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[INTERVIEW] Boy band BEAST - Part 3

Date: 2010.04.15

 INTERVIEW Boy band BEAST - Part 3

10: I heard some things have improved in your living quarters since your success.
Dong-woon: We have a gas stove now.
Jun-hyung: We have a TV. And a dishwasher.
Dong-woon: And a waste-disposal unit.
Yo-seop: We also have a veranda.
Jun-hyung: The best part is that we can all eat altogether in the living room...

10: What on earth was it like at your previous place?
Jun-hyung: Impossible to live in? (laugh) The halls were so narrow that not even two people could pass through. At first, it wasn't as bad but after going to autograph sessions we would get more gifts than we had expected from our fans. We didn't have a separate storage space for them so we would just pile it up but now we have a large living room and a veranda. Also, a long time ago, whenever we had to prepare for a schedule it would be chaos two hours in advance because we only had one small bathroom and the washing machine was in there as well. But now we have two bathrooms and the washing machine is in a different spot!

10: You guys truely look happy. (laugh) Before making your debut, "MTV B2ST" showed that all six of you slept together in one bedroom. What is it like now?
Dong-woon: It's still the same. We could have split into two groups but we just decided to sleep in one room.

10: So who sleeps in the bunk bed below the fluorescent lights this time?
Du-jun: It's still me. But it's okay because now the light is further away and the ceiling is higher.
Yo-seop: It's not exactly the fluorescent light that tans your skin but more of a soft light. (laugh)

10: Has your life changed a lot from before though because you live in a new place and have busier schedules?
Jun-hyung: Du-jun is the busiest because he sometimes goes abroad and the emptiness we feel from the leader not being around is quite big. Even though we all have our individual schedules and we don't stay at the house for a long time, it still feels cozy. Before, our living quarters felt more of a place to just sleep at but now it feels like I actually get some rest there. It really does feel like home.

10: I think living for a long time together and practice your dance moves together for long hours must help increase your teamwork and chemistry.
Hyun-seung: Of