• (Prince Mak)
It's not all glitz and glamour...
23 Feb 2017 - 2:15 PM  UPDATED 23 Feb 2017 - 3:03 PM

Another week and that means only one thing - Prince Mak is back on SBS PopAsia radio with "The Prince Mak Hour."

In the latest episode of his radio show, Prince Mak dives deep into what it's like to be an actor and variety show star, and reveals it is not as easy as it looks.

Currently in the middle of filming a mysterious, big-budget Chinese film, the day starts at 5am every morning and Prince Mak is required to be prepared and ready to go on set by 7:30pm. From then, he is required to be on standby for filming and this doesn't stop until about 6PM.

While he has had acting training back in Australia, this Chinese film marks Prince Mak's acting debut and the need to slip in and out of character every day for filming is quite mentally taxing, so much so that Prince Mak has said that he struggles to remember who he is at the end of the day sometimes.

As long and tiring as it is working on a movie, variety shows are a different beast. While working on a movie is intense, the day only lasts for about 12 hours. For a variety show, Prince Mak reveals that filming frequently goes overtime and idols are usually required to work for 22 to 23 hours.

Needless to say, the life of an actor and variety show star isn't all glitz and glamour, but for Prince Mak, it is all worth it.

Hit the audio tab above ^ to listen to Prince Mak talk about what it's like to be a movie star at the 9:07 mark

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Catch Prince Mak's SBS PopAsia radio show "The Prince Mak Hour" every Tuesday @ 8PM (AEST). 

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