PD Reveals Thoughts On EXO's Xiumin And Wanna One's Kang Daniel In New Variety

In a recent interview, Lee Yoon Hwa, the producing director for MBC’s upcoming pilot variety program “It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets” (literal translation), shared her thoughts on two of the confirmed cast members, EXO’s Xiumin and Wanna One’s Kang Daniel.

Starting off with Kang Daniel, the producing director commented, “He’s like a 12-year-old boy. If he was sleepy, he’d ask, ‘May I possibly sleep a little?’ and he would play games behind the stairs when it was break time.”

Lee Yoon Hwa went on to discuss how the young star was different compared to her expectations, explaining, “It’s possible to have the preconception that as an idol who’s just about to debut, he would act like he ‘has to show something’ or he ‘has to stand out.’ However, it was surprising to see that Kang Daniel had this innocence about him and [showed] his real self as is, without putting on any airs. At that age, there’s not a lot of manipulative intent, and it was to the point that I could’ve asked him, ‘Where have you lived?,’ and he [would have answered].”

The producing director also had kind words to say about Xiumin, saying, “His sense of responsibility and discipline befitting his status as the oldest member of a well-known idol group stood out.”

“[Xiumin] is the definition of ‘cleanliness,'” Lee Yoon Hwa continued. “He is someone who dedicates 30 minutes to washing dishes, and folds his bedsheets perfectly after waking up. But at the same time, he has an innate sense of consideration for others, and he’s someone who brightens the atmosphere of any room with his presence alone.”

“It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets” is described to be a reality program focused around celebrities who like to stay at home rather than venture outside, for various reasons. The confirmed male cast will be going on a “stay-cation” together, and spend time under one roof. PD Lee Yoon Hwa added that they tried to keep things as natural as possible, so that the cast members wouldn’t feel like they were filming.

In addition to Xiumin and Kang Daniel, other confirmed cast members include Lee Sang Woo, Highlight’s Yong Junhyung, and Parc Jae Jung.

“It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets” is planning on premiering sometime in August. MBC just released a brief preview, which you can check out below!

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