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Lee Hwi Jae Becomes Wang Seok Hyun’s Uncle

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Comedian Lee Hwi Jae (36) and actor Wang Seok Hyun (5) are teaming up for a new reality show as part of KBS 2TV’s ‘Invincible Saturday’ line-up. For 100 days, the two will live together for the variety show, I Got An Uncle (삼촌이 생겼어요), which will premiere at 6:35pm on April 25.

Wang Seok Hyun & Lee Hwi Jae

Wang Seok Hyun & Lee Hwi Jae

The two stars and the PD were present for the program’s media presentation on April 13 that took place in the International Conference Room at the KBS building in Yeoido.

According to PD Yoo Myung Joon, the program began on the premise of “what will happen when 38-year-old bachelor Lee Hwi Jae and Korea’s representative child actor Wang Seok Hyun meet”.  Continuing on, he stated that they wanted to show true everyday life through the concept of a daily journal rather than produced situations. The reality show will put together “bad” uncle Hwi Jae and innocent child Seokhyun under one roof and see the struggles that Lee goes through to become a good father-like uncle.

Lee Hwi Jae told reporters that their first day of filming took place that very day. He confessed, “It hasn’t been long since we met, so Seok Hyun doesn’t even know my name and sleeps whenever there’s spare time”. Lee wants to be like a real uncle to Wang, who is currently living in Seoul with his mother. (KP’s note: I believe the rest of his family is in his hometown of Busan, while they are in Seoul for his work.)

In reality, Lee has two older sisters, one of whom has a son. “I’m not confident in [preparing] meals or [dealing with] washroom issues, but I have no problem with having fun playing together,” he stated in regards to his experience caring for children.

Lee also admitted that he feels some pressure about the show battling against Kang Ho Dong’s Star King and Yoo Jae Suk’s Infinity Challenge in the same timeslot. However, he stated, “I’m believing only in Wang Seok Hyun who captivated an audience of 8.2 million [in the film Speed Scandal].

Lee is currently an MC on Sponge 2.0, Introducing Star’s Friend (스타의 친구를 소개합니다) and 1000 Songs Karaoke Challenge (Dojun 1000Gok; 도전 1000곡 한소절 노래방). Wang recently released a single album of the dance genre, titled I Love You.

Wang Seok Hyun & Lee Hwi Jae

Wang Seok Hyun & Lee Hwi Jae

Source: mydaily, AsiaEconomy


Written by KP

April 13, 2009 at 1:30 am

Posted in TV

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  1. The plot really remind me of MBC god Yookailgi on 2001 back then. 5 boys need to take care one baby. At least Lee only need to look the boy that already can talk and everything. So it not with KBS Good Sunday.

    Langit Biru

    April 13, 2009 at 2:23 am

  2. 석현 is crazy cute. I see him in a few adverts each day over here in Korea ^^”


    April 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  3. wher can i watch the full episode?


    October 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

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