Dramma The Glory (Glory in Hatred) aired on December 30 and quickly received a rain of compliments from the audience as well as experts.
The film with the female lead Song Hye Kyo “sweeped” social networking platforms in the transitional days of 2022 and 2023. By the morning of January 3, screenwriter Kim Eun Sook’s new film ranked 5th in the list. list of hot TV shows on global Netflix.
In addition to the achievement of reaching the Top of the movie with an impressive viewership rating on the Netflix platform, the new TV project also brought the female lead – Song Hye Kyo with showers of compliments. In this re-export, the Korean beauty clearly expressed her desire to “makeover” comprehensively.
No longer the luxurious and sweet image in previous works, Song Hye Kyo became gloomy and lonely when transforming into the character Moon Dong Eun in the movie. The Glory. Through 8 episodes, the 41-year-old star subtly expresses the physical and mental pain of an adult character in the tragedy of being brutally abused by school violence.
In the segments Moon Dong Eun reminisces about the traumatic past, the star born in 1981 skillfully conveys the character’s emotions through eyes of resentment and despair. In the scenes confronting the enemy, Song Hye Kyo’s Moon Dong Eun showed strength and determination.
Sharing with the media, Song Hye Kyo said that the role of Moon Dong Eun is the type of character she always aspires to play. However, the process for her to transform into Moon Dong Eun was not easy.
Beauty 8X admits, in order to fully convey the character, she accepts a lot of sacrifices. Song Hye Kyo and Lim Ji Yeon (the villain Park Yeon Jin) also suffered many “injuries” after intense conflict scenes in the drama. The Glory. Particularly in the slapping segment, the faces of the two beauties were swollen. Song Hye Kyo revealed, this is the first time she has been slapped like that even though she has been in the profession for a long time.
“When I was slapped, my head went blank and I couldn’t remember the next line. When the director shouted cut, I looked in the mirror and saw that my cheeks were imprinted with handprints so I couldn’t continue filming the next scene. However, I and Lim Ji Yeon also couldn’t stop filming. We both applied ice, calmed down, and then shot the next scene, “song Hye Kyo recounted.
The audience was also impressed by Song Hye Kyo’s face without makeup and coldness or haunting smile during 8 episodes. Especially in the movie The Glory, the actress also had a scene where she took off her clothes. The fact that the 41-year-old beauty herself performed this daring segment on the screen showed her determination to change her image.
The scene made a strong impression on the audience The Glory. Song Hye Kyo received a lot of positive feedback when performing the dark and haunting segment in front of the camera. However, she also encountered rude comments about her appearance.
The actress, born in 1981, said, “I thought, I shouldn’t look pretty in that scene. After taking on the role of Dong Eun, I didn’t think my character would be pretty. She was so focused on revenge that she didn’t have any. time or energy to take care of her appearance. She doesn’t care about looks too much and I don’t care about looks when making this movie.”
Writer Kim Eun Sook also highly appreciated the actress’s efforts. Initially, the scriptwriter was concerned about Song Hye Kyo being uncomfortable when she had to take off her clothes. She asked Song Hye Kyo’s opinion and the actress said that she needed 2 months to prepare for this scene.
Script writer The Glory shared, “When we suggested this role to Song Hye Kyo, I told her, I really need the scene but she might not be comfortable. So I asked her opinion. Song Hye Kyo agreed and asked me for two months to lose more weight.”
“Song Hye Kyo wanted to look gaunt and small instead of being pretty in that scene and she did. I’m really grateful for her efforts and also feel sad. So , I was in tears when I watched the finished scene,” added the writer.
The Glory marks the second collaboration between Song Hye Kyo and screenwriter Kim Eun Sook. Before that, they used to create a famous Korean TV series – Descendants of the Sun.
With positive feedback for her new role, Song Hye Kyo expressed, “I feel a bit bad and wonder what I’ve done to get compliments until now. I realized that I didn’t give it to me. The audience has seen this side of me up until now. I also understand that I need to work harder.”
Part two of The Glory slated to air next March. The next season still gathers director Ahn Gil Ho, screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and Korean stars, including Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Lim Ji Yeon, Yum Hye Ran, Jung Ji So, Jung Sung Il…