Filming has quietly begun on upcoming KBS drama Descendants of the Sun, with the two leads Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki spotted filming in Seoul this week. The drama will be almost entirely set overseas, but the filming location will be a bit in Seoul (standing in for overseas) with mostly a location shoot that hasn’t yet been revealed to the public. The start of filming means the cast will be tied up until October as the entire production will be pre-filmed due to the high cost as well as to have a completed drama to submit to China’s SARFT for approval so that it can live air in China at the same time as it airs in Korea.
Song Hye Kyo was not my first choice for the leading lady but I’m slowly coming around to imagining her with Song Joong Ki. It certainly helps increase my excitement after seeing her latest photo spread for Elle Korea that dropped last week. She was shot in Paris modeling various fall couture outfits, a truly elegant and sophisticated pictorial that captures her doll-like beauty while correctly showcasing the city and the gorgeous threads. I can stare at some of the shots for days, it’s so evocative with so many details from her pose to expression to framing that tickles my artistic fancy.