Come December 9, fans of Song Joong-ki will see their favorite actor in a whole new avatar. The Hallyu heartthrob who is currently filming Battleship Island will also be spotted in a comedy series.
Song Joong-ki will appear alongside his Running Man cast member Lee Kwang-soo in the upcoming KBS drama The Sound of Your Heart.
Song Joong-ki shot to fame after playing the adorable captain Yoo-Shi-jin in the critically acclaimed K-drama Descendants of the Sun. Hopefully, Song Joong-ki’s magic touch will be felt in The Sound of Your Heart too.
Although Song Joong-ki will only make a cameo appearance, his character plays a crucial role in the drama’s plot.
Ha Byoung-hun, director of The Sound of Your Heart, said that Song Joong-ki’s role is nothing like that of Captain Yoo-Shi-jin from Descendants of the Sun.
“Song Joong-ki appears in the first and final episodes of our drama and plays a very important role in the overall story,” he said.
The other actors who will make a cameo appearance in The Sound of Your Heart are Cao Lu, Jung Joon Young, and Sejeong.
Although the series already flaunts a star-studded cast, Song Joong-ki’s appearance in the upcoming KBS drama will boost the series’ ratings, just like it did for Descendants of the Sun.
The fact that Song Joong-ki has agreed to be a part of this series is an indicator that the drama will be a hit. Be it a drama or a movie, Song Joong-ki has always been choosy about his projects.
Back in 2012, when Hallyu fans started noticing Song Joong-ki, the actor made it clear that he will cherry-pick the roles he wanted to play. What he learned a long time ago came in handy when he chose to act in Descendants of the Sun. Today, Song Joong-ki is the most sought-after star in South Korea.
“I learned a lot of things when I observed actor Han Suk-gyu in the drama Deep Rooted Tree. Acting is such a fun job, and he really looked like he was enjoying himself. I might retire when acting becomes too hard on me physically, but I don’t want to give up easily. I really want to have a long-term acting career,” he told Soompi in an interview.
Song Joong-ki has always been cautious about his meteoric rise in popularity.
“It is inevitable that popularity will fade. That’s why I must always be prepared. I don’t want a meteoric rise in popularity. I want to be an actor who can quickly get back on my feet after a fall. If I want to have a long-term career in acting, I must be careful about the choices I make,” Song Joong-ki said.
From the looks of it, it appears like Song Joong-ki has made a wise move by agreeing to a part of The Sound of Your Heart.
According to a report by Yonhap, The Sound of Your Heart, written by Jo Seok (who shares the same name as his titular character), is the longest-running webtoon in South Korea. More than 1,000 episodes have been published on Naver since its launch 10 years ago.
The Sound of Your Heart is scheduled to air on KBS on December 9. According to Asian Wiki, the series will conclude on January 6. Check out the show timings here. The drama’s broadcasting rights have also been sold to the Chinese portal site Sohu.
[Featured Image by Ahn Young-joon/AP Images]