MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ will be advancing into China!
MBC’s Hallyu content production team revealed that the Chinese version of ‘We Got Married’ is currently in production with a tentative air date beginning in February! The program will begin with two pilot episodes, and further development will depend on its success with the viewers.
T-ara‘s Hyomin and Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun have been the first to be cast for the Chinese version of the popular variety show. Hyomin will become a couple with Chinese idol group BoBo‘s Fu Xinbo while Kyuhyun will be coupling up with actress Lou Yi Xiao.
There will be a total of three couples; the final couple will be made up of famous Chinese actors and actresses. MBC representatives revealed, “MBC and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) will be co-producing the project. If there’s a positive response to the pilot program, we’ll develop the format.”
Girl group T-ara member Hyomin admitted to having a kiss scene with actor Lee Jang Woo in the ‘Roly Poly‘ musical.
During the ‘Roly Poly’ press conference that was held at the Seoul Press Center on January 4th, Hyomin remarked, “In the script, there is a scene where Lee Jang Woo and I confirm our mutual feelings for one another and share a kiss. He is currently married to fellow member Eunjung on MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘, but she doesn’t know about the kiss yet,” which caused everyone in attendance to explode in laughs.
“It’s a bit uncomfortable knowing that he is my ‘brother-in-law’,” she continued. “I don’t know if I should have received permission from Eunjung unni.”
When asked what the most difficult part of rehearsing was, she remarked, “The hardest thing was that we had T-ara promotions at the same time, so there was never enough time for practice. We would rehearse in our dressing room and in our van… It was easier because members Jiyeon and Soyeon are in it with me. We were able to practice our lines together and talk about the musical. It was fun“.
T-ara members Jiyeon, Hyomin & Soyeon will be starring in the ‘Our Youth Roly Poly‘ musical along with Davichi‘s Kang Minkyung.
Even before production of the musical, producers knew they wanted to perform the musical on stages all across Asia. International fans’ expectations for ‘Our Youth Roly Poly’ are higher than ever as it is being put on by Hallyu stars T-ara and Davichi’s Kang Minkyung who has previously showcased her acting skills in a drama series.
The musical will tell the stories of seven older women, and their past experiences with love and friendship. T-ara and Kang Minkyung will be playing the roles of the women in their youth, but the characters who will play the roles of the older women have yet to be revealed. The staff remarked, “We assure you that the cast to play the middle-aged women will be just as glamourous as the girls who will play the younger roles“.
“In the musical, the cute and sassy schoolgirls grow up and turn into women of society. They become mothers, wives, and professional career women. We hope everyone will look forward to the cast members that will be fulfilling the latter roles“, they continued.