This is the time of the month when the fashion mags release their teaser photos for the next month’s issues, which is why we’ve got a couple of them released at the same time. This one features Song Joong-ki, whose “pretty boy” concept goes literal (the term for pretty boy is directly translated “flower boy”) in the Elle fashion spread for the magazine’s June issue.
He’s known for his personable image and pretty features, and joked that upon seeing the photo concept, “You could call me ‘unni-like.’” In the accompanying interview, Song showed a hint of some of his acting ambition, saying, “When I choose a project, rather than just thinking of a role I could handle, I’m drawn more to characters that make me wonder if I can pull them off well.”
After wrapping up his drama OB-GYN, Song put out a men’s health and beauty book, Beautiful Skin Project, which topped the bestseller list within a month of publication. Next, he will prepare for the upcoming drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which stars Micky Yoochun and is rumored to be considered casting Seo Hyo-rim as his love interest (which I would LOVE, because I find her a vivacious and endearing actress). The “youth sageuk” features four young men in the Joseon era and is already incurring “F4″ comparisons. Sungkyunkwan Scandal is scheduled for a September premiere on KBS.
Meanwhile, Song Joong-ki also has a movie coming out, Heart Is 2 (posters below), and recently participated in an animal rights campaign. The movie will release later this summer.