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Song Joong Ki Facts And News

After the Song-Song couple’s split, there has been little news about actor Song Joong Ki. If you’re curious to lớn know what he has been up to lớn, including his 2 new shows out on Netflix in February 2021, here are 21 facts about the charismatic captain from Descendants of the Sun.

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1. Was a speed skater

Song Joong Ki was born on 19 September 1985 in Daejeon, South Korea.

He was a short traông xã tốc độ skater for a total of 10 years during his school days. He even won awards at the National Sports Festival & several large sports meets. Unfortunately, the young athlete had khổng lồ give sầu up his speed skating career after suffering an ankle injury in junior high school. 

Song Joong Ki in TripleSource

Song Joong Ki also acted as a national speed skater in Triple (2009).

2. The nation’s pretty boy

The actor is often referred to as a “pretty boy” or “flower boy”. At Sungkyunkwan University, he was known as the school’s “ulzzang” (“best face” in Korean) & “umchina”, which literally translates lớn “mum’s friend’s son”. The term is used to describe someone who is perfect in everything, be it looks or abilities.

3. Studied business administration

The actor’s graduation photoSource

There’s more to lớn Song Joong Ki than his looks alone. The star was a straight-A student in high school & was the student body president.

He obtained 380 out of 400 points on the national entrance college exam & graduated from Sungkyunkwan University in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration.

4. Rejected his first casting


Song Joong Ki could have started his on-screen career much earlier. He was scouted en route to lớn his usual study spot in Seoul while preparing for his college entrance exam, & was offered the opportunity to lớn join the entertainment industry. 

However, he rejected the offer as he wasn’t ready và wasn’t interested in acting at that point in time. He eventually started his acting journey during his third year of university when he “felt was sure” about trying out lớn become an actor.

5. Made his debut in an erotic movie

He kicked off his acting career with a minor part in A Frozen Flower (2008). The erotic movie starred Jo In Sung & Song Ji Hyo, who would eventually become his good friends.

6. Gained recognition with Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Song Joong Ki in Sungkyunkwan ScandalSource

Song Koong Ki’s breakthrough role was in Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), where he played a wealthy playboy. Coincidentally, the story was mix in Joseon Dynasty’s Sungkyunkwan, a prestigious educational institution now known as Sungkyunkwan University, aka Song Joong Ki’s alma mater.

7. Was a regular member of a variety show


The actor was one of the original cast members of the popular variety show, Running Man. He appeared in episodes 1 to 41 of the show from 2010 lớn 2011, but left after a year khổng lồ further his acting career. 

In a 2017 interview with Soompi, Running Man’s production director reminisced about the beginnings of the show, saying, “When I was an assistant director, Joong Ki and Kwang Soo were the young ones. Joong Ki was very sincere and kind back then, as well.”

8. Rose lớn fame with A Werewolf Boy

Promotional poster for A Werewolf BoySource

The actor’s first lead role was a feral boy who behaves lượt thích an untamed beast in the film, A Werewolf Boy (2012). The movie sold over 7 million tickets, and was a huge hit in Korea.

9. Solidified his star status with Descendants of the Sun

Promotional poster for Descendants of the SunSource

Having starred in several successful works, Song Joong Ki was already a household name in Korea. His star status was solidified after playing the dashing Captain Yoo Si Jin in Descendants of the Sun (2016). Ratings in Korea hit 40.5%, & the Korean drama was sold to a total of 32 countries.

Due to lớn his popularity from Descendants of the Sun, the actor even had a special interview segment on the 9pm news, making hlặng the first actor to lớn ever guest star on the news.

10. Married and divorced his co-star

The Song-Song couple on their wedding daySource

Before Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin had fans convinced they were a couple IRL due to lớn their chemistry on Crash Landing on You, there was Song Joong Ki và Song Hye Kyo. The pair started dating while filming Descendants of the Sun in mid-năm ngoái and got married on 31 October 2017. When the news was revealed, the response was generally favourable, with fans celebrating the happy occasion.

To the disappointment of many, the couple confirmed their divorce on 22 July 2019 after đôi mươi months of marriage. They stated that the reason behind their divorce was a difference in personalities. Song Joong Ki was also reported to have moved out of their marital trang chính in September 2018, just 11 months after their wedding.

Song Joong Ki spotted after his divorceSource

There has been little news with regards lớn Song Joong Ki’s personal life after his divorce. Most recently, pictures of hlặng at a get-together with his friends surfaced online.

