As "Arthdal Chronicles" nears its beginning, Song Joong-ki has been talking about his role as the drama's lead character. In "Arthdal Chronicles" Song Joong-ki plays Eun-seom, a young man living in the land of Arth during the time of heroes with a secret destiny.
Song Joong-ki still remembers when he was first told about the role. He described the atmosphere drawn for him as being that of a fun historical story. Or more specifically, that it reminded him of the Greek and Roman myths he enjoyed reading about as a child.
Song Joong-ki has also talked about how he liked the way the various characters in the script represent their own legends and stories, and was surprised at some of these critical distinctions. Song Joong-ki describes his own character as being the most developed, worrying about his true self, but ultimately never giving up.
Song Joong-ki also responded to how his character has been perceived from press information- as pure-hearted youth who also happens to be a warrior. Song Joong-ki insisted that "Arthdal Chronicles" will be an elaborate story involving a wide mix of negative emotions, as befits the rough and tumble time period. He described Arthdal as being a place where real people live, even if it may seem to be the pure and mysterious land of the ancestors.
Lastly, Song Joong-ki has emphasized the diversity of the era, and of how Arthdal will be a place of many languages, people, and cultures. He felt confident that "Arthdal Chronicles" would thus be a story of humanity itself. Viewers will find out themselves when "Arthdal Chronicles" begins on June 1st.
Written by William Schwartz
"Arthdal Chronicles" is directed by Kim Won-seok, written by Kim Yeong-hyeon, Park Sang-yeon, and features Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-bin, Kim Eui-sung, Jo Sung-ha. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/06/01~Upcoming, Sat, Sun on tvN.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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