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Song Hye-kyo interview Part ② ‘Life as Top Star‘

  • Published : Apr 22, 2016 - 14:06
  • Updated : Apr 22, 2016 - 14:06

Global star actress Song Hye-kyo held a press interview session at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday. The K-pop Herald posed questions from global readers to the 34-year-old Song. Below is the second installment of the Song Hye-kyo interview series.

Actress Song Hye-kyo (UAA)
On the success in her acting career: [asked by Tu Ngoc (Vietnam) My Han (Vietnam) Jenny Nguyen (Vietnam) Quynh Vu (Vietnam) Thuy (Vietnam) Oanh (Vietnam) Mai Phan Duyen Anh (Vietnam) Dinh Thuy Duong (Vietnam) Tran Van Trung (Vietnam) Kathlyn Laudit (the Philippines) Venice Natividad (the Philippines) Rafika Nilasari (Indonesia)]

“Acting has never been easy, and it will never be. When I was younger, I thought time will tell. But as I become more seasoned, it was the complete opposite. I became very nervous whenever I start filming a new work, to this day. I think a lot about the character I play. I became stressed thinking about how to portray the character the best way.

“Even after completing a successful role, nothing much changes. I will do as I have always been doing. It won’t lead to any change of direction in my career.”

On life as top celebrity Song Hye-kyo: [asked by The K-pop Herald]

“Song Hye-kyo is like an ordinary person. I used to have many friends to hang out with when I was young. I had so many that I could not take care of all of them. Nowadays, the older I get, I lose more friends. I became increasingly cautious in terms of relationships to the degree that I only hang out with those who can tolerate anything that I do. I cry if something bad happens, I grab a drink with friends when I get stressed out, I travel, I sometimes lash out at my closest friends. The only difference is that I’m a celebrity and I’m shown to the world. Apart from that, I think I’m like most women my age.”

“Nowadays, as the filming session is complete, I usually stay idle. I was so stressed out and exhausted, which leaves me spaced out. Now is the time for recovery, without worrying about anything.”

On her patriotic-driven project with professor Seo Kyoung-duk: [asked by Intan Amandita (Indonesia) Meevie Love Toledo (the Philippines) Lee Hyun-soo (South Korea)]

“Professor Seo and I have worked on a string of projects over several years. I noticed that when I visited a museum abroad, Korean instructions on an artwork or an object were not given, while Chinese or Japanese instructions were available. I asked him why, and I said it’s deplorable. News reports about our project spread. I thought it was just a minor thing. I still have a lot to learn. Helping Seo gives me a lot of lessons. I ask him questions while doing the project, and he answers me, then I‘m on a learning process. I believe I’m in the right direction, so I will continue our project,”

On her future acting roles and upcoming projects: [asked by Melina Tiarso (Indonesia), Cybelle Futalan (the Philippines) Camille Aniguid (the Philippines) Sharon Oh (Singapore) Virna (Indonesia) Amanda (the United States) Albina Atisheva (Kazakhstan) Carla Cruz (the Philippines) Venice Natividad (the Philippines) Kim Da-song (South Korea) Ngan (Vietnam) Mai Dung (Vietnam) Kang So-eun (South Korea) Park Se-jeong (South Korea) Nichakamol Chaifu (Thailand) Lee Hwa-jeong (South Korea) Mix M. (China) Tiffany Yun (South Korea) Christine Chow (Singapore) Paige Lee (Malaysia) Caroline Orada and Manilyn Magcanam (the Philippines) Cecilia (Hong Kong) Neneng Fitriani (Indonesia) Angela Tao (China) Jennifer (the United States) Yangliu (China) Oh Min-young (South Korea) Regina Reyes (the Philippines) Xin Yi (Singapore) Luna (Vietnam) Meevie Love Toledo (the Philippines) Putri Aisyah (Indonesia) Hansa (Indonesia) Thu Dng (Vietnam) Mia Cajita (the United States) Fidah (Indonesia) Sun Lan (China) Choi Woo-jin (South Korea) Lee Hyun-soo (South Korea) Saba (Pakistan) Kou Xingxing (China) Jiayii Pan (Malaysia) Tinsley (Hong Kong) An (Vietnam)]

Actress Song Hye-kyo (UAA)
“I haven’t decided which project I will be engaged in. I hope I could work with like-minded staff and actors. I’m not sure whether my future project is Chinese or Korean.”

“On the character I want to play in the future, I have a lot in mind, but as you see, there are only limited roles a Korean actress could play. I do get offers for roles in thrillers, a genre I never tried before, but I haven’t accepted a role because there are many things to consider, like the quality of the writing. I wish there were more diverse choices for actresses, as there are for actors. A lot of great Korean actresses remain out of the limelight because the roles they can play are limited. I hope directors could offer actresses more diverse genres or more multidimensional characters.

On plans for marriage: [asked by Roxan Syska (the Philippines) Sharon Oh (Singapore) Virna (Indonesia) Venice Natividad (the Philippines) Tu Ngoc (Vietnam) My Han (Vietnam) Jenny Nguyen (Vietnam) Quynh Vu (Vietnam) Thuy (Vietnam) Oanh (Vietnam) Mai Phan Duyen Anh (Vietnam) Uyen Pham (Vietnam) Aline Tran (Vietnam) Minh Hang (Vietnam) Amoy (Indonesia) Tran Van Trung (Vietnam) Natasha Cecilia (Indonesia) Nguyen Hanh (Vietnam) Dinh Thuy Duong (Vietnam) Neneng Fitriani (Indonesia) Eiryazieliszya (Malaysia) Sandy Mok (China) Farah Sharon (Indonesia) Angela Tao (China) Hang Trinh (Vietnam) Karen (Vietnam) Thao Hieu (Vietnam) Siwi (Indonesia) Nadya Zeane (Indonesia) Regina Reyes (the Philippines) Lee Eun-ji (South Korea) Sun Lan (China)]

“I’m old enough to get married. But I see myself swaying. One day I’m like ‘I should marry someone soon’ and another day I’m like ‘Why get married? I’m a free-spirited individual. I can travel to all kinds of places without asking anyone’s permission. I can do whatever I want.’ But someday the day for marriage will eventually come.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com) and Lee Ja-hye (jahye@heraldcorp.com)

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