Song Joong Ki on Cannes and Being a Soon Father: ‘A Lot of Good Things Are Happening This Year’

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Song Joong Ki talked about life, career, and being a soon father in an interview at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival Tuesday, May 23.

Song Joong Ki's new Korean movie Hopeless is featured at France's prestigious film festival. With this new feat and the news of his marriage and his wife, Katy Louise Saunders' pregnancy, Song Hye Kyo's ex-husband can't help but be happy and thankful.

Song Joong Ki's Looking Forward to the Birth of First Baby

As reported by AllKpop, the 37-year-old shared that a "lot of good things" are happening this year.

"I'm really excited about Cannes, but right now, I'm focused on the baby being born," he said.

That said, he wanted to finish his schedule in Cannes as soon as possible to be by his wife's side.

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Song Joong Ki surprisingly announced his marriage to Saunders and the latter's pregnancy in January.

Song Joong Ki Happy and Thankful for Cannes

In the interview's continuation, the South Korean actor admitted he was "really happy" and "really thankful" for Cannes.

"I'm maintaining a positive mindset and believing I should live with gratitude," he revealed. "I've been privileged with some extraordinary news in my life recently, and now, here I am in Cannes."

With a number of good news coming his way, the Reborn Rich star feels like a "wave of wonderful things is washing over me all at once."

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"I'm consciously trying to stay grounded, embracing the excitement without letting it overwhelm me," he added.

Song Joong Ki's new movie, Hopeless, follows the story of his character Chi Geon, a mid-ranking figure in an organization.

He will form a bond with Yeon Gyu (Xa Bin Hong), with whom she shares a lot of similarities.

"Dangerous people who make risky choices to escape from their hellish realities," the film's plotline reads via IMDb.

Song Joong Ki, Katy Louise Saunders' Love Story

The Korean website Dispatch, known for exposing idols' secret dating lives, revealed Song Joong Ki and Saunders met when the actor filmed Vincenzo in Italy.

The British actress, who grew up in Italy, was allegedly the Descendants of the Sun star's Italian teacher for the series.

However, this claim was later dismissed, and fans started to see the connection between the two when Song Joong Ki thanked Saunders and her two dogs, Maya and Antes, in his acceptance speech when he won the Grand Prize at the 2022 APAN Star Awards for his role in Vincenzo.

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She then accompanied him at a media conference in Singapore for the TV series Reborn Rich and returned to South Korea together. They also attended Im Sung Jae's wedding in Seoul.

Later, his agency, HighZium Studio, confirmed their relationship, and Song Joong Ki announced their marriage and pregnancy.

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