On December 15th in the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong Mapo-gu Seoul, the opening promotional event for JTBC’s new entertainment program Mari and I was held. Kang Ho-dong, lee Jae-hoon, Shim Hyeong-tak, Seo In-guk, Kim Min-jae, iKON’s B.I and Kim Jin-hwan were all in attendance. Eun Ji-won was unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.
The stars of Mari(animal) and I, each look after their animal companion in the recently released episode. Because the owners are on vacations, business trips or busy for other reasons, the stars need to individually take care of their companion animals, in place of the owners.
iKON’s Kim Jin-hwan said “This is my first time on a entertainment program and it is an honor being able to do it with all my big co-stars. I will also lovingly look after my animals.”
iKON’s Kim Jin-hwan making a cute expression
iKON’s Kim Jin-hwan and B.I joined the show later than many of the more established stars on Mari and I.
About this B.I said “We were the last to join the show, and it is also our first entertainment program. When taking care of animals, just like with artistic talent, if you give it love, it will give you love in return. I’m going to work hard on the show and try to have a good times since it is my first entertainment program.”
Mari and I is the first time the two are being full cast members on an entertainment program. Kim Jin-hwan said “I’m so nervous because it is my first time. But it feels like we aren’t even on camera, when we eat together like a family.”
B.i followed up by saying “We were never formally introduced, but we all just chatted easily, and quickly had a familiar mood. I’m grateful it turned out to be so easy. Hyeong-tak’s booming laughter is really memorable.”
B.I doing his best cutie pose
In response to a question asking him to point out has his older costars have helped him, Kim Jin-hwan said “Ho-dong saw that I was nervous, so he said we are family and treated me warmly. But when we were together I would still bow to him.”
B.I said”I became much stronger during that time. I will try to be my nicest and most considerate while on Mari and I.”
On Mari and I Kang Ho-dong, Shim Hyeung-tak, Lee Jae-hoon, Eun Ji-won, Seo In-guk, Kim Min-jae, B.I, Kim Jin-hwan, and act as fathers to the animals and have a good time. Mari and I’s first episode is on this coming Wednesday December 16th at 10:50pm.
Article by Han Jihee of Get It K, Photos by JTBC Mari and I
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