Why Lee Hyori got so mad in a public bath! [Happy Together / 2017.07.20]On February 3, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
(Legendary Big Mouth) (The original host of the show is back) (Hyori talked about her life in Jeju-do) (But) Where’s the conflict? “You can live comfortably because I worked so hard!” That’s what I said. I’m so happy to meet you guys! You totally get how I feel! (She’s really getting things off her chest) A tour bus brought middle-aged men and women. They were holding each other’s waists to play a game. It must be hard to be Hyori. They told me to get a vending machine in front. (Hyori’s house is a tourist attraction) That would make money. Can I sell udon in front of your house? And coffee. I think it would be quite profitable. If I end up moving it’ll become an attraction like the Anne Frank House. (What Hyori thinks) But now that I’m older, I feel more relaxed. But I have a motto in life. What is it? “To live a cool life.” So me dressing flashy and becoming a fashionista was because it seemed cool then. And moving to Jeju-do seemed cool at the time. Speaking my mind, caring for others and animals… I do it since it seems cool. Hyori, you’re known as a trend-setter. Do you purposely look for trendy items? Items? To spread to the masses. I really wanted animal protection to become trendy. It’s very necessary. You raise all those abandoned dogs. I want to change people’s perception on those dogs. Rather than going to a pet store, I wish they’d think like me and adopt a dog instead. A lot of people adopt strays these days. You could have a positive influence. When you moved to Jeju-do the property value in Jeju-do went up. Where are you moving to next? Want me to tell you ahead of time? I’ll look into some property in that area. Let me know too. Don’t let him in or the property value will drop. Land I got 20 years ago is worth $20,000 less now. 20 years ago… Hyori has sent the most trends. Sometimes you can’t help reading online comments. – I do read them sometimes. / – Right. Does it get to you? When I was younger I’d get angry or upset. But these days… Because these people don’t really know me. Are you on social media? A lot of people are saying I made a comeback just to make money. “Is she out of money?” I still have plenty of money. You were very active on your blog in the past. Why did you shut it down? Right. I wanted to ask you that. I wanted to make busy people of Seoul feel better by showing them the slow life in Jeju-do. It’s not like I was making money from my blog. So I posted frequently, but a lot of people found it discouraging. “I’ve been suffering all day at work and this rich celebrity is living so comfortably.” Like you just slack off all day. So that wasn’t what I intended. Then I realized this might seem like showing off and make them feel bad. You wanted people to see on your blog… I wanted to show them greenery and animals. You wanted them to enjoy it. But that didn’t go quite as planned. And when I was running the blog, I’d take out the pretty plates whenever we ate just to post it. “Hold on, honey. Don’t eat yet.” I’d shove the radish kimchi out of the shot. Your soup ends up cold after all the photos. Only the luxurious-looking side dishes. Like braised lotus root. But not the radish kimchi. Braised lotus root… I felt that I was becoming a bit of a phony. It was showing off. So it wasn’t that great. After trying it, I shut it down. Does yoga really help suppress anger? Is that true? When you’re angry your face and eyes get red. That’s heat rising. The heat has to circulate well through your body. But if it keeps rising and becomes stagnant, you end up getting angry even if you don’t want to. – And you get ill. / – Right. So I try to keep breathing evenly. And long breaths. Even when you’re angry? Deep breaths. That’s a part of yoga. It heals your body and mind. – Like mind control. / – It’s similar. They say you’re flush with anger. It uses the Chinese character for “up.” You’re lowering that energy. I’m sorry but this is… We’re studying Chinese characters. So you suppress that. I’m making an effort. Or else it’s too hard for me. I try to suppress my anger through yoga. One day I went to the bathhouse after doing yoga. Jeju-do has many small, old-school bathhouses. The ladies there get a month worth of coupons. There’s a group that acts like they own the place. A crew. They had cupping cups on them looking all tough. So I went in. They didn’t recognize me. “Wash with soap before getting in the tub.” I was going to and I told them that. “You should tie your hair.” They started nagging. Being territorial. That kind of upset me. Who are they to tell me to tie my hair? I felt the anger build up in me. Then, “What’s with all those tattoos?” The lady said that. I had a feeling that, if I talked back, we’d all end up yelling and cussing at each other. I felt that. Things were getting explosive. I’m very curious to hear the outcome. I’m worried for those ladies. I let it go. I took a deep breath. The rage was up to here but I pushed it down. I left without