Korean superstar Song Joong-ki describes his equally famous wife Song Hye-kyo as his constant cheerleader during the press conference of Netflix’s “Arthdal Chronicles”.
Kikyo is the couple name fans gave to them. Alternatively, they are also the Song-Song couple. Rumors of their divorce have spread early this year. But Joong-ki puts it to rest by answering a question from a Korean reporter. The reporter asked if anything changed after the wedding.
“I personally don’t think a lot has changed for me after being married. But I have a more contented heart. That is something that could be different. I think anyone who has been married can understand where I am coming from,” he said.
The couple’s love bloomed on the set of “Descendants of the Sun” (2016). The Korean drama “Arthdal Chronicles” is Joong-ki’s first drama since “Descendants”. In the presscon held at the Imperial Palace Hotel, he said that his wife gave him the support he needed to do this drama. .
“My wife is a huge fan of the director and writers. Because this is the drama that I am coming back with after three or four years, she has been a constant cheerleader for me,” Joong-ki said.
The director of “Arthdal Chronicles” is Kim Won-seok who Joong-ki worked with in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” (2010). He has also worked previously with writers Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon for “Deep-rooted Tree” (2011). Both dramas are historical dramas.
Joong-ki received offers before the “Arthdal Chronicles”. He famously declined the role of the Crown Pince in the Netflix Original “Kingdom”. The role subsequently went to another talented actor Ju Ji-hoon who owned the role in the show.
“I wouldn’t say that I chose this project over many other offers. But when I think about it now, when the writers and the director called me before the script was ready, I decided then to do this project,” he said.
Jang Dong-gun (“Suits” Korea, 2018), Kim Ji-won (Fight for My Way, “2017”), and Kim Ok-vin (“Thirst”, 2009) in the drama.
“Arthdal Chronicles” starts streaming on Netflix on June 1 every Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 pm, one hour after the Korean broadcast.