Song Joong Ki’s new JTBC drama Reborn Rich is the talk of the town right now – both negatively and positively. Despite the praise Song Hye Kyo’s former husband receives, some question his appearance on the show, saying he appears to use face filters excessively to look young.
Song Joong Ki has two roles in Reborn Rich. The first is Yoon Hyun Woo, a loyal servant of the chaebol family who died after being wrongly accused of embezzlement, and the second is Jin Do Joon, the youngest son of said family after he was reincarnated.
Kim Kang Hoon, who was also praised for his perfect portrayal of young Song Joong Ki, plays the teenage version of Jin Do Joon. After him, the Descendants of the Sun star takes on the role of said character in his early 20s.
The K-Drama actor is now 37 years old and many seem to notice that in the third episode he uses face filters to blend into his character and that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Some even say it breaks their immersion in the drama as he is said to look quite disturbing.
However, some come to the Arthdal Chronicles star’s aid by saying the filter is only used for one flashback scene.
It’s not the first time Song Joong Ki has been accused of excessive use of face filters. Some claimed he also used face filters in his last tvN drama Vincenzo.
Meanwhile, despite the negative news, Song Joong Ki is getting heaps of praise for his leadership skills and kindness on the set of Reborn Rich overseas.
JTBC released a behind-the-scenes video for the series to give fans a glimpse of the initial filming in Turkey. It started with the Korean heartthrob greeting the foreign actors who would be filming their scenes with him that day.
After filming the chase scene, they all gathered in front of the camera screen to check their performances. Song Joong Ki then made some suggestions to make the sequence more realistic.
After doing what he told them to do, the director and the other staff couldn’t help but applaud and praise their lead actor for his brilliant idea. He encouraged everyone and even smiled and hugged them when filming was over, creating a friendly atmosphere on set.
Witness Song Joong Ki’s incredible acting skills as new episodes of Reborn Rich air every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.