tvN announced on Thursday June 22nd, that they will be filming a new type of show, with an interesting twist in the format.
“After the Play Ends” will be a drama/reality show. The actors will film a real romance drama, titled “Iron Lady”, and the cameras will keep rolling after the lines are said and the scene is over. The show will document how the actors interact with one another when they are NOT acting.
Director Son Chang Woo said “I was inspired to make this program by seeing celebrity couples like Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young, or Ahn Jae Hyun and Ku Hye Sun. There are celebrities who start out by playing the roles of lovers in a drama or film and actually fall in love. Some of them get married. I decided to do this program wondering if the actors in this drama are able to fall in love with each other, too.”
I will give the director kudos for creativity, but can not actually picture how this is all going to work. I am not so sure that actors cant turn off their acting switch when they know they are still being filmed. Everyone by now also knows that “reality” tv is far from any sort of reality. Most of these shows are scripted or at the least “steered” in a certain direction. So having a show film a bunch of celebrities sitting around eating lunch may not be so interesting. It will be interesting to see what happens with this….
“After the Play Ends” will star Yoon So Hee, Ha Seok Jin, Girl’s Day Yura, BTOB’s Minhyuk and Ahn Bo Hyun, and is set to air July 2nd.