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Stars of South Korean hit TV show ‘Descendants of the Sun’ marry in real life

The drama enjoyed huge popularity across Asia, garnering billions of views on Chinese video-streaming sites and winning a thumbs-up from Thailand’s junta chief.

entertainment Updated: Oct 31, 2017 16:39 IST
Agence France-Presse
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Agence France-Presse, Seoul
Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding at a hotel in Seoul on October 31.
Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding at a hotel in Seoul on October 31.(AFP Photo)
         

Two South Korean stars who played lovers in a TV drama that took Asia by storm last year tied the knot in real life on Tuesday in a highly-anticipated wedding.

Actress Song Hye-Kyo, 35, and actor Song Joong-Ki, 32, who played the two leads in the military romance “Descendants of the Sun”, married in a star-studded ceremony in Seoul.

The drama tells the story of an army captain sent on a peacekeeping mission to a fictional war-torn country, Uruk, where he meets and falls in love with a surgeon working with a medical NGO.

It enjoyed huge popularity at home and across Asia, garnering billions of views on Chinese video-streaming sites and winning a thumbs-up from Thailand’s junta chief, who praised the main characters’ sense of duty.

The 16-episode series was hailed as reviving the so-called “Hallyu”, or Korean Wave, of K-pop and K-dramas that spread across Asia and beyond since the early 2000s.

The show also spawned a mini-industry, with Chinese fans snapping up cosmetics, clothes and fashion accessories favoured by the series’ stars and sold on online shopping sites.

Tuesday’s closed-door event featured a Who’s Who of the South Korean television industry as well as Zhang Ziyi, the award-winning Chinese actress who starred in the 2000 film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

First Published: Oct 31, 2017 16:24 IST