he has completed his military service, Song is back in business, as he has another drama in the works, and just recently had a fashion shoot with none other than ELLE Korea.
According to K Drama Stars, the actor, in his interview with Elle Korea, informed his fans and those who had been worried about him that he didn’t get sick while serving his country. He revealed that he had managed to survive the two years thanks to the advice that was given to him by Son Hyun Joo, who is a good friend of his.
The actor, who, in the pictures, was dressed up for the fall season, in a black leather jacket in one photo, and in a brown coat in another, also talked about his recent trip to Thailand with two of his “Running Man” castmates. It had allowed him regain the strength and energy needed in order to be able to accomplish a successful comeback.
K Drama Stars also reported that the first look picture of the star’s upcoming drama, “Descendants of the Sun” had just been released. It features him in full military uniform, and looking forwards, into the camera, while his leading lady, Song Hye Kyo, looked back at him.
“Descendants of the Sun,” which hails from Kim Eun Sook and Kim Won Suk, tells the story of Captain Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), a United Nations Captain, and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo), who are deployed to the country Wookreukeu, an “alternate land,” as part of a peacekeeping detail.
According to K Drama Stars, instead of the usual format in which the episodes of the drama are filmed while the show is being aired, to allow for adjustments regarding the viewers’ feedback. This time, they decided to film the episodes before airing it, in order to be able to really work hard on the production value, much like how a Netflix show’s episodes are all filmed prior to it being released all in one go.
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