This is yet another post that was never published just like the recently posted Elle interview. This was one of many interviews that Kyo did after the conclusion of That Winter, The Wind Blows, and it was actually quite lengthy, but I have just included questions and answers that weren’t mentioned in the other articles. I will call this my ‘farewell to Oh Young’ interview as it is the last one. From February 13, 2013 to April 3, 2013, we cried and
laughed with Oh Young, and even though That Winter is over, she will forever live in our hearts.
- Did you know That Winter would be this successful?
“I didn’t know the response would be this good. I had a good feeling in the beginning. Before it aired, I watched episodes 1 and 2 without editing and music, but I really enjoyed watching it. Maybe after watching it for a minute, I had a good feeling.
- I heard you cried a lot after the last scene was filmed.
“I did not cry a lot. When Director Kim was giving his speech of how we worked hard, he almost burst into tears. After seeing that and Jo In Sung-sshi and the other staff members tearing up, I also burst into tears.”
- How are Kim Bum and Jung Eun Ji?
“I did not have a lot of scenes with them, so it’s unfortunate. In informal occasions as we would eat, I shared several conversations with them and in Bum’s case, he is a person who thinks a lot and acts older than his age (laughs). He has a lot of deep thoughts, and even though we share a large gap in age, we had a lot of good conversations. Eun Ji really seems like a girl of that age. She is bright and innocent, and has nothing to hide at all. Even so, she has confidence and of course, that is lovable. Also, if she had worries or anguish, she would say ‘unnie, this isn’t going right’ and since she candidly revealed her shortcomings and [asked for advice], I had good talks with her. She is cheerful and a good friend.”
- I heard you hurt your fingernail in the middle of filming…
“My fingernail fell off, so the truth is this is a fake fingernail. In episode 6, I was sobbing in front of Oh Soo’s car, and my finger got jammed in the car door. Usually when something gets stuck in the middle, the door will open, but the door just shut. So it started to bleed and my hand turned deep black. It looked awful, so I applied a flesh-colored manicure, but people that didn’t know just assumed ‘Oh, a blind person applied nail polish.” (Laughs)
- From Song Hye Kyo’s perspective of That Winter, The Wind Blows, what is the ‘wind?’
“I have a style that does not think too deeply about the the title, so I thought of it as the ‘heart’s wind’ blew in the winter. In my standards, the wind blew a closely shut heart of a young girl and brought along change. That is the way I interpreted it.”
- Did the wind also blow Song Hye Kyo’s heart?
“As I did this project, my heart ached. It truly seemed that I was possessed by Oh Young. Even now when I think of my acting and lines of Oh Young, I can’t control myself, and I cherish that time. I also yearn for it.”
- It seems acting was quite difficult.
“It was so difficult. There were plenty of times where I was worn out and when filming ended, I didn’t do anything and was in a blank state of mind. Even when filming ended, I wanted to do well, so even when it was time to rest, I did not rest. It was mentally draining.
- You seem to cry so prettily.
“There is also something odd too. My face turns into a frown and l have a runny nose (laughs). In the old days, I didn’t have a snotty nose and tears just streamed down. I wonder why this is happening, but everyone around me said, ‘It happens when you get old’ (laughs).”
- How significant is age to Song Hye Kyo?
“I don’t pay attention to it at all. I even forget how old I am. Occasionally when my age is mentioned in the news, I think to myself, ‘Ah, so that’s how old I am.’ [Age] doesn’t seem like such an important thing.
- The decision to star in movies like Today and Fetish are not easy choices to make. What is the reason behind that venture?
“Of course, I don’t look at the results and make a choice. In the beginning, I hope it will turn out well and since I like the character, that’s how I come to the decision. Now I am in my earlier thirties and since there is a lot of time, it’s likely there will be good results on the movie side.”
- How do you want the public to go forth in expectations of you?
