Song Hye Kyo, Who's Starring In Her First TV Drama In 2 Years, Criticised By Korean Media For Always Playing The "Same Role"
The actress can now be seen in her small screen comeback Now We Are Breaking Up.
Korean actress Song Hye Kyo made her much-anticipated return to the small screen last week with SBS drama Now We Are Breaking Up.
The drama marks the 40-year-old’s first TV drama in two years, and is also the first project Hye Kyo worked on after her divorce from Song Joong Ki, 36, in 2019.
In Now We Are Breaking Up, Hye Kyo plays the leader of a design team in a fashion company. The drama also stars Korean actor Jang Ki Yong, 29, who plays a renowned photographer.
According to reports, the first episode, which featured a much talked-about one-night stand between Hye Kyo and Ki Yong’s characters, had the highest viewership rating of all Friday-Saturday dramas that aired over those two days.
However, despite the high ratings, Hye Kyo has gotten quite a bit of flak from Korean media, who feel that the actress has "stagnated" and is always “playing the same role”.
Just like Hye Kyo’s last drama Encounter, Now We Are Breaking Up is classified as a melodrama, which shouldn't be that surprising since the Descendants of The Sun and That Winter, The Wind Blows star is known as the "Queen Of Melodramas".