even bathing. I went to get dressed. But I just had to say something. I went to the lady that owns the bathhouse. Ma’am, those ladies were very rude. They told me to wash myself, tie my hair and criticized my tattoos. She got really flustered. “What happened now?” I told her I was going to post this on the internet. I was going to trash the place online! (Suspense) This lady didn’t even know what the internet was. Her face was like… (Lives a simple life) Why did you take it out on that lady? Right. So I left the bathhouse but I was so flustered I went upstairs to the men’s bathhouse. (She went to the men’s bathhouse) I really regretted it. Those needless words. What would posting it online even do? What would that lady even know? I felt so bad. After saying all that… Despite doing yoga. I went right after yoga. So I realized I had ways to go. I need more training. That’s what came to mind. I used to never swear. That wasn’t good. I’m not encouraging swearing. There’s swearing that suits you. And practicing a few of them is helpful. Why practice? It sounds weird if you don’t swear normally. It’s like acting. You can’t just say it, you have to feel it. You little punk. Little punk? You have to feel it. Say it with feeling. Method cussing. Try saying ugly duckling like it’s swearing. You ugly duckling. Why’d you look at me and say that? Can you do it? Sure. You ugly duckling. Your eyes! You have to say it with feeling. It’s there. I feel better after saying that. Hyori’s cursing sounds very natural. Now it’s time to hear what’s in your heart. Right after making me curse? That’s weird. (She needs more training) Hyori is very honest. Let’s see just how honest she is through a test we’ll start now. I have some questions for Hyori here. You have to answer within 3 seconds. Answer right away. What’s in your heart? Chapter 1. What you choose. Let’s get started. Hyori, go first. Which host did you prefer working with? Shin Dongyeop or Yu Jaeseok? Yu Jaeseok. Shin Dongyeop or Yu Jaeseok? Yu Jaeseok. That came out right away. I played a big role in making this show popular. – Yes or no? / – Yes. I played a big role in making this show popular. Yes or no? Yes. That didn’t even take 3 seconds. Let me finish before you answer. Hold on… Am I supposed to deliberate over questions like that? Who would you host with here? Jaeseok of myself? Jaeseok. (At least act like it’s a hard choice…) Are you okay? Hold on. That just hurt him. You haven’t been to Seoul in awhile but you want to go back to Jeju-do. Yes. You worried about being forgotten during the hiatus. Yes. You’d marry Lee Sangsun in your next life. Yes. You would? There are younger singers that intimidate me. Yes. My prime is in the past or now? It’s coming. It’s going to come. In the future. I really hope my husband doesn’t get this. Yongman’s thin hair or Suyong’s dark circles? Dark circles. Only two men left on Earth. Suhong or Jaeseok? Out of those two. It’s just them left. This is taking long. 3, 2, 1. Jaeseok. She really likes Jaeseok. (Immediately disappointed) Who’s a bigger pushover? Jaeseok or Suhong? Jaeseok. The looks of Fin.K.L was Hyori or Yuri? It was Yuri. Honestly. It’s me now. (Hyori is always so honest) Great. Was that it? Those were the big questions you had for me? What are the viewer ratings for this show? You hesitated there for that one question. Why? Last two men on Earth sounded really serious. It’s just you two left on Earth. Honestly… I couldn’t handle her. I just couldn’t. I’d be so uncomfortable. I feel like I’d wither away and die. It’d be so hard for me. You’d marry Lee Sangsun again in the next life? It’s truly my wish. – It’s your wish? / – You love him that much? I’ve had plenty of boyfriends. (Hehe) I liked them all. I loved them all. But I’ve never really loved someone. Someone I love so much and always want to see. Really? He strangely makes me feel that way. – Even after 4 years? / – Yes. – You miss him now? / – I really do. I worry about him like family. (They became one as a family) (Hyori and Sangsun are a loving and happy couple) You two seem to be a good fit. How about having kids that resemble him? I don’t think so. You want them to resemble you? It’s fine for a boy but if were a daughter… That could be worrisome. An intimidating younger singer? There are plenty. So many of them. I told you before. There’s Heize. 2nd was MAMAMOO. Back when I was working, they didn’t even exist. But now that I see them… Even when I was an idol there weren’t that many talented people. Acting up for the camera. But the younger singers these days are amazing. They’re naturally gifted and they train for so long which makes them even scarier. Do you like it when you hear about the second Lee Hyori? It’s an honor to be considered that way. A lot of girls have been called that. Which of the younger singers really catch your eye? Now this girl is the second Lee Hyori. There’s nobody like that. Nobody could follow me. They’re all talented though. Now it’s time for us. – We go too? / – We should. We’ll start with Yongman. Are you ready, Yongman? Here we go. A new show. You’d work with me or Lee Kyungkyu? Kyungkyu. As a business partner. Seokjin or Suyong? 