“If they expect too much then the greater the disappointment. With this project, I received a lot of praise, but in any situation, it could go right or fall off – my acting could be seen even better or another thing, if it’s lacking then it could also be seen as a disadvantage. So I ask please do not have a lot of high expectations of me.”
Lastly, Song Hye Kyo was asked, “How would you like That Winter to be remembered as?” She answered, “I hope it will be a drama that you think of in the winter.” The reporter said, “It seems both Worlds and That Winter both would come to mind.” “Even so, since That Winter also has ‘winter’ in the title, it will be remembered in the winter, right? And in the fall, Autumn Tale, and in the summer, Full House?” She said laughing.
Source: TV Daily
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Source: Laneige Facebook via Soompi
Actress Song Hye Kyo was captured dressed plainly with a makeup less face in Taiwan.
Recently the Taiwanese press found her in Taipai after filming ended.
According to reports, Song Hye Kyo finished filming around 4:30 PM in the vicinity of Yangming Mountain in Taipai, and later, enjoyed dinner in the city with staff members.
She was captured in the photo wearing skinny jeans with a khaki jacket, gray hat, and black scarf. She was dressed down, but even from a distance, her eye-catching beauty could not be hidden.
Netizens who saw the photo made various comments such as: “Where is Song Hye Kyo going in Taiwan?,” “Even while dressing down in Taiwan, it’s still a photo shoot,” “Song Hye Kyo has no fear of being captured in Taiwan,” etc.
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
2013 was such a busy, yet wonderful year for our girl! She started it off with a bang (That Winter, The Wind Blows) and sealed the year with not one, but two major awards – the first one, of course, being the Daesang Award at the APAN Awards and the second, the Top Excellence Award at the recent SBS Drama Awards. She has been on a roll, and it doesn’t look like she will be stopping anytime soon!
Rose and I thought it would be fun to share our favorite Kyo highlights from 2013. Please feel free to post your choices in the cbox. We can’t wait to hear what your favorites are! Happy New Year, and many blessings to you and your family!
• Best News:
Rose says: Got lots to choose from since this year Kyo never failed us with great news, but nothing will beat her winning the APAN 2013 Daesang Award! She finally got recognition for all her hard work, a deserving award for our princess!
Shanda says: Hands down, without a doubt, Kyo winning the 2013 Daesang Award at the APAN Awards for her role as Oh Young in That Winter, The Wind Blows! So deserving and well earned!! And as I wrote earlier on the site, I couldn’t be any prouder of our girl as I know how hard she works in perfecting her craft and the fact that she gives it her all in everything she does. What an inspiration she is!
• Worst News:
Rose says: No news is good news, but reading bashers putting down our girl is tearing my heart out especially when it comes to her love life.
Shanda says: There really wasn’t any news that was just ‘terrible.’ Although for me I could list a couple of disappointments: after countless hours, years, and the amount of hard work going into The Grandmasters, I was saddened and disappointed that her screen time was scaled down quite a bit. I know she wasn’t the main star to begin with, but still…
Shanda says: I was so drawn to this look; from the hair to the shoes, I just loved everything about it. I think it’s just so different from what we usually see from her, plus the HAIR…OMG, THE HAIR…reminds me so much of our beloved Han Ji Eun!
• Favorite Candid Look:
Shanda says: Unfortunately, there weren’t very many candid shots of Kyo this year. She no longer uploads her personal photos to hyebaragi.com as well Hopefully we can get more candid shots in the new year! But, after seeing Rose’s pick, I say the same!
• Favorite 2013 Project:
Rose says: TWTWB! She won an award here which makes this drama very memorable!
Shanda says: I loved loved loved everything about That Winter, The Wind Blows from the complicated and interesting storyline to the delicate yet strong character of Oh Young.
• Favorite Song Hye Kyo Interview of 2013:
Shanda says: So hard to choose just one, but I believe this one gave a strong overview of her thoughts and feelings towards That Winter, The Wind Blows: [Interview] Song Hye Kyo “Acting as a Blind Person in That Winter was Lonely” …①
• Most Anticipated Kyo Release for 2014:
Rose says: The Crossing! I want to see her in a period movie with actors from other countries, although waiting for her new My Palpitating Life is also making me excited but I have a taste of her TGM role which makes me anticipate what she will show in The Crossing.
