If you’re a K-drama fan, then you’ve probably watched Descendants of the Sun—and fallen in love with the lead character, Big Boss.
Originally played by Korean actor Song Joong-ki, GMA News revealed none other than Dingdong Dantes will assume that role in the local adaptation
At a press conference following his contract renewal, Dingdong said the birth of his second child, Ziggy, inspires him to do his best for this role. “More than very physically prepared, I’m emotionally, spiritually prepared, lalo na napaka espesyal nito,” He says. “Iba yung inspirasyon ko ngayon at hugot ngayong chapter nitong buhay ko.” (My inspiration and motivation for this chapter in my life is at a different level) Aww!
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I believe we all need that spiritual awakening, that cannonball moment— as inspired by St. Ignatius — a reminder that without Him, nothing is possible. . . “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (From the book of Mathew) . We asked for a heathy sibling to Letizia and he blessed us with boy— a bonus indeed. . . Today in His resurrection, days after the birth of Sixto, we are again reminded of our mission in this world. Through this blessing, i have renewed my commitment to live a more meaningful life not just for myself, but for my family and others as well. . . He is graciously alive in all of us, and His presence is definitely overflowing through my son, through my wife and Letizia. . . Five days ago, we rejoiced as our joyful beginning as a sQUAD had begun. . Today, we rejoice as the Beloved Son is Risen! . Happy Easter everyone!
Sadly, details about the project are still scarce. “Preparations, wala pa talaga masyado. Binubuo pa talaga yung buong show.” Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit more on who will play Dr. Kang Mo-yeon and the rest of the characters.
In the meantime, fans took to social media to express their thoughts about Dingdong’s casting… and it’s a mixed reaction.
Dingdong Dantes as big boss?
OMG Yes deserve na deserve
— Fan Boy 🇵🇭 (@fanboyph23) April 22, 2019
Am a fanatic of DOTS and have watched it several times and still watching it until now..Dingdong Dantes really fits the role of Big Boss 👍👍👍👍
— Mee Jazz (@meejazz14) April 22, 2019
Nastress ako. hahahaha I love Dingdong but this casting is so wrong in so many levels 🙁 He doesn't have the Big Boss vibes and charms at all.
— rain (@adikthing) April 22, 2019
okay, they gave descendants of the sun to dingdong dantes. not that I don't like dingdong, ano lang, the franchise is already big. hindi na kailangan ng big actors, just good ones. sayang, nagamit sana ng GMA to catapult their mid-tier talents…
LIKE KYLIE AND RURU! UGH!
— AC Mondragon (@ItsACsLife) April 22, 2019
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Photo courtesy of Dingdong Dantes’ Instagram account
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