K-actress Song Hye Kyo has always exuded this grounded vibe even as she’s soared to the top of K-ent actresses of her generation in the twenty-plus years she’s been acting. Perhaps that’s why her character in Encounter (Boyfriend) felt like a morphed version of herself – thoughtful and capable, but also immensely sad, lonely, and constrained. It’s the most fleshed out character I’ve seen her play, so well-written as character development in the drama took a front driver’s seat to actual plot movement. It’s an actor/actress type of dream role, to let the performance propel the story and Song Hye Kyo definitely knocked it out of the park for me. It may not seem flashy but it’s what makes it hard, to play someone restrained and rather boring and make me interested in her life. She’s shed the character now and what better way to remind us she’s really a super glamorous star in real life with a set of new CF stills with plenty of long hair sexy and va-va-voom shoulders.