Sehun used to cry a lot? [Happy Together/2018.11.22]On December 25, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Didn’t you say you wanted to see something? Hyunmoo hasn’t danced to any of our songs – since “Ring Ding Dong” and “Lucifer”. / – Right. – You should keep it up. / – It has been a while. He’s dressed like a member of SHINee today. Key, his outfit today was inspired by you. Anyone can tell he’s dressed as SHINee. This is blinding. What’s with all the effort? This is how you normally dress on stage. – The backward steps. / – One… (He teaches Hyunmoo the basic steps.) One… (Heave-ho!) – That’s good. / – Three and four. (Excited) (K-pop suddenly becomes a taryeong.) – That was good. / – You’re the best! – Wasn’t that great? / – You’re the best! – Again. / – He can be a K-pop star. (He was born to be a dancer.) Isn’t that amazing? Key’s like a well-oiled robot while Hyunmoo’s like a rusty one. – Let’s do this. / – We’ll see it. – Cue music. / – To the right first. Five, six, seven, eight. (Wow!) (Are they dancing in perfect unison?) (They do their best.) (Bowing and bowing) (Laughing) (Elaborate versus floundering) (Hyunmoo goes off the rails.) What’s next? My gosh. (Is he Cristiano Ronaldo?) (Hyunmoo pushes Key out and takes center stage.) Nice. (He’s in a trance.) (The dancing ends with a collision.) – That was great. / – He’s good. That was amazing! Key was great too. (The dance that shocked everyone) – Like this. / – Well done. You proved that you’re a dance machine. – With the right editing, it’ll look cool. / – Really? (I’m not sure about that.) Jaeseok, you’re dressed as Kai today. – That’s right. / – Why don’t you learn some moves from “Tempo” – with EXO? / – Unlike the old days, I’ve been picking things up faster. Let’s learn some moves from “Tempo”. Baekhyun could teach me. Jaeseok has a great physique. – His proportions… / – Even among idol singers, he can hold his own. (I agree.) (A physique that even SM Entertainment wants) He can hold his own. Please welcome the cheerleader! (He’s not the captain of a cheerleading squad.) It goes like this. – Like this. / – Oh, I get it. (He scans the choreography.) Partner me up with someone capable too. (He feels bad.) All right. Don’t mind me and just dance to the song. Okay. (Director BoA is watching.) Three, four. Nice! (Gradually, he loses his step.) Nice! A little bit more. (He ends it with a cool move, though.) (Jaeseok’s the best!) Why did you keep touching your butt? – Did he? / – Why did you grab your butt? – Did I do that? / – Yes, you did. You were doing this. Yes, he did this. (I like my tempo to be sticky.) BoA was the first to start a career in Japan. We have more of a system these days and many artists are loved all over the world, however, BoA went to Japan when none of it existed. – That’s right. / – You paved your own way. There are a few things I am jealous of my juniors. When they go to Japan, they have cars and even a manager ready. – Didn’t you have any? / – I didn’t. I didn’t have enough members on my staff. I’d get off the plane and make it around Tokyo myself. – Alone? / – Yes. On what? The subway called Skyliner. I’d take that by myself. A taxi would be too expensive. I couldn’t even dream of it. I took the bus – as well as the subway. / – She went to Japan even though she wasn’t given much help. From what I hear, Japanese people thought you were Japanese. Artists nowadays have interpreters to help them. Does an interpreter translate for you? Well, our manager… Wait, on stage? – That and… / – While you’re in Japan. – Yes, during interviews. / – Did you see him? He suddenly leaned forward. What was that for? She went through a lot of troubles. The Japanese thought she was Japanese – back in the day. / – The whole experience – was tough for me. / – With the language too? I had to do interviews by myself. – Without an interpreter? / – Yes. How did you do it then? – Could you communicate? / – My manager helped me with a few words. As I was young back then, I found myself being able to memorize the words. So I was able to learn Japanese the hard way. But then, I hear my junior artists have interpreters for interviews. – Things are better now. / – I was so jealous. Our Japanese doesn’t get better, though. – Really? / – Due to the interpreter. We’d pick things up more if we were in difficult situations too. Nevertheless, we’re grateful. (We’re grateful.) That was an abrupt ending. Why did you suddenly bow? (He’s just grateful to BoA.) I hear that due to this language barrier, you were almost detained at a bank. Many are surprised that I still can’t read Chinese characters even though I speak Japanese. – That’s understandable. / – Of course. I went to an ATM in Japan, but everything was in Chinese characters, so I couldn’t read it. I tried pressing everything, – but nothing changed. / – It can be tricky. I spent hours there not knowing what to do. The machines these days have a Korean option too. – Really? That’s amazing. / – There’s a Korean mode. She ended up spending two hours there. – Really? / – I see. I wasn’t able to get my money. Were you there to withdraw money? – Yes. / – A withdrawal. – But I couldn’t. / – I see. It can be frustrating at times. