Know More about Actor Song Won-geun
Song Won-geun is a South Korean actor and singer who was born in Seoul, December 17th, 1982. Song Won-geun made his debut in the entertainment world in 2000 as a member of the hip-hop boy band OPPA, singing in the group’s second album Reincarnation.
He then launched his career as a solo artist under the stage name RUN, releasing one album and two singles from 2008 to 2009. Song Won-geun also began acting in 2010 and has since starred in several stage musicals and television dramas, notably Thrill Me and Princess Aurora.
Song Won-geun’s Profile
|Name||Song Won-geun (송원근)|
|Date and Place of Birth||December 17th, 1982
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||Singer, actor, musical actor|
|Agency||J & Enterprise|
Song Won-geun’s Notable Roles
In the MBC drama Princess Aurora broadcast on December 3rd, 2013, Natasha, who was played by Song Won-geun told ex-lover Park Sa-gong (played by Kim Jungdo) and his wife No Da-ji (played by Baek Ok-dam), as well as younger sibling Park Ji-young (played by Jung Joo-yeon) how he started to like the opposite sex.
Earlier, Park Ji-young had heard through Park Sa-gong that Natasha, who was gay started liking women and when she ran into Natasha for the first time in a while, she asked how he started liking women.
Natasha started saying that he went into the temple after separating with Park Sa-gong, “The head monk heard my story and said to bow. This wasn’t 108 times but 1000 times a day. Interestingly enough, after 1000 bows, I didn’t see men the same way and after 100,000, women started looking even prettier,” shocking people with his confession.
Interestingly, Natasha said in front of people, “It’s like a lie. I now think that I’m a real man. I don’t have a woman so I don’t know where this confidence comes from but I feel like once I make up my mind, they’ll just all fall for me,” as he foreshadowed that he’ll be a man of “Mysterious charisma.”
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
Song Won-geun becomes a cameo in the drama. His fans notice his appearance even-though he has very little on-screen time. He played a role as himself as a musical actor.
When it comes to musicals, viewers often expect to be overwhelmed by a flashy stage production, extravagant costumes, and heavy makeup. But with just a single piano, the setup of the spine-chilling musical Thrill Me is stark. It is, in that sense, more reminiscent of a play.
The small theatrical musical is based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who killed a young boy in Chicago, in 1924, in order to commit the perfect crime and fulfill each other’s ambitions.
The musical, with the script, lyrics, and music by Stephen Dolginoff, premiered off-Broadway in 2005, while the Korean version of the show was first staged in 2007. Although lacking showy flourishes, Thrill Me, pulls the audience into the story completely, aided by the lyrics and melody of the score and the emotions of the two actors.
The story is told in flashbacks from Nathan’s point of view, moving between a parole hearing in 1958 to the day of the murder in 1924. For this year’s Korean production, which kicked off at the Uniplex Theater in Daehangno, central Seoul, earlier this month, each of the leading roles is played by three different actors.
Nathan, a character who is highly obsessed with Richard, is played alternately by actors Jung Wook-jin, Shin Sung-min, and Jung Dong-hwa. As for Richard, Lim Byung-keun, Song Won-geun, and Enoch, each play the role.
At a press conference held on August 14th, at the Uniplex Theater, director Park Ji-hye and the cast talked about the show.
“Many well-known actors have starred in the musical, and I was one of those people who wanted to take part in the show,” said Enoch.
“But I don’t think I could have pulled it off if I were younger. The character is very difficult to play – much more difficult than any other roles I have played in the past.”
Song Won-geun, who played Richard in last year’s show, is taking on the role once again.
When asked about the biggest difference between Richard last year and this year, he joked, “Richard is a year older than last year.”
He added that he tried to play Richard flawlessly this time. Fans can expect to see a more relaxed version of the character this year, he said.