Korean star Ryan Bang is set to be featured on TV network KBS’ Screening Humanity show from May 30 to June 3.
In an exclusive interview with Ryan, he related that he was tapped for the documentary last March.
He said the KBS team shot his feature for an entire month starting from April to May.
The show’s management was actually the one who reached out to Ryan.
“Siguro dahil doon sa gumawa kami ng ‘Shopping’ (music video), narinig nila [ako] so nag-contact sa amin na gusto nila ako i-feature kaya po ako gumawa ng ‘Screening Humanity,’” he shared.
What many probably do not know is that Screening Humanity was the same show that paved the way for Pambansang Krung Krung Sandara Park to make it into the Korean scene back in 2004.
The Korean-born comedian shared that he was really very excited while they were shooting here for the show.
“Kasi nung habang shinoo-shoot ako, first time po kasi ako ipapalabas sa Korean TV na nationwide and parang naramdaman ko na Pinoy Big Brother [ulit], na parang bago pa lang ako sa Showtime, bago pa lang ako sa Banana Sundae. Parang Pinoy Big Brother ang nararamdaman kasi isang buwan nila kong sinusundan,” revealed Ryan.
How did the shooting go about?
“Ginawa ko itong totoo, kung parang sino talaga ako pinapakita ko lahat. Ine-explain ko din kung gaano ko ka-mahal ang Pilipinas, sobrang pasalamat ko sa Pilipinas. Tsaka gusto ko talaga i-promote sa Korea na maganda saka mabait, sobrang safe sa Pilipinas. Sobrang masarap nakatira dito,” he explained.
Ryan also stressed that the reason why he even accepted the project was so he can promote the Philippines to a wider Korean audience.
The Banana Sundae star admitted that there are now offers from KBS for him to appear in a number of shows in Korea.
“Actually kinausap ko nga po ngayon. Meron ako mga guesting konti. Hindi pa siyempre sigurado, hindi ko pa masabi kung anong show,” he said.
Apparently, there have been offers for him to be part of the local Korean entertainment scene in the past.
“Dati kasi may mga tinatanggihan akong offer ng Korea pero ngayong siguro tatanggap ako guesting pero hindi ko ibig sabihin na iiwan ko ang Pilipinas, imposibleng mangyari ‘yun. Siguro mag-guesting ako saglit doon pero babalik talaga ako sa Pilipinas,” he shared.
Ryan’s local fans who might want to see his Screening Humanity feature may access it via YouTube.