Song Hye Kyo’s Best Acting Scene In “The Glory” As Chosen By Koreans
The Glory is widely touted as one of Song Hye Kyo‘s best works. She stepped out of her usual comfort zone to play her rawest role yet, impressing audiences worldwide. Koreans have been keeping their eye on her entire career since decades ago, and they have nothing but praise for her role as Moon Dong Eun. Here are some of the best scenes in The Glory, as chosen by Koreans.
1. The iconic “Bravo, Yeonjin-ah!”
Everyone has been parodying this short scene because it was impactful in season one. Found it in episode three; she recites, “Bravo! You’re so incredible, Yeon-jin! Ah! Whoo!”
오늘부터 모든 날이 흉흉할 거야
자극적이고 끔찍할 거야
막을 수도 없앨 수도 없을 거야
나는 너의 아주 오래된 소문이 될 거거든
“화이팅 박연진! 브라보! 멋지다 연진아!” pic.twitter.com/lNJ3DNRmxL
— 취향 (@loverflavor) January 6, 2023
2. Jae Jun doesn’t know
One of the rare scenes that Dong Eun gets a dig in at her former sexual harasser and tormentor, Jae Jun, it was highly cathartic.
-근데 재준아? 넌 모르잖아, 알록달록한 세상.
행복하게 살고 있어? < 여기 대사톤 극락임.. 그냥 끝을 올린 것도 아니고 올리다 중간쯤에서 멈추는 거 전혀 예상 밖이라 육성으로 감탄 했어.. 처음부터 마지막 컷까지 눈빛, 발성, 표정 그냥 도랏고.. 너무 짜릿하다 송혜교 아아.. pic.twitter.com/D3R8JxqciO
— 온리유 (@ONLYOU_77) January 1, 2023
By the way, Jae-jun… How would you even know what’s ‘colorful’ or not?
— Dong Eun
3. When she gave it back to Sa Ra
Dong Eun used Sa Ra’s family religion against her.
-큰일나, 사라야 이판사판은 원래 불교용어야
-어떡해? 너네 주님 개빡쳤어 너 지옥행이래
미친거아냐 문동은 대사가 너무 찰져…
그리고 송혜교가 대사를 너무 잘 살림 pic.twitter.com/igWcksLmih
— 도 (@Dxxo___) January 2, 2023
Don’t do that in here. Don’t use that language in a house of God. Just hang on. (Closes eyes) That’s not good. Your God is super pissed right now.
— Dong Eun
4. Stewardess Hye Jeong
Dong Eun schooled Hye Jeong, fake-threatening her with a burning piece of wood.
제가 뽑은 더글로리 송혜교 연기 1위 장면은요..
이런 걸 잘못이라고 하는 거야
— 모히 (@moraniyouu) January 1, 2023
This here is what you call ‘malice,’ Ms. Flight Attendant. When you’re trying to hurt someone and you know it. And you did that to me every day.
— Dong Eun
5. Confronting her mother
One of the most emotional scenes was actually when Dong Eun interacted with her mother. Her mother was her very first bully.
#더글로리2 12화.. 이 장면이 모든 걸 말해준다고 생각합니다 문동은이 엄마한테 날 찾을 수는 있어도, 여전히 염치가 없을 수도 있지만 자식 인생 망친 년이랑 편은 먹지 말았어야지라며 울부짖는 장면.. 너무 마음 아프고 가슴이 찢어질 것 같음.. 송혜교 연기가 미쳤어요… pic.twitter.com/AKi7dsuCcz
— mon (@20200831_) March 10, 2023
That was the last thing you should’ve done to me. You can track me down here and show up and invade my life like the shameless bitch you are, but the one thing you shouldn’t have done is side with the monster who ruined my life!
— Dong Eun
6. Takes two to tango
Dong Eun and Yeon Jin actually had insane chemisty.
증거 있어? 증거 있냐구
— 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙞 (@lovethisdrama) March 10, 2023
- Yeon Jin: “Prove it, then. Do you have some proof?”
Dong Eun: “You have no idea.”
7. Finally free from her devil
Dong Eun uses her mother’s predictable greed and violence to gather proof that her mother should be taken away.
더글로리 13화 엔딩 송혜교 연기 미쳤음
엄마가 여전히 열여덟의 문동은을 버렸던 그때 그대로인것에 대한 환멸과 분노, 죄책감을 덜어준 고마움 그리고 비참함 그 모든 감정을 이 한 장면에 다 보여줌 pic.twitter.com/TVzdx2dCPX
— 시즌 (@season__22) March 10, 2023
I wanna thank you, Mom. Don’t ever change. You’ll always be the same. You’ll always be my mom.
— Dong Eun
Netizens were highly divided over which was the best scene. While #1 and #2 ended up being the most iconic and parodied scenes due to the short but impactful lines, Song Hye Kyo’s acting really shone in #7.
- “I replayed the ‘You have no idea’ scene and the ‘I wanna thank you, Mom’ scene so many times. I’ve never thought Song Hye Kyo was outstanding at acting but ‘The Glory’ surprised me.”
- “#7. It made me realize what an amazing actress Song Hye Kyo really is. It gave me the chills.”
- “#5 and #7… I’ve been waiting for Song Hye Kyo to take on a role like this. T-T”
- “I liked #2. It captured Dong Eun FINALLY stepping up to her bullies. The most powerful one of them all, too.”
- “#7… Her acting was out of this world.”
- “The ‘colorful’ thing.”
- “I pick #7. The whole scene was basically Dong Eun’s life in a box.”
- “It’s #7 for me. She was wailing but laughing. Goosebumps!”
Which one was your favorite?
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