Ming Dao (明道) and Joe Chen (陳喬恩) became one of the most iconic on screen couples when they starred in the 2005 Taiwanese series, “The Prince Who Turns into a Frog” (王子變青蛙). The series brought immediate stardom to both actors and they both became really good friends. When Ming Dao’s brother passed last month, Joe Chen had posted on Weibo telling people to give him and his family some space. The last time they collaborated was in the 2012 series, “The Queen of SOP” (胜女的代价), but Ming Dao only had a guest starring role.
Long time fans were treated with nostalgia when the two had posted pictures of their reunion on Weibo last month. As it turns out, they were collaborating for a CCTV Lunar New Year special that aired on the first day of the new year. The show runners took this opportunity to have them reenact as a couple. However, they decided to change the segment name from “The Prince Who Turns into a Frog” to “The Frog Who Turns into a Prince”. Ming Dao acts as the emcee for Joe Chen and her groom. In the end, she ends up with Ming Dao with the blessing from the groom.
Fans reminisced the CP feels between Ming Dao and Joe Chen from 15 years ago. They left comments saying, “When I watched their series when I was young, I always thought they were together.”, “Really one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas”, “The only domineering CEO in my memory.”