‘Moonlight Prince’ Will Be A Touching Book Talk Show, Not A Funny Variety Show
The veil has been uncovered from ‘Moonlight Prince’.
Kang Ho Dong’s new variety show KBS 2TV’s ‘Moonlight Prince’ (Moon Eun Ae/Lee Yae Ji) finished filming its first episode on the 12th of January.
With Lee Seo Jin as the first guest star, ‘Moonlight Prince’ held a closed-door filming session and drew attention as the entire staff and cast were in attendance two hours before filming began. Kang Ho Dong was busy working with the staff and preparing for the episode, but was seen nervously sweating bullets when filming began.
However, the secret weapon of ‘Moonlight Prince’ is not Kang Ho Dong, but books. Though originally thought to be a funny variety talk show, ‘Moonlight Prince’ will have the guest stars choosing a book every week, and will be a show that chooses the subject of the talk based on the book. Therefore, every week will have a different theme that depends on which book the guest chooses.
The five princes, Kang Ho Dong, Max Changmin, Brave Brothers, Jung Jae Hyung and Tak Jae Hoon, will be taking keywords from the book and talking about their various thoughts and experiences based on those keywords. Money that is collected during the talk will be donated to a charity chosen by the guest every week, and will be based on the concept that shares the heart’s food and warmth through books.
The staff stated, “The filming of the first episode ended on a happy and joyous note. As this is our first episode, the show may be based on a format that the viewers are not used to, but we hope the viewers keep watching over the show with warmth.” Regarding the book talk format of the show, they also added, “We have prepared this program because we would like to read the books that have changed people’s lives together and share our life stories. This will help everyone think more, feel more, and understand each other better.”
‘Moonlight Prince’ will kick off on the 22nd of January at 11pm with ‘Venus Star’, the book chosen by Lee Seo Jin.
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Producer of ′Moonlight Prince′ Chose MCs That Don′t Match Well With Books
Producer Lee Ye Ji, in charge of KBS2′s Moonlight Prince, revealed the standards she used in choosing her MCs.
She talked at the press roundtable for Moonlight Prince held on January 15 with Kang Ho Dong, Tak Jae Hoon, Jung Jae Hyung, Brave Brothers and TVXQ′s Max Changmin.
She said, "The MCs were chosen because it felt like they wouldn′t mix very well with books. Since books could be taken as a heavy subject to some viewers, I thought if we showed that these MCs could understand the topics easily it would be accepted easily enough by the viewers."
"I wanted MCs that would be able to talk about the books and look at the world from different points of view," she added. "You′ll be able to understand why these MCs were chosen after you watch the show."
She finished, "You′ll feel how the MCs really took time off of their busy schedules to read the books and participate in the discussions right from the first episode. We won′t read books from difficult views like educational programs but rather try to mature together as we read books from a variety viewpoint and deliver our messages easily."
Moonlight Prince is a show which invites guests to talk about a book each week. It airs its first episode on January 22.