“Ex-husband’s risk?” Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki choose “silence” for dating
Top star Song Hye-kyo is expected to choose “silence” in the romance between her ex-husband Song Joong-ki and British actor Katie Lewis Saunders.
According to Netflix on the 28th, the Netflix original series “The Glory,” starring Song Hye-kyo, which will be released on the 30th, is considering not conducting interviews with the main actors.
Netflix is discussing a policy not to conduct separate interviews with the main actor when releasing Part 1 as “The Glory” will be released separately in Part 1 and Part 2 to Sports Seoul. “We are talking internally about interviewing after the contents of Part 2 are released,” he said.
After landing in Korea in 2016, Netflix put forward an aggressive promotional strategy whenever it released the original series. In addition to the early original series such as “Kingdom,” “Love Ringing,” “Health Teacher Ahn Eun-young,” and “Human Class,” most original series released during the pandemic, including “Squid Game,” used to hold video interviews every Friday.
A Netflix official said, “Some works separated into Part 1 and Part 2 have not been interviewed depending on the situation,” but the original series, which was released separately into Part 1 and Part 2, is only one work called “Paper House: Joint Economic Zone.”
In accordance with this promotion system, most of the leading actors, including Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Yoon-jin, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, and Kim Ji-hoon, also participated in the interview.
Therefore, the broadcaster believes that such a promotional strategy of “The Glory” is unusual. Since most of this year’s Netflix original series did not perform well, it is time to step up further in the case of “The Glory,” where star maker Kim Eun-sook and top star Song Hye-kyo appeared.
The broadcaster’s common voice is that the interview after the release of Part 2 is a “ex-husband Song Joong-ki risk,” although the main actor should come to the front as he has already been well-received by releasing the press screeners from the first to sixth episodes.
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who worked together as lovers in the drama “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016, developed into actual lovers after the drama ended, and made a wedding ceremony in October 2017. As “Descendants of the Sun” became very popular throughout Asia, Chinese media flew drones to the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, where the wedding was held, filming the inside of the wedding hall and broadcasting it live on the Internet.
The two, who were loved by the nickname “Songsong Couple,” divorced in 2019, two years after their marriage, and are walking their own paths. Nevertheless, it still maintains an attractive appearance similar to before marriage and has a great influence on the entertainment industry as a whole.
A broadcasting official said, “If Song Hye-kyo goes on an interview in person, it will be difficult to avoid it because questions related to her ex-husband Song Joong-ki will be asked at a gathering of various reporters.” “Even if Song Hye-kyo does not answer the question, attention is focused enough to be published in itself, so I think it is a strategy to promote the work after the overheated interest cools down,” he estimated.
“The Glory,” starring Song Hye-kyo, tells the story of a victim of school violence who became a teacher risking his life toward the perpetrator and bystander and planning revenge. It is a new work by Kim Eun-sook, who wrote scripts such as “Guardian,” “Descendants of the Sun,” and “Mr. Sunshine.” Song Hye-kyo is divided into Moon Dong-eun, a victim of school violence in the drama, and takes off the aspect of “Romantic Comedy Queen” and plays a cold-blooded revenge. A total of 16 episodes, “The Glory,” will release Part 1 on the 30th, and Part 2 will be released in March next year.