Shanda says: I am really looking forward to My Palpitating Life. Not just for her collaboration with Kang Dong Won, but the storyline and role have drawn me in and I predict this film may be a box office hit.
• Wishes for Kyo in 2014:
Rose says: As an avid supporter, more award winning projects and success in her field and as a mom, good health and finding the right guy who will stand, defend and love her forever.
Shanda says: As always, I wish Kyo nothing but good health, success, and happiness. In particular, I would love to finally hear wedding bells for her.
Song Hye Kyo won the Top Excellence Award despite being absent.
Song Hye Kyo won the Top Excellence Award in the mini series category for That Winter, The Wind Blows at the SBS Drama Awards, which took place on December 31st in Seoul at the Sangam Prism Center. However, Song Hye Kyo is currently filming in Taiwan and was absent at the awards ceremony.
Accordingly, Director Kim Kyu Tae of That Winter, The Wind Blows accepted the award on Song Hye Kyo’s behalf. In her place, he expressed: “Song Hye Kyo right now is in the middle of filming in Taiwan, so she was unable to attend today. On her behalf, I would like to say thank you to SBS and the viewers for giving such a big award like this. I will personally pass on this award to her.”
Jo In Sung won the SBS Special Award for his role in That Winter, The Wind Blows.
In the final moments of his speech, he said: “It hasn’t been long since Youngie has opened her eyes – I think she is watching now. Oppa won an award. I will give all this glory to Young-ie.”
Congratulations Hye Kyo! What a great way to end the year. So well deserving and highly earned! Also, congratulations to Jo In Sung! Many believe he should have won the Daesang, and I wholeheartedly agree. His performance in That Winter was beyond amazing; however, Daesang or no Daesang, he is still every much of a winner just as Kyo. Congratulations to our That Winter duo!
Wow, I can’t believe I forgot about this interview! I was looking through my unpublished posts (drafts) and found this, which was pretty much finished. All I needed to do was edit and revise a few things. I have no idea how this was left forgotten! Actually I do know ~ after this interview came out, I was so caught up with all the articles and buzz surrounding That Winter, The Wind Blows so this kinda sorta took a backseat. I do apologize, and even though the interview isn’t new, I do hope you enjoy reading it and maybe learn a new thing or two about Hye Kyo! Happy reading!
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Lighthearted. On the first morning flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai, her face gleaming of ‘lightheartedness’ was calm and shined freely. The long journey of filming Director Wang Kar-wai’s movie The Grandmasters concludes on this day in Guangzhou. As filming finished in the early hours, she obviously appeared tired. When filming ends, many actors and actresses naturally feel mixed emotions of joy and sorrow, and could even feel a little down as well. But for her, she does not have enough time to be fatigued or to enjoy a moment of relief from work. It’s because she has to get ready for yet another start. In between the end of a movie and the start of a new drama, I met her during a short time while she remained in Shanghai.
For four years, she worked on a movie with Director Wong Kar-wai and other enormous stars who need no introductions, including Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. “Director Wong Kar-wai and I have known each other for about 9 years already. It seems it was fate after meeting Tony Leung during promotions for his movie 2046. Initially before The Grandmasters, we were supposed to do another movie together, but for the both of us, the opportunity was not right and after a year, we met again in Hong Kong, and fortunately, Director Wong Kar-wai was making a martial arts movie, and offered me the role of Tony Leung’s wife. Even though [my role] did not hold a lot of weight, I decided to appear in it because it was the project of a highly respected director.”
