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ASTRO’s Moonbin and SF9’s Hwiyoung speak in “The Mermaid Prince” prequel

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On November 11th, Lifetime and Seezn’s upcoming web drama “The mermaid prince: The Beginning” held a press conference.

The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning is a sequel to The Mermaid Prince, a web drama about a girl named Hye Ri who visits a guest house near the ocean and meets a mysterious man named Woo Hyuk (played by STAR‘s Moonbin). The prequel shows Woo Hyuk during his school days when he meets a girl named Jo Ah Ra (Chae Won Bin) who has given up love.

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Speaking at the press conference, Moonbin said, “I’m happy to play ‘Mermaid Prince’ for the second time. In the previous drama, my character was mature and serious, with a certain mystique about it. This time he’s a high school student and he’s much happier, more ruthless, and warm-hearted. It has a prickly side too. ”

He added, “In the previous drama, I was only in the ocean, but this time I actually had to swim. I wanted it to feel as complete as possible. In the previous drama, I played an adult, but now I’m playing a student. It was fun filming with actors my age. ”

About working with SF9Moonbin, Hwiyoung, said, “I met him after doing a radio show together. He was really nice at the time and had a great build. His physique got even better when he was doing “The Mermaid Prince”. It fueled me and I also worked harder. Since we’ve known each other for a while, it was nice to act together too. ”

ASTRO's Moonbin and SF9's Hwiyoung speak in “The Mermaid Prince” prequel

Hwiyoung plays Yoon Gun, the captain of the swimming team, who looks cold on the outside but is secretly a romantic with eyes for only one person. He said, “Even though we’re on the same team in the drama, it feels like we’re competing for rankings. I worked hard to manage my body for swimming scenes. I’ve tried very hard, but it’s not easy. Everyone pretended not to care, but we all secretly did pushups and had a hard time. The chance to work with Moonbin was a big factor in my decision to take on this role. I wanted to get on the Moonbin bus. The bus was going well. It’s an express bus that only goes one way. ”

Moonbin also spoke about the difference between working as a singer and an actor. He said, “Instead of one being more difficult than the other, they are just different. When singing, you have to express lines with music. In acting, you have to express feelings without music. It’s not that one is more difficult than the other, but it’s just different depending on what happens. ”

ASTRO's Moonbin and SF9's Hwiyoung speak in “The Mermaid Prince” prequelASTRO's Moonbin and SF9's Hwiyoung speak in “The Mermaid Prince” prequel

“The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning” premiered on November 11th. Check out a teaser Here!

In the meantime, check out the original “The Mermaid Prince” on Viki:

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