South Korean actor Song Joong-ki, star of hit K-dramas “Reborn Rich” and “Vincenzo,” has revealed the challenges he faced breaking into international markets.
Exploring new horizons: In an interview with The Korea Herald in September, the 38-year-old actor expressed his eagerness to take on international projects, disclosing that he has been participating in auditions with the help of his wife, British actress Katy Louise Saunders.
“Many people think that I’ve become interested in doing overseas projects after marrying my wife, but I’ve been going to global auditions for many years to try more genres in different cultures and systems. But of course, my wife gives me a lot of support in many ways because she still has friends in the UK and Hollywood, arranging meetings and auditions for me. But sadly, I failed all of those auditions.”
Song’s dedication: Song’s commitment to exploring uncharted territories in his career led him to accept a supporting role in the recently released Korean noir film “Hopeless.” While he took the role without compensation out of fear his appearance would commercialize its original charm, he shared on the latest episode of Lee Dong-jin’s YouTube series that he won’t be repeating the gesture.