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11. Is best friends with Lee Kwang Soo


Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo have been BFFs since their Running Man days.

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Their dynamics seem khổng lồ have sầu remained the same over the years, with Song Joong Ki consistently roasting Lee Kwang Soo.

12. Is cthảm bại to several popular actors


The actor is also good friends with other actors in the Korean entertainment industry, namely, Jo In Sung, Cha Tae Hyun and Park Bo Gum.

Interestingly, both Park Bo Gum và Jo In Sung have acted alongside Song Joong Ki’s ex-wife, Song Hye Kyo. Jo In Sung & Song Hye Kyo played the leads in That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013) while Park Bo Gum and her starred in Encounter (2018).

13. Carried out his military service near North Korea

Song Joong Ki was a stellar soldier during his time in the military. He was dispatched lớn the DMZ to lớn carry out several reconnaissance and stakeout operations.

The actor also cited his military service as a significant experience in his life, saying, “I was told I would never get another chance to rub shoulders with ordinary soldiers và live sầu a normal life. I felt I would be able to learn a lot not only as an actor, but also as a young man.”

14. Released a book about skincare

A page from Beautiful Skin ProjectSource

The actor is known for his flawless skin và released a book named Beautiful Skin Project in 2010 about skincare for men. The book was a huge success, và was re-released in Japan in 2013.

15. Is a tech noob


To date, the Korean star has no social media tài khoản, & attributes that to the simple fact that he isn’t tech-savvy. In the interview, he honestly admits, “I avoid because I’m not good at it.”

16. Dreamt of becoming a diplomat


Aước ao his many dreams as a kid, the Descendants of the Sun actor mentioned that he wanted to become a diplomat at one point. Apart from that, he also thought about becoming a staff thành viên in a broadcasting company và an actor, which he achieved.

17. Is in touch with his emotions

Song Joong Ki in tears after filming the last scene of The Innocent ManSource

The tough captain Yoo Si Jin in Descendants of the Sun is not afraid lớn shed tears in public. While receiving the Grand Prize for Descendants of the Sun at the KBS Drama Awards in 2016, he said, “I cried a lot during filming whenever I got stressed, so much so that my nickname was ‘Crybaby’.”

Song Joong Ki has also mentioned that he often cries after finishing a project, even when his co-stars do not. After filming the last scene for A Werewolf Boy (2012) và The Innocent Man (2012), he was spotted crying while hugging the other cast members and staff.

18. Has a new Netflix movie 

Courtesy of Netflix

The actor stars in the science-fiction movie Space Sweepers, which is streaming on Netflix from 5 February 2021. The story is phối in the year 2092, và Song Joong Ki plays a space pilot.

He had previously worked together with the director, Jo Sung Hee, on the 2012 box office hit, A Werewolf Boy.

19. Is returning to the small screen with Vincenzo


Song Joong Ki fans will be psyched to know that the actor has not one but 2 projects out on Netflix in February. Come 20 February 2021, you can catch him as an Italian mafia thành viên (yes, you read that right) on the tvN drama, Vincenzo. He plays the titular role, alongside Jeon Yeo Bin & 2PM’s Taecyeon.

21. Reprising his role in Arthdal Chronicles 2

The actor in Arthdal Chronicles (2019)Source

Despite the first season receiving mixed reviews, Arthdal Chronicles 2 has been confirmed for production. Filming is expected to start in the second half of 20trăng tròn và the series is rumoured to lớn hit the small screen around mid to lớn over 2021.

trăng tròn. Is working on a new film

Song Joong Ki with fellow Bogotá actress, Juana Del RíoSource

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Song Joong Ki was working on a film called Bogotá, which tells a story about a young man who moves lớn Colombia in the 1990s and tries to lớn settle down. 

The actor flew baông chồng from Bogotá, Colombia to South Korea on 24 March. Filming and release dates for the movie remain postponed indefinitely. 

He is also said to be considering a drama called The Season of You and Me, about the life of Korean singer-songwriter Yoo Jae Ha.

Song Joong Ki Pulls Us In With His Humble Charms

If you’ve sầu been anticipating Song Joong Ki’s next step after his high-protệp tin divorce, hold on tight as you wait for all the new movies and drama series coming your way.

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This article was first published on 3 June 20trăng tròn and last updated on 5 February 2021.

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