South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo is the most searched Korean actress, reveals Google. The actress, who gained prominence after starring as doctor Kang Mo Yeon in the super-hit K-drama series Descendants of the Sun, captivated the hearts of many not only in South Korea, but across Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
Song Hye-kyo’s online reputation skyrocketed during the filming of the military romance with actor Song Joong-ki, according to an exclusive report by Inquisitr.
Besides South Korean social media platforms, several groups and campaigns were formed online dedicated to Song Hye-kyo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
It is worth noting that Song Hye-kyo was popular even before Descendants Of The Sun took off. She gained prominence when she starred in K-dramas like Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), and Full House (2004). In 2013, Song Hye-kyo took a break after starring in That Winter, the Wind Blows. After almost a two-year hiatus, the actress returned to the small screen in a big way.
Song Hye-kyo starred alongside South Korean actor Song Joong-ki, who was also making a comeback to television after mandatory military duty. The onscreen chemistry of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo was much talked about that the pairing up of both stars continued even after the conclusion of Descendants of the Sun in April. Fans fondly called them the “SongSong couple.”
The actress, who is social media savvy, also won the Goddess of Asia title, a virtual contest that evaluated a contestant based on beauty and brains.
Song Hye-kyo, who is an embodiment of perfection, is choosy about the roles she plays. After Descendants of the Sun, the actress still hasn’t taken up any drama or movie project. However, Song Hye-kyo has been busy being the ambassador for Laneigie and Prada. Waiting for her next big role, Song Hye-kyo says that the character has to be more meaningful.
“Regardless of the success of a drama or film, I will be satisfied if viewers say that my acting has progressed and has gained more depth. I personally think that it is acceptable if I take a step forward and can act with more diverse expressions and feelings. I don’t usually paint a big picture on what I’ll do in the future. One thing that is clear is that I will do my best in the current place where I am at,” Song Hye-kyo said, according to a report by Inquisitr.
Fans and media speculate that Song Hye-kyo would land a larger-than-life role. Rumors are making the rounds that she will end up in Hollywood.
With this sort of international fandom, it comes as no surprise that this beautiful star has topped the list of most searched South Korean actresses on Google. However, Song Hye-kyo must work hard to stay at the top spot, as she is closely followed by two other South Korean heartthrobs—Im Yoona, who is currently stealing the show on a spy thriller The K2 and the ever-beautiful Park Shin-hye, who captivated hearts in medical romance Doctors.
Im Yoona and Song Hye-kyo are neck and neck for Google searches.
Im Yoona is already ruling Chinese online platforms. Yoona tops the Baidu chart in both female singer and actress categories. Yoona’s Chinese debut drama, God of War, Zhao Yun, had the highest rating while it was on air.
As for Song Hye-kyo, fans are waiting with bated breath for her fan meeting which will be held on November 13. This fan meet marks the 20th anniversary of the actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.
Hopefully, this fan meet will boost Song Hye-kyo’s profile further and make her trend on Google search for many years to come.
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