For those who have long been curious about the hidden but more genuine sides of K-pop superstars, XtvN's upcoming realty show "GOT7's Real Thai: Along with the Gods," which features GOT7 members' adventurous journey to Thailand, should be a tempting option.
"I am rather concerned as we have opened up our personal sides too much," said Bambam, a Thai member of the team who worked as a "guide" for the show, during a press event at IFC mall, Yeouido, Seoul, on Monday.
Youngjae, the main vocalist agreed, saying, "The show is fraught with scenes that are shockingly realistic ― thanks to this, we could gradually unveil our authentic features and personalities."
The singers and the producer, Lee Won-hyung, hinted that the members even revealed their faces before make-up and had a competition about "physiological phenomenon."
Lee made this possible, disclosing the crew did not give the four members ― Bambam, Youngjae, Mark and Jinyoung ― many instructions, but instead let them follow their hearts about what they did and how much they revealed.
"GOT7's fans should love this program, and even non-fans will find it entertaining for its realism," said Lee.
Only the quartet ― with a nickname "GOT4" ― headed to Thailand this time to seek out seven Thai deities who would present them good fortunes in 2019. They were asked to carry out seven missions to bump into each god.
Bambam explained that solely four members have teamed up to draw a "different picture."
"With all our seven members together, it would have been demanding to make the program distinctive from our previous reality shows," he said. "The 'inconceivable' combination of members has helped create freshness."
There was another unexpected cast member on the program ― comedian Hwang Jae-sung, who dressed up like gods and added wittiness to the show.
Youngjae expressed his gratitude to Hwang for putting the spotlight on each member by sensibly making them look more comical and playful. Bambam added he has learnt much from Hwang, who provided myriad of advices during the filming.
Lee and the members also unveiled their hopes for the next seasons of the program.
"Next time, I want to visit the place that uses a language, which none of our members can speak," Youngjae said. "I believe it would be more hilarious and we might be able to show off our chemistry more."
"GOT7's Real Thai: Along with the God" will premiere at 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 16.
source: The Korea Times