Song Joong Ki opened up about his humbling experience shooting his new movie “Battleship Island.”
In a press interview for “Battleship Island” on June 15, Song Joong Ki confessed, “I did not know a lot about Battleship Island as a historical landmark. I thought to myself, how little would the children today know about its history if I don’t even know about it.”
He went on to explain, “‘Battleship Island’ is a commercial film, so the priority is to create an outstanding production, but I studied a lot about history during the shooting too.” He added, “I immersed myself fully in the tension and pressure of the film while shooting it.”
When asked if he originally wanted to return to a big screen with a sole lead protagonist role, instead of his character in “Battleship Island,” Song Joon Ki answered, “I was happy to work with director Ryu Seung Wan, whom I respect. I didn’t think of things like, ‘If I film this production, then I’ll be the sole lead.'” The actor went on to explain that he really wanted to return to movies right after he was discharged from the army, but things didn’t work out as planned. “So, ‘Battleship Island’ means a lot to me personally,” he revealed.
“Battleship Island” is about Koreans who were forcefully drafted to Japan’s Battleship Island, also known as Hashima Island or Gunkanjima, during the Japanese occupation of Korea.
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