She stated in one of her interviews that she doesn’t like playing typical characters, which are helpless and weak, and many of her fans believe that this is the primary reason she hasn't gotten many roles.However, Song Ji Hyo also stated that she has not declined any role given to her.
Though she’s still not at the level of Ha Ji Won and Kim Tae Hee, for once she has a shot at getting there. is on its fourth year and she is undeniably one of the cornerstones of the show.
Her primary selling point is her partnership with Kang Gary, a rapper and half of the extremely successful duo, Lee Ssang.
Her character in is so strongly identified and connected with Monday Couple that when her relationship with CJes CEO Baek Chang Joo became public, her character got lost in the show.
She has always been competitive and a really good runner but Korea’s variety shows are primarily anchored in comedy and characters that people can sympathize with, as opposed to competition between them.
When Song Ji Hyo’s real-life relationship became public, many fans felt Gary was cheated.
As silly as it may sound (because both parties made it clear that the romance is only for the show), many fans felt that Song Ji Hyo had led on Kang Gary.
The Monday Couple broke up on the show but has since reconciled.
Their resurgence proved to have a bigger impact as Song Ji Hyo became more “cooperative.” Unlike before, she has also initiated Monday Couple moments of her own instead of always waiting for Kang Gary to take the lead.
and time has proven that she is the perfect choice.