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to share a house at such a young age. From what I hear, Sehun used to cry a lot. Sehun cried a lot? Sehun debuted at the young age of 18. – Yes, 18. / – He was 18 at the time. We all lived together while we were training the year before that. Anyway, during our early stages, we held a family meeting once a week to talk about what we did well and criticize those who didn’t do the dishes. – While living together? / – Yes. We also talked about how we present ourselves at broadcasting stations. What exactly did you talk about in terms of outside behavior? – Well… / – Mostly manners. Also, about not greeting other properly. – That’s right. / – Our attitude. Yes, our attitudes. – You kept each other in check. / – Yes, we used to. Anyway, Sehun got called out all the time. – I wonder why. / – I knew it. Did he talk too much? It’s not just that. At the house, he’d eat cereal and – not clean the milk afterward. / – After eating? Anyway, we mentioned a few of his habits. I guess the nitpicking made him a little angry. – What happened? / – He showed tears – and said to us, / – What did he say? “Before I go to bed, I always make sure” “to pray for you all.” – I see. / – Right. “Why are you all ganging up on me?” What were we to do when he’s the only one making mistakes? We should hear from Sehun too. Why did you show tears back then? I tend to cry when I receive unfair treatment. Not when I’m angry, but when I think it’s unfair. You were wrong to not put the cereal back. The others did it too. (Busted!) However… – You’re right! / – They didn’t clean up, but only you were called out. I had something to say as well, but they all ganged up on me. – Of course it’s unfair. / – I was the youngest, so I couldn’t call the others out. – I see. / – He’s a kind soul. I suppressed my anger with tears. It’s a beautiful ending, though. Sehun was adorable when – he said he prayed for us before bed. / – I agree. Things would’ve been different for my group. If one complains, others will too, and the train of complaints will never end. (The never-ending train of madness) Everything felt desperate to us since we were trainees. – Everything seemed unfair. / – You were tired too. If I complain about another member, that member would do everything he could to find a flaw of mine. A member once said that I even walk funny. – You walk funny? / – That’s what he said. – That’s going too far. / – I know. – I was speechless. / – It’s unreasonable. Let’s say I told you not to bend your wrist the wrong way. You answered by saying that my walk is funny. It’s quite childish. – Isn’t it? / – You had good intentions, but it turned into an emotional argument. – So we decided to not have any meetings. / – I see. It’ll keep us awake when we barely sleep as it is. The meeting was to comfort and help each other grow, but it went the other way. It only started arguments. – It became that way for us too. / – It’s normal. We’ve also started to skip the meetings. Good for you. I’ll say this out of experience. When we are on hiatus, we see more of each other since we’re not allowed to go out much. Some days, you hate even seeing the others walk. You have a funny walk after all. Sometimes, I hate seeing how they eat. You all understand, right? It’s the same for long-term couples. – They even hate seeing the other breath. / – Exactly. – That’s a bit serious. / – But it happens. There’s a reason why I decided to live alone. I was watching TV one day when Minho came out from his room. Are you mentioning names now? (Finally, he mentions the member by name.) Minho came walking out of his room, and I suddenly wanted to smack the back of his head. – Minho’s head? / – Out of the blue. – What did he do? / – Nothing. – He didn’t even do anything. / – That’s when I knew I had to leave the house, so I’ve been doing so ever since. – You figured… / – I knew that… – You couldn’t take it anymore. / – At that rate, we could end up doing something – that would seriously… / – Hurt your relationship? That’s what I thought. So the person you mentioned earlier was Minho. (Laughing) Sugeun, didn’t you also live with Kim Byungman? It sure seems different. It’s not like they’re trainees. They probably just shared a house. – We… / – Just as housemates. Exactly. Six of us lived together. Many used to do so. We lived with another family of four. It was a rooftop house, but the only access was through the main house. It was in Daebang-dong. We had to tip-toe upstairs when someone was sleeping. The six of us would quietly climb up the stairs. So your house was attached to the main house. Many comedians used to live together back in the day. We’d get an apartment and split the rent. Saeho would know even though he’s from a wealthy family. My family may be well-off, – but I… / – You what? I had quite a rough time too, but after word got out that my family was well-off, I couldn’t say anything to contradict that. You shouldn’t make any excuses, then. It would’ve been better if you hadn’t said this. Well… (Really?) Saeho used to live with Nam Changhee. We didn’t have enough money, so we spent six months living in motels. Don’t you need quite some money for that? Motels are 50 dollars a night. He paid a daily rent instead. – Right? / – Let’s say that we filmed a show in Ilsan. Instead of going back to Seoul, we’d stay in Ilsan to save money. Anyway, we earned enough for a deposit and moved into a house together. I’m sure there are many benefits to living together. But what was most difficult about it? When you’re living together, your different habits clash. Changhee cleans up right on the spot while I let it stack and clean up later. At first, being the kind man he is, he’d clean up even after me. So I naturally thought that he liked to clean up around the house. He didn’t one day, so I asked why he wasn’t cleaning up. “Why am I the one who always has to clean?” “Why haven’t you ever offered to clean the house?” Then he’d get sick of me and leave the house. If he doesn’t come home until two in the morning, I’d give him a call. – Out of worry? / – Of course. I’d ask where he is. – Does he pick up? / – Yes. At first, he doesn’t. He doesn’t pick up when I first call him, but he does at two when he’s drunk. I’d apologize and he’d come back home. Living apart actually brought us closer. – Us, too. / – It’s not because you hate each other. – Your lifestyles might not match. / – Yes, exactly. That’s how you end up getting into arguments. – How is it for NCT? / – It must be difficult.