Despite her popularity, Song Hye Kyo’s on-screen performance still sparks controversy, especially when compared to her ex-husband Song Joong Ki in this particular aspect.
When it comes to Song Hye Kyo, the audience often think of a gorgeous and talented actress. Not only being well-known for her graceful visuals, but Song Hye Kyo also became an A-list star thanks to her captivating performances in famous dramas. The success of TV series starring Song Hye Kyo as the female lead has helped her earn a solid position in Korea’s entertainment industry.
However, despite being a top actress, Song Hye Kyo has a noticeable weakness that causes her to face criticism from the viewers. Recently, Song Hye Kyo has received much attention for her comeback to the small screen after 3 years.
Expectations were raised for Song Hye Kyo’s new drama to become a hit like “Descendants of the Sun” or “Autumn in My Heart”. However, the first 2 episodes of “Now, We Are Breaking Up” only achieved an average nationwide rating of 7.2%. Although this is not a poor rating, compared to the expectations of the producers, it is considered quite low.
Many netizens even think that Song Hye Kyo is the “black hole” of her new drama. Apart from being criticized for her monotonous acting, Song Hye Kyo also received negative reviews for her stiff performance. It seems that after a three-year hiatus, Song Hye Kyo is no longer in the same form as before.
In particular, one detail that makes Song Joong Ki’s ex-wife badly criticized is her foreign language ability. In a scene where Song Hye Kyo’s character talks to the male lead in French, viewers noticed that her accent and pronunciations were awkward and wrong.
This is not the first time that Song Hye Kyo has revealed her weakness in foreign language skills. Previously, in the drama “Descendants of the Sun“, Song Hye Kyo also spoke English quite badly, which surprised viewers.
Compared to Song Joong Ki, this is the weakness that makes Song Hye Kyo inferior to her ex-husband. Song Joong Ki studied Spanish for “Space Sweeper” and spoke a lot of Spanish in “Bogotá”. In “Vincenzo”, the actor persevered in learning Italian to complete his role successfully. Song Joong Ki has never received criticism for his language ability, and he even gave himself 9.7 satisfaction points.