That Winter, the Wind Blows placed number one in its timeslot during most of its run, and Song and Jo were praised for their performances.
Song reunited with the writer and director of Worlds Within in That Winter, the Wind Blows, a 2013 remake of 2002 Japanese drama Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu ("I Don't Need Love, Summer").
She played a blind heiress in the melodrama, opposite a con man pretending to be her long-lost brother (played by Jo In-sung).
Early 2005, Song went to San Francisco to study English, and later traveled to Seattle.
Song took time off to recharge herself after the successful Asia drama Full House. It was a good opportunity to reflect on myself," said Song. The same year, Song made her big-screen debut in My Girl and I (a Korean remake of Crying Out Love in the Center of the World), which was panned by audiences and critics alike.
Another Chinese film followed in 2015, The Queens, a contemporary romantic comedy about three cosmopolitan women – an actress, a PR specialist and a gallery manager – who manipulate friends and put down their enemies as they play the game of love.
Also starring Joe Chen and Vivian Wu, it was actress Annie Yi's directorial debut.
In 2016, Song starred in the mega-hit romantic comedy series Descendants of the Sun, an intense drama about an army captain (played by Song Joong-ki) and a surgeon who fall in love while working amidst disaster-torn areas.
In August 2014, Song made a public apology for committing tax evasion, arguing that her accountant had mishandled her paper work without her knowledge, with her omitted income tax from 2009 to 2011 totaling ₩2.56 billion.
Furthermore, the source revealed that they generally met on days when Rain didn’t have scheduled appearances or recordings.