After the Elle cover shoot, she returned without pausing to film her drama. Scheduled to air in February, the SBS drama, That Winter, The Wind Blows is gathering urgent interest, due largely in part to writer Noh Hee Kyung and Director Kim Kyu Tae’s collaboration, and the combination of Song Hye Kyo and Jo In Sung. In the drama, Song Hye Kyo plays the role of ‘Oh Young,’ a chaebol heiress who suddenly suffers from visual disability due to an accident. Just as much as Song Hye Kyo, Jo In Sung, who is making his first television comeback in eight years since the 2005 drama Spring Day and since being discharged from the military, gives this drama sufficient enough condition to cause a ‘hot’ frenzy. Meanwhile, considering this is actually the first time these two actors of the same age are working together on a project is also eye-catching. “It has been quite a while since the two of us have known each other. While that friend was starring in What Happens in Bali and I was in Sunlight Pours Down, we passed through the same TV station and became close. We had similar stylists and people around us, so naturally we became closer. I wanted to work with him someday, and to be able to meet him in a great production like this is nice. These days while filming, when we are both looking at the monitor, we joke and complain that we are old (laughs).”
Above all, meeting up with writer Noh Hee Kyung again since Worlds Within is also drawing attention. When the offer to star in the drama was received, more than anything else, the biggest challenge was portraying a visually impaired person, and although it is true of it being burdensome, writer Noh Hee Kyung and Song Hye Kyo held many conversations on how to grab a hold of easily matching a difficult character being visually impaired and a chaebol heiress. “Teacher Noh Hee Kyung has a style that grabs a lot in the beginning. Later around the 5th and 6th episode, the actors become accustomed to it, so after that point, there is no ‘touch,’ but until about the 4th episode, to see if the writer’s interpretation and the actor’s interpretation of the character are exactly the same, and of course, she is the type who holds conversations and meticulously checks.” In the story, Oh Young suffers from tunnel vision, which is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision. If you are unfamiliar with Oh Young’s circumstances and background, you may wonder ‘How can a kid who cannot see put on makeup so well? ‘How can she wear high heels?’ Although reality is important, so is the visual in the drama, and it is writer Noh Hee Kyung’s order to not be so bleak.”
She is Type A, but easygoing and strong like Type O. A while back, when her peers were going through puberty, she was already living alone with her mom, and it was then that she realized it was up to her to take care of both herself and mom. She recalls being mentally stronger than her friends in childhood. She also came to her own conclusions. “I have to protect my mom and I have to stand on my own two feet. I like that I can stand by my choices.” Therefore, no matter what it is, she tends to do it well herself. In between projects when she has a break, she packs her luggage herself and heads to a busy city like New York, and in a city where there is a lot to see, she enjoys walking all day long. While walking, she people watches, and bravely roams around a park or museum alone, and even meets with friends for a cup of coffee or glass of wine. But for the time being, she says with a laughter mixed with a sigh, the only place she goes is to film her drama. “I like right now exactly how it is since I can just concentrate on work. ‘Ah! So this is how it feels to be 100% absorbed in work’ – I finally feel that the right way. So, I am giving dating a break (laughs). Dating, well, it’s not because I haven’t experienced it and I always have. When falling in love, it’s a problem when a man has a style that really looks after my character. A lot my things are then missed, of course. Come to think of it, even though you could be 100% absorbed in work, it seems you’re only 80% absorbed in it. Of course it’s because to a certain degree, you have thoughts of him in your head. So, for now, I am giving love a break. But if one day fate suddenly finds me then, well, I suppose there’s nothing I can do (laughs).” ‘If fate comes, it’s one of those things that can’t be stopped.’ From an early age, she became accustomed to living by the words of going with the flow of water. As she says in her own words, “Since I didn’t originally have any dreams [aspirations], the work I’m doing now is my only dream;” and with these words, it was only she who stood in front of the camera today.
EDITOR Choi Soon Young
PHOTO Hong Jang Hyun
DESIGN Oh Joo Hee
Source: Elle Magazine, January 2013 Edition
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Merry Christmas to everyone visiting the site! Have a great time with your families and loved ones, enjoy delicious food and the time together. Hope your Christmas is peaceful and calm.
