Korean mega boyband Super Junior members Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae will be in Taiwan for the next two months in order to film a drama series, titled “Extravagant Challenge.” On March 31, they held a press conference which attracted nearly five hundred people, a hundred of whom where screaming fans.
Siwon and Donghae showed off their ability in speaking Mandarin, which was a result of many hours of toil, and praised their co-stars Ivy Chen (“cute”) and Bianca Bai (“pretty”). They ended their answers by saying in dialect, “I’m very handsome” and “I can act very well,” instigating screams from the crowd.
Siwon will be acting as a celebrity in “Extravagant Challenge,” a role that is similar to his previous one in Korean drama “Oh! My Lady.” However, he clarified that his upcoming character is more stable and thus can be differentiated. Donghae, on the other hand, expressed his desire to take on the role of a bad guy. He stated that he is not afraid of receiving hate from viewers, saying, “That means that everyone acknowledges my acting prowess!”
Fans are more concerned if there will be a kissing scene with their female co-stars. The producer revealed that ever since Siwon and Donghae were confirmed for the drama, he has been receiving an endless amount of messages on his Weibo (a microblogging site). Some people want a kissing scene and some do not. After a “collation of statistics,” the producers found that the people who want it outnumber the people who don’t, and so “I think I will arrange for a male-male kiss scene between Siwon and Donghae!” To this, Siwon got a little shocked and reprimanded, “That’s too much!” causing waves of laughter to roll across the gathered crowd of media and fans alike.
Siwon also commented, “We actually practice every night, and I have done a kiss scene before, but if my partner is Donghae, that is too big of a challenge.” Donghae then replied huffily, “You’re being too much!”
The four actors and actress admitted that they had good first impressions of each other. The female actresses confessed that Siwon and Donghae were both more handsome and had a better sense of humor that they had expected; also, they both had an adorable side to them.
Super Junior M will be in Taiwan for a long time. Siwon told reporters that the fans’ support are their biggest motivation, while Donghae said, “An actor’s life is just like ‘Extravagant Challenge,’ health is of the utmost importance, or we won’t be able to perform properly.”
The two of them will be in Taiwan for a total of four months. Self-professed music junkie Donghae revealed that he brought along his MP3 and has already composed three songs for the drama; Siwon brought along his bible. Both of them agreed that the Taiwanese are extremely friendly and the girls pretty, and thus they have adapted well to life in Taiwan so far.
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