Song hye kyo stuns in the cover of elle singapore's may issue

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Song Hye Kyo’s presence in pop culture in the last decade, ever since K-everything became mainstream, has been irrefutable. With an award-winning repertoire that has thoroughly permeated social media và day-to-day conversations, the actress is now emblematic of Korean shows — even for those who are unfamiliar with the genre. It’s hard to believe sầu she’s only 38, but her current global status is really the fruit of over đôi mươi years of hard work.

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Here she speaks to lớn myphamdalat.myphamdalat.com.vn.vn Singapore about pushing herself outside of her myphamdalat.com.vnfort zone, the lengths she’s gone to lớn for a role, và why refining her craft is a never-ending process.

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myphamdalat.myphamdalat.com.vn.vn: Why did you want to bemyphamdalat.com.vne an actress, & what bởi vì you want to lớn bring to lớn people with your performances?

Song Hye Kyo: Being an actress was never initially my dream, I happen to lớn participate in a modelling myphamdalat.com.vnpetition for school unikhung & luckily won first prize. With this chance I started acting. I don’t always point out a specific thing that I want khổng lồ show the audience, but I think getting viewers immersed in my character và performance is the most important.

TV and film have sầu a h& in shaping our understanding of the world. What draws you lớn a character or a show, and how vì chưng you think the medium has progressed of late in terms of the issues, perspectives và people it spotlights?

Previously, I would only judge the chất lượng of a certain production based on the script, but I also consider the my counterpartners & directors as important factors in my decision making. All three aspects are essential, but more emphasis on the director & script. I think these days, dramas are so easily accessible and films are of better unique. A lot of film actors have moved over to shoot dramas, so I think both films and dramas have their respective sầu attractive sầu points.

How bởi vì you usually immerse yourself in a character, especially one that you’ve sầu not had many shared experiences with, before filming starts?

In the beginning, I always start off as “Song Hye Kyo”, but towards the kết thúc of a production I bemyphamdalat.com.vne fully immersed and one with the character. I always try to lớn hypnotise và even pressurise myself khổng lồ get into character, but after living a particular role for months I think it myphamdalat.com.vnes naturally that I don’t even realise how immersed I’ve bemyphamdalat.com.vne. Time makes the character.

What vì you think is the secret lớn your long và successful career?

myphamdalat.com.vnpared to lớn other people my age, I got exposed the work force earlier at a young age, và I was able to gain so many good experiences & memories. I think I have been very fortunate. Being able lớn be in such amazing productions since I was young, and those productions performing well, along with receiving love from so many people, is why I am where I am today — and I’m very thankful for that.


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What vì chưng you think it is about your work ethic that has contributed to such a longstanding career?

Luckily, I’ve participated in many great projects. I think that’s why I was able to lớn myphamdalat.com.vne to lớn this very moment. When I work on something that’s of good chất lượng, I can feel that many seem to lớn love it more. I was able to get here because of my colleagues & fans who have sầu been supportive sầu for many years, and I thank them every day.

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We are often our own worst critics. What are the things you look out for in past performances khổng lồ help you improve?

I have sầu productions that have sầu done well, along with ones that may not have fared as well, but I still love all of them and am contented with the end results. Not all my performances were 100 percent satisfying in my standards great, so I definitely do have sầu some regrets on how I acted or portrayed my character. It’s probably the same for other actors as well. However, I always gave sầu my all và worked hard for the respective roles. In that respect, I have no regrets. I love all my productions equally but if I had lớn choose one, my heart goes out lớn That Winter, the Wind Blows. I was totally immersed và lost myself during the filming of the latter, và that made it more memorable. Not forgetting, Autumn in My Heart as it was the drama that made my name known và also got me lớn where I am today. Even though it is not the best performance, it is the drama that I am most grateful for.

What made you want to lớn experience acting outside of Korean productions — in Chinese films? Is there something that each side has taught you that you still keep in mind today?


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Filming in Trung Quốc allowed me lớn learn so many things. I gained new experiences & it was also very memorable for me as working with Chinese actors và production teams opened my eyes to a system and filming traditions that are very different from what it is like in Korea. I was also very fortunate to lớn be able lớn work with amazing directors like Wong Kar Wai & John Woo. I grew a lot as an actor as well as Song Hye Kyo. If given a chance again, I would like to lớn work with other directors as well.


Do share with us the learning curve sầu of acting in a different language. What were some of the specific challenges?

Acting in Mandarin was very difficult, as I had to lớn learn the meanings of each . I studied for a long period prior to lớn the filming. The Mandarin I had khổng lồ speak for my film was different from what I normally used, so I had no choice but khổng lồ memorise the script word for word. It was very stressful, but with constant practice và the help of everyone on site, I was able khổng lồ film smoothly without much hiccups.

You signed with Wong Kar Wai’s film studio, Jet Tone Films, last year. What are you looking forward lớn with respect khổng lồ this and how bởi you hope the experience will help you grow?

I’ve known most of the people in director Wong’s studio since I was young, so we have sầu always talked about collaborating in the future if time allowed. As we are all friends, I myself am curious as khổng lồ what we might do, và I’m really looking forward khổng lồ it.

Beyond acting, would you consider going behind the camera as a producer or director in the future?

I still approach acting with a lot of difficulty, so I don’t have sầu any intentions as of now. I will continue lớn work hard as an actress.

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What are you working on khổng lồ take your craft lớn the next level?

I have been constantly working for more than trăng tròn years, but it has never been easy. It was always difficult. Every time I finish a project, I learn a lot as an actress, as a woman và as a human being. There’s still a lot lớn be desired and a thirst for language. I wish I had tried harder when I was young , but I don’t think it’s too late now. I have sầu many friends in China as I’ve sầu have sầu worked with Chinese directors và actors. I try to lớn learn English và Chinese when I have sầu the time, because I want to lớn talk lớn my friends — & of course, for my work. I will continue these efforts such challenges, new experiences.

This story originally appeared on myphamdalat.myphamdalat.com.vn.vn Singapore’s May 20trăng tròn issue. For a look at the full fashion spread with Song Hye Kyo, cliông xã here.


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