1, 2, 3. Suyong. You talk too much. (He talks too much and he’s easily swayed) Sorry, but you keep facing forward. I’m going to run an organic bakery with Jaeseok. Yu Jaeseok’s Organic Bakery. If you were born again you’d marry your current wife. 1, 2, 3. Yes. Yes. (Wow) Who’s a bigger pain to be around? Seokjin or Suyong? 1, 2, 3. Seokjin. (They’re polar opposites) – He talks too much. / – I feel great. He runs his mouth needlessly. He keeps repeating himself. Even if I’m running late, I’ll never skip this. A meal and using hair powder. Hair powder. You use hair powder? Your hair looks thick. Because I used hair powder. It’s because you’re worked up. You lose hair when your energy rises. – Did you grow hair back? / – Yes. He doesn’t just shake some on. It’s shaked on and then rubbed on his head. Why are you describing it with such detail? I’ve never seen it applied like that. It was amazing. It’s quite the strict process. Many steps involved. (Chokes up) Yongman, that’s so sad. Why? You worked so hard your hair fell out. No, I worked as it was falling out. I was already starting to lose hair. Since my mid-20s. I was losing hair when I was on TV with you. You just didn’t know then. They didn’t have hair powder then. I just used a magic marker. You’d marry your wife again in the next life? Of course, I would. Because I saw that… She’s not that different. What do you mean? He says they’re all the same. You’re saying all women are the same. It’s true though. You relate to that. She’s someone that truly loves and understands me. That’s the best thing. So no need to pick another one. Then why was it your dream to be a long-distance dad? In the past… For my children’s studies. He toured schools abroad to send his kids off. His wish came true in the worst way. Only his kids left. He got to spend some quality time with his wife. Why would you mention that when he said he’d marry his wife again? Let’s change the question. Would you marry in your next life or not? Would you marry again if you were born again? Think simply. Would you marry or not? Getting married? I wouldn’t in my next life. I wouldn’t because I’m married now but I would if I wasn’t. That’s the way to go. Maybe you’ll get married at 70 in your next life. I think not marrying might be a nice change. (We hope they meet in the next life!) We’ll do Seokjin next. My wife that Jaeseok set me up with. I’d go on that blind date again if I went back in time. 1, 2, 3. He can’t answer. That means it’s a no. Let’s move on. – Is he allowed to not answer? / – Moving on. They both contact you. Who do you go to first? Zo Insung or Yu Jaeseok? 1, 2, 3. Zo Insung. What’s more important in Legendary Big Mouth? Viewer ratings or your screen time? My screen time. I hate being seen as a weakling or being unfunny? A weakling. Why a weakling? You should’ve said unfunny. You don’t want to acknowledge you’re unfunny. Now I’ll ask him the only question he couldn’t answer again. My wife that Jaeseok set me up with. I’d go on that blind date again if I went back in time. I could meet her even if it’s not a blind date. Seokjin’s wife is too much for him. There’s quite the age gap. She keeps trying to get him to exercise. She keeps making him do stuff he hates. Just like me. My wife is a lot like Hyori. Are there things Sangsun can’t handle? If I go to the beach, I have to go in the water. He likes to just lie on the beach and listen to music. And rather than watching sports, I’d rather play them. You like running the field. But he’s like, “Why bother? Just watch it.” It’s very frustrating. And my wife… She likes to dress like Hyori on a regular basis. She wears this? Our two couples once went to see an opera together. I was shocked. It was just us and I saw an actress coming. A celebrity. It was this dress with really puffy shoulders. But it was a bit see-through. It was Seokjin’s wife. Her outfit was fancier than the cast members. I told her not to wear that. She used to be a stylist. With an outfit like that she should stay until the end. They left in the middle. They disappeared. Didn’t you say your wife was thrifty though? She is thrifty. You said she buys shoes for $20 to $30. But she buys like 150 pairs. (Buying a lot for cheap) Once I opened the shoe closet and I got hit by a pile of shoes. Just like me. I don’t like luxury brands. Same for my wife. I buy like 200 things for the same price instead. I could probably become close friends with her. You’d be great friends. You’re so alike. She’s very passionate. She is. And if they ever play samba she can’t contain her excitement. She has to dance. – She loves the samba. / – She really does. But the wife really hates it when the husband is embarrassed by her dancing. That’s why he feels she’s too much for her. Ask Sangsun if he feels that way. He could feel like that at times. He said it was fine. But maybe not. Maybe he doesn’t express it. The wife never knows. Even his friends know. There could be things that are hard for Sangsun.