Evergreen boughs that fill our homes
With fragrant Christmas scents,
Hearts filled with the loving glow
That Christmas represents;
Christmas cookies, turkeys stuffed,
Festive holly berry,
Little faces bright with joy,
Loved ones being merry;
Parties, songs, beribboned gifts,
Silver bells that tinkle,
Christmas trees and ornaments,
Colorful lights that twinkle;
Relatives waiting with open arms
To smile and hug and kiss us;
These are some of the special joys
That come along with Christmas.
By: Joanna Fuchs
Actress Song Hye Kyo, heroine of the SBS drama That Winter, The Wind Blows, will not be attending the SBS Acting Daesang Awards.
A representative from Song Hye Kyo’s agency, UAA, conveyed to My Daily on the afternoon of December 24th: “Song Hye Kyo is expected to be absent from the 2013 SBS Acting Daesang Awards. She has a big heart to personally attend, but it looks to be difficult as her filming schedule for The Crossing in Taiwan will be tight until next year.”
The representative also said, “For even Song Hye Kyo personally, That Winter is just as precious to her, and whether she left with an award or not, she certainly wished to grace [the event]. However, the final phase of filming is under rushed circumstances, so it is difficult to coordinate the schedule; we are asking for consent from SBS.”
On the other hand, actor Jo In Sung, who starred opposite Song Hye Kyo in That Winter, The Wind Blows, is predicted to attend the awards ceremony. A representative from Jo In Sung’s agency spoke with My Daily on December 24th, stating, “Jo In Sung-sshi is in discussion to attend the SBS Acting Daesang Awards.”
Meanwhile, the 2013 SBS Acting Daesang Awards will air on December 31st.
Source: My Daily
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Actress Kim Yoo Jung chose Song Hye Kyo as her role model.
Kim Yoo Jung appeared on the December 23rd broadcast of SBS Power FM Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School, and showed off her gift of talking.
On this day, DJ Kim Chang Ryul asked Kim Yoo Jung of her current situation, in which she replied: “I finished filming the drama Golden Rainbow and studied for my exam. I participated in the festival and also danced; I’ve been having a good time with school life.”
Afterwards Kim Yoo Jung asked, “Did you do well on the exam?” She answered, “Because of filming, I missed a lot of school and couldn’t study a lot for the exam. Even so, I am satisfied.”
Kim Chang Ryul also asked, “You have portrayed the child role of many actresses, but which unnie do you feel you most resemble?” Kim Yoo Jung then answered, “In the movie HwangJini, I played the child role of Song Hye Kyo unnie’s character. I want to be like her.”
From the afternoon of December 23rd through December 24th, netizens showed high interest of Kim Yoo Jung’s mention of her role model. They were delighted as they made such comments as: “I hope Kim Yoo Jung has the same growth as Song Hye Kyo,” “So Kim Yoo Jung’s role model is Song Hye Kyo. They match well,” and “They are both beautiful.”
Today, December 22, 2013, marks Songhyegyo.net’s 8th birthday! Yes, you read that right, 8 years!! I really can’t believe we made it this far, just 2 years shy of the 10 year mark. As I sit here and reflect, I must say those 8 years has been a journey. And although the site doesn’t have any major achievements or highlights or even acknowledged by Hye Kyo herself or her team, I have to say working on it has been pure pleasure to me and I am incredibly proud of it.
My goal from the beginning was to strive to bring you an extensive and frequently updated site on Hye Kyo that will run for many years to come. Although that is still my mission today, I admit the direction has changed somewhat. Now I am not able to update as often or dedicate as much time like when the site first started, but the site is still standing and alive!
Today I would like to send out my sincere thanks to all of the visitors for your support, kind words, and contributions. Most importantly, thank you so much for embracing the site and for being such awesome people!
To celebrate the site’s 8th birthday, I will be giving away another copy of Hye Kyo’s book…details will be posted soon!