“My English Isn’t That Good”: Song Joong Ki Opens Up About His Unique Parenting Challenge

Song’s role as a father hasn’t come without its obstacles.

Renowned South Korean actor Song Joong Ki, fresh from his latest movie release Hopeless at Cannes, recently opened up about his personal life, the joy of being a new father, and the challenges that parenthood brings, especially in the glamorous world of acting.

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While the Cannes Film Festival was a significant professional milestone for Song, his personal life was equally, if not more, in focus. His wife, close to her due date during the festival, decided to steer clear of the limelight. Given the intense nature of some scenes in Hopeless, Song felt that watching the film might be challenging for her.

The couple recently welcomed their bundle of joy, and Song Joong Ki admitted one specific challenge they have faced as new parents.

She hasn’t watched the film yet. With a newly born baby, it’s really hard for a couple to sit down and finish a whole movie.

— Song Joong Ki

Picture of Song’s baby, shared by him on his fancafe.

While the excitement of being a new parent was evident in his words, Song also highlighted the inherent challenges. The linguistic barrier in his multicultural household is one.

I cannot believe that I have become a father… I talk to him in Korean, you know, my English isn’t that good.

— Song Joong Ki

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Song’s candid discussion about fatherhood shines a spotlight on the delicate balance many celebrities grapple with. His narrative underscores that while the glitz and glamour of movie premieres and award ceremonies may define an actor’s life, it’s these personal moments, the joys of first-time parenthood, and the challenges of communication in a multicultural home, that enrich and ground them.

My wife and I have talked about it, too. We’ll figure out how the three of us will communicate.

— Song Joong Ki

The actor’s journey into this new phase of life — balancing the demanding commitments of the film industry with the joys and challenges of fatherhood — offers fans a glimpse behind the screen.

As Song Joong Ki steps into this exciting chapter, it’s evident that while his roles on screen captivate audiences worldwide, his off-screen role as a doting father will be just as compelling and heartwarming to witness.

Source: Korea Herald