[Interview] Song Joong Ki: I Want Become Actor Like Leonardo DiCaprio

[Interview] Song Joong Ki: I Want Become Actor Like Leonardo DiCaprio

Source : Yonhap News

Eng : KBS GLOBAL

Actor Song Joong Ki, who will play his first role as a protagonist in the movie “Love and Cash,” gave an interview at a cafe in Samcheongdong on November 3. Asked about his favorite actor, he answered, “I admire the actor Leonardo DiCaprio and want to become an actor like him. He has excellent acting ability and many charms of his own. And he has successfully transformed into a characteristic actor from his previous image of a ‘pretty boy.’” His answer sounds very natural when considering his own characteristics. It will be his first appearance as a protagonist, but his recognition among audiences is already very high. He has appeared on various programs such as entertainment programs, dramas, and movies, and his appearance looked splendid even though he was not the main character of those programs. It might be because of his beautiful appearance, but his appearance was not his only virtue. He mentioned that he was a very competitive person, and it seemed to be true when looking at his concentration while appearing on any works on TV or on the movie screen.

Song Joong Ki became a star with his appearance in the KBS drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” last year by playing a supporting character named Koo Yong Ha, and he recently left an impressive image in the SBS drama “Deep-rooted Tree” by playing Lee Do. In “Love and Cash,” he enthusiastically presents what he has as an actor by playing the protagonist. His wish to become like DiCaprio does not sound unrealistic at all.

Song Joong Ki said, “I am proud of myself because I can play a protagonist already. I have tried my best up to now, but it was totally thanks to my good luck.” He has many talents and he has been a subject of jealousy among many men, but he personally picked his ability of understanding reality and strong competitive spirit as his strong advantage. He realizes his current situation very well and gives up what he cannot do, and once he begins, he never gives up and tries his best. He used to be a short track speed skater until he was in the third grade in the middle school and he used to dream about becoming a member of the national team. But he realized that he did not have enough talent for that and he gave up.

After he quit skating, he began to study and he received an excellent score at school thanks to his competitive spirit again. He said, “I was wandering after I stopped skating. I was greatly disappointed, and I chose to study instead at that time. I studied not to fall behind, but it was not because I liked to study. After I entered university (Sungkyunkwas University), my goal had changed again, and I usually focused on hanging out with my friends. I had great fun at that time.” He was a member of the university’s broadcasting club, and he worked as an anchorman there. He decided to become an actor when he was a sophomore. He explained, “I had a vague dream of becoming an actor from childhood, but I did not have the conviction. I worried that I might want to become an actor only because of a fantasy about being an actor, and my parents also thought that I did not need to study drama and cinema at the university when I had to choose my major. But I suddenly realized that I had to become an actor with a strong conviction at that moment, so I enrolled in an academy that teaches acting and began to appear in a drama as a supporting actor.”

The most outstanding drama among his acting experiences was “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” He used to have many young fans before, but he could have older female fans in Korea and Japan after that role. He said, “Koo Yong Ha was not the main actor, and I knew that his appearance would not make up a huge part of the drama, but I really wanted to play the character because I liked the feelings that Koo Yong Ha could deliver. Koo Yong Ha was a pretty boy with feminine taste, but he also looked like a macho man. He also looked very sexy. I thought that many mature female fans could discover his charms (laugh).”

His next drama after one-year break was a historical drama again. He appeared in only four episodes of “Deep-rooted Tree” by playing the young Se Jong. He said, “I had discussed playing a protagonist in another drama at that time, but I chose to appear in ‘Deep-rooted Tree.’ People around me asked why I chose this supporting role who would only appear in four episodes instead of playing a protagonist. But I could be totally immersed in the drama when I first read the script. So I had given up the other opportunity. I worried how I could present this serious and difficult acting while playing the character, but I basically thought that my appearance in only those four episodes was more valuable than appearing in a total of twenty episodes as a protagonist.” After he finished his appearance in the first four episodes of the drama, he recently filmed one more scene with the actor Han Seok Kyu. Song said, “I had felt sorry that I could not act together with the great actor Han Seok Kyu when I filmed my parts in the first four episodes, so I was greatly happy when I heard the news that I had to film one more scene with Han Seok Kyu. I really anticipated appearing with him more than any other time when I appeared with any other beautiful actresses. When he praised my acting, saying, ‘You have done very well up to now,’ I was almost crying with gratitude.”

Song Joong Ki plays an idle young man in “Love and Cash,” which is completely opposite to his previous images. He said, “I play a young man who does not have a job in the movie, but our movie was not focused on dealing with social problems. It is only a romantic comedy movie. My counterpart named Hong Sil in the movie is a very sad character, so I thought that I had to present a pleasant appearance. I tried to present the character’s sadness with a pleasant and light atmosphere.” Asked whether he worried about breaking his previous images, he answered, “I gave up everything about my hairstyle and clothes in the movie because the character does not appeal with his appearance. It was a kind of new challenge to me. I did not want to break my previous images, but I was not afraid of challenging myself. I was also excited to present my different and various appearances.”

Song Joong Ki made a last comment about his future goal of acting, saying, “I am still young. My age, which is twenty-seven years old, is not a young age, but I think that I am still young as an actor. I want to appear in action and noir works, but it is not a good time to do that now. Now I want to focus more on studying and trying different things to find out what is right for me and what is not right for me now.”

Song Joong Ki acts out an ‘aegyo kiss’ skit with Shin Bora for Gag Concert

Actor Song Joong Ki has snatched up hearts with his explosive aegyo.

On November 7th’s broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Gag Concert‘, Song Joong Ki guested as comedian Shin Bora‘s younger boyfriend.

The actor pretended to be an adorable boyfriend who gets bossed around by his noona girlfriend. When Shin Bora told Song Joong Ki, “When you leave, take a taxi,” she handed him some money, inspiring Song Joong Ki to lean over and kiss her on the cheek.

Excited, Shin Bora added, “Take the best ride and go,” while taking out even more money. Song Joong Ki replied with another kiss on the cheek. He kept up the aegyo act with cute sayings like, “Noona, I’m hungry“, and even whipped out the popular “Bbooing, Bbooing” expression from MBC’s ‘High Kick 3‘.

Song Joong Ki’s skit was a big hit with the audience, but it’s also being reported that after the recording of the show, the actor ordered chicken for all 100 comedians and staff members on set.

Song Joong Ki takes couple shot with Park So Hyun


On October 27th, actress Park So Hyun uploaded an affectionate photo of her and Song Joong Ki via Twitter.

The actress tweeted, “With Song Joong Ki, ‘Many A Little Romance‘ will be released on November 10th, please give [the movie] a lot of support“. In the photo, netizens were able to see the friendly relationship between the two as they wrapped their arms around each other. Their natural look with matching winter outfits had some viewers, mistake them as a real couple.

Netizens commented, “Kim Won Joon is going to be furious“, “Park So Hyun is so beautiful~“, and “Lookin good..”

In related news, ‘Many A Little Romance’ is a movie which stars Song Joong Ki and Han Ye Seul. The movie is directed by Kim Jeong Hwan. The story involves a boasting boy and a stingy girl who team up to make 200million won through a project.

Former cast member Song Joong Ki to make a surprise ‘Running Man’ appearance

Song Joong Ki is set to appear on SBS’s “Running Man“ after a long absence.

At a recent filming of Running Man in Daejeon, the members of Running Man were surprised as former cast member, Song Joong Ki, appeared on the set.

The members commented, “Although Song Joong Ki was away for a long period, it feels as if he was here the whole time“, showing their welcoming sentiments toward Joong Ki.

On this day, actress Kim Sun Ah also appeared as a special guest to compete in the ‘Nationwide Tour Race‘ special, racing from Daejeon to Seoul.

This episode of “Running Man” will air on October 30th.

Song Joong Ki reveals his secret dating techniques

Previously, we reported on Song Joong Ki‘s shocking confession on how he was in a relationship for two years. Upon hearing the news, fans were desperate to find the identity of his girlfriend.

On October 19th, Joong Ki finally released a statement on his dating life.

Song Joong Ki sat down for an interview with SBS‘s ‘One Night in TV Entertainment‘, and the interviewer asked questions about his current relationship status.

Song Joong Ki boldly responded, “No comment. I enjoy dating in secret.”

However, the actor did reveal his techniques on how he’d go on his secret dates. “I don’t wear hats when I go on dates. People think we are just friends. We also don’t visit the city, but rather date in remote areas where there are elders,” he said.

The reporter then asked, “When you look at a woman, where do you look?“. The actor candidly replied, “Legs. I’m a guy too. I’m attracted to sexy body lines.”

The actor also expressed his interest in tall women when he revealed, “I don’t mind if she’s taller than me“. The interviewer asked whether he had any relationships with tall women, to which he confessed, “I’ve dated one for almost 2 years.”

Lastly, the actor shared, “Normally, I don’t show aegyo, but when I’m with my girlfriend I show it a lot.” Song Joong Ki was kind enough to exhibit his aegyo on set which caused the interviewer to blush heavily in the aftermath.

So, is he in a relationship now or not? Netizens are speculating that since he revealed his dating techniques, he might not be seeing someone now. Others, however, are arguing that Song Joong Ki is confident enough to endure the backlash of inquiry.

What do you guys think? Toss us your thoughts below.

Source + Photos: Nate

Song Joong Ki confesses that he dated someone in secret

Actor Song Joong Ki has made a shocking confession — he’s revealed that he’s been dating someone without the public knowing!

While sitting down for an interview with SBS‘s ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the actor revealed that he’s been secretly dating up till today. Song Joong Ki also shared that he’s not charmed by looks, but by the person’s unique qualities. Song Joong Ki revealed that he enjoyed dates with his girlfriend without ever getting caught by fans or the press.

Stunned by the candid news, netizens commented, “Oppa! How could you do this to me!?!” “I’m really jealous of your girlfriend…” “I know I should be congratulating you, but I feel betrayed” and “So this is what you were doing after you quit Running Man? -.-“.

Various reports have been flooding Korean news portals on whether or not Song Joong Ki is still dating, but we’ll find out for sure when his interview airs through SBS’s ‘One Night of TV Entertainment’ on October 19th at 8:50 KST.