BY Adrienne Stanley | Sep 18, 2015 11:22 AM EDT
Song Joong Ki is ruggedly handsome in his pictorial for the October issue of ELLE Korea. In his first editorial since his release from the military.
In his upcoming interview, the Hallyu star weighs on his time spent in the military and his role in the action drama, "Descendants of the Sun." The popular actor also discusses his recent trip to Thailand, where he enjoyed leisure time with Jo In Sung and Lee Kwang Soo.
Song addressed the common fears that loved ones and audiences have for enlisted men when discussing his time spent in the military. "I didn't catch a cold once and got on okay," said Song.
He attributed his ability to thrive in the military to advice that he received from his friend, actor Son Hyun Joo. With these words, the star of "A Werewolf Boy" was overcome his fears and approach military life with from a positive perspective.
Song discussed his recent trip with real-life pals, Lee Kwang Soo and Jo In Sung. Their journey to Thailand, which included a guest appearance on "Running Man.
"I really feel like I was able to hang out somewhere, received good energy and played," said Song, when speaking about his trip.
The introductory article opened with the star weighing in on his first K-Drama role since departing from the military. He admitted that he selected "Descendants of the Sun" because of the story, which is a creation of "The Heirs" screenwriter, Kim Eun Sook.
Song expressed his enthusiasm at the opportunity to act with Song Hye Kyo, an actress who gained acclaim for her roles in melodramas like "Autumn in My Heart" and "That Winter, The Wind Blows."
The October 2015 ELLE Korea feature includes behind-the-scenes footage and additional photos which transition into cold-weather style.
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