Song Joong Ki is, without a doubt, one of the most sought-after K-drama actors of his generation. So, it comes as no surprise that the former husband of Song Hye Kyo easily lands on roles despite the tough competition in the entertainment industry today.
A few weeks ago, Song Joong Ki was confirmed to host the opening ceremony of the 2021 Busan International Film Festival, alongside Park So Dam. The 26th edition of Asia's leading gala is being held in Busan, South Korea, and would run through until October 15.
So, what happened to Song Joong Ki during the opening ceremony? Keep on reading to know more.
Song Joong Ki Graces 2021 Busan International Film Festival Red Carpet With Han So Hee, Kim Yong Ji, Ahn Bo Hyun And More
As expected, Descendants of the Sun actor Song Joong Ki and Parasite actress Park So Dam hosted the opening ceremony of the 26th Busan International Film Festival. The ex-beau of Song Hye Kyo also appeared on the red carpet together with other popular K-drama stars such as Nevertheless actress Han So Hee, My Name star Ahn Bo Hyun, and Kim Yong Ji among others.
Song Joong Ki appeared stunning in his black suit and tie. The Arthdal Chronicles lead star completed his look with a pair of black shoes and sported some bangs as he smiled at the cameras. My Name stars Han So Hee and Ahn Bo Hyun also opted to wear all-black ensembles during the first day.
Other personalities sighted on the first day of the 10-day event include Go Minsi, Park So Dam, Sim Eun Woo, Kwon So Hyun, Tang Jun Sang, Choi Hee Seo, Park So Yi, and Lee Joo Young. Many celebrities are expected to show up in the coming days due to the fact that the Busan International Film Festival selected more than 220 films from 70 countries.
Among the highlights of this year's ceremony is the 2021 Busan International Film Festival "Special Talk" with Japanese director Hamaguchi Ryusuke. The above-mentioned event is set to happen on Thursday, October 7 from 5 p.m. KST.
Song Joong Ki And Lee Hee Joon Finish Filming Upcoming Thriller Movie Called Bogota
Meanwhile, Megabox Plus M announced Wednesday, October 6, that the filming for Bogota has finally been completed amid the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Song Joong Ki, Lee Hee Joon, and Kwon Hae Hyo are among the confirmed cast to appear in the imminent film.
Pinkvilla reported that the cameras started rolling for Bogota in January 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. However, Song Joong Ki and the other cast and crew were forced to halt their shooting in March 2021 due to the rise of COVID-19 cases at the time.
After months of hiatus, the production team found a way and resumed filming the Bogota movie in Korea in July 2021. Though things were quite difficult since protective precautions still need to be followed, Song Joong Ki and the rest of the team were still able to finish everything recently.
Asked about the completion of the Bogota movie, Song Joong Ki said:
"I think it will be a very special movie that will overcome many hurdles, and good results will pour out as much as the hurdles are overcome. Just as Guk Hee arrived in Colombia and grew up one step at a time, actor Song Joong Ki learned a lot while meeting Bogota. It was a time to learn and feel things."
Song Joong Ki's co-star, Lee Hee Joon, also shared his experiences while filming Bogota. He stated:
"All the actors, directors, and staff who worked with me worked very hard, I was also very grateful to the Colombian staff who worked with me on the show."
For starters, Bogota depicts South Koreans who immigrated to Colombia in the early 1990s. The character of Song Joong Ki, Guk Hee, arrived in Bogota without money at the age of 19. Though he was penniless and hopeless, he was able to rise from the ashes and became an entrepreneur later on.
No official release date for Bogota has been announced as of this writing. However, avid followers of Song Joong Ki predict that the forthcoming thriller movie will premiere in early 2022.
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