When Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS) first dropped in 2016, it became an instant hit because of its exciting plot and the incredible chemistry between its lead actors. The KBS drama follows the story of special force Captain Yoo Si Jin and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon as they try to work out their relationship in the midst of a war. The show enjoyed immense popularity that several adaptations of it have been picked up by China, Vietnam, and even the Philippines (starring Jennylyn Mercado and Dingdong Dantes)!
It has been five years since the popular K-drama “Descendants of the Sun” starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo made millions of fans laugh and cry at the same time with their antics and sweet moments.
With this, the top rating KBS series showcased undeniable chemistry between the lead stars as they play the role of Captain Yoo Si Jin and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon.
Interestingly, the rom-com drama also became the start of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s off-screen romance as they, later on, became South Korea’s most sought-after celebrity couple.
𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟, 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑜𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 “𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛” 𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 2016.
𝐹𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑒𝑑𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑜𝑛𝑔-𝑆𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 2017, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑐𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑑𝑢𝑒 𝑡𝑜 “𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠.”
𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐾-𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎 “𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛” 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑.
𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑢𝑝 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤, ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑎 𝑟𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠.
Song Hye Kyo
𝐿𝑒𝑡’𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦𝑢 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑒𝑛, 𝑆𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝑦𝑒 𝐾𝑦𝑜.
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑔𝑎-ℎ𝑖𝑡 𝐾-𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙’𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑐 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑜𝑛, 𝐾𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑜 𝑌𝑒𝑜𝑛.
𝐴𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 “𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛,” 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎 “𝐸𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟” 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝐵𝑜 𝐺𝑢𝑚, 𝑤ℎ𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑆𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝑦𝑒 𝐾𝑦𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐽𝑜𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑖’𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑.
𝐴𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑣𝑁 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 39-𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟-𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑢𝑝𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 “𝑁𝑜𝑤, 𝑊𝑒 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝐵𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑈𝑝” 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝐾𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑏 𝐽𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑖 𝑌𝑜𝑛𝑔.
𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦𝑢 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑟𝑢𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝐾-𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎 “𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑦” 𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 “𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛” 𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝐾𝑖𝑚 𝐸𝑢𝑛 𝑆𝑜𝑜𝑘.
Song Joong Ki
“Descendants of the Sun” star Song Joong Ki is set to appear with several projects this 2021.
After the blockbuster KBS series, where he played the role of the Alpha Team captain, Yoo Shi Jin, the 35-year-old actor, starred in various top rating dramas, including “Arthdal Chronicles” and followed by another megahit drama “Vincenzo.”
Now, he is set to lead the much-anticipated movie “Bogota” as well as the K-drama “The Youngest Son of a Chaebol” with “Hospital Playlist” actress Shin Hyun Bin, and probably the second season for “Arthdal Chronicles.”
There’s no denying that Jin Goo’s appearance in “Descendants Of The Sun” is his claim to fame as he played the role of Master Sergeant Seo Dae Yeong.
He even took home Best Supporting Actor at the fifth APAN Star Awards.
After his breakthrough performance, the South Korean star landed on several remarkable dramas and series – this includes “Night Light,” “Untouchable,” and his latest drama “Legal High” in 2019.
As for movies, he recently appeared in “You’re So Precious to Me” together with child star Jung Seo Yeon.
Kim Ji Won
Just like Jin Goo, his on-screen partner Kim Ji Won, who portrays military doctor Yoon Myeong Joo, starred in several notable dramas, thanks to her breakthrough role in “Descendants of the Sun.”
A year after the top-rating series, Kim Ji Won, led the rom-com K-drama “Fight for My Way” opposite Park Seo Joon. In 2020, she starred opposite Ji Chang Wook in “Lovestruck in the City.”
She was also reunited with her “Descendants of the Sun” co-star Song Joong Ki in “Arthdal Chronicles” and is set to reprise her role in the upcoming “Arthdal Chronicles 2.”