Song Hye Kyo Redefines Her Artistic Horizon After ‘The Glory’

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Song Hye Kyo is no stranger to the limelight, but the actress has something even more scintillating in the pipeline.

Fresh off her trophy win for The Glory at the 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards, she’s got a lot to say about her acting career. Netflix’s The Glory swept both local and international audiences off their feet, nabbing the top spot globally for both of its parts. Song played Moon Dong Eun, a victim of school bullying who concocts a meticulous and gut-wrenching revenge plot.

In an interview with Sports Chosun, Song shared her transformative journey since The Glory. “Acting has always been rewarding yet challenging. At one point, I found myself stuck in a rut—playing similar roles felt stale. It made me think, if I’m bored with myself, how can the audience be any different?” she said. “The Glory was a game-changer. It altered my acting scope, including my expressions and dialogue tone, and rekindled my passion for acting. Now I’m getting more diverse offers.”

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After The Glory‘s success, her next project has been at the center of attention. “There’s a laundry list of genres I haven’t dabbled in. I want to explore horror, perfect thrillers, and even play villains. I also have the itch to delve into romantic comedies, a genre I last touched in Full House back in 2004,” she shared. “I recently enjoyed watching The Good Bad Mother and Doctor Cha. When Uhm Jung Hwa cried, I cried with her. Under the Queen’s Umbrella was also a great watch. I can’t help but feel antsy—I’m eager to get back on set,” she exclaimed, her eyes lighting up.

Initially slated to star alongside Han So Hee and director Shim Na Yeon in Price of Confession, the project fizzled out. “It’s a bummer, as Han So Hee is such a delightful friend and the synergy would have been remarkable. We both agreed to collaborate someday. With the rising wave of female-centric stories, I’m optimistic about future opportunities,” Song reflected.

Celebrating her 27th year in the industry, the perpetual A-list actress doesn’t dwell on numbers. “I don’t live by the digits, but when someone points it out, it’s like, ‘Wow, it’s been a while.’ While the exterior may change, the core remains. I’ve matured as a woman and as a human being, and that’s about it. I’m still navigating the ups and downs, but these fluctuations make life worthwhile,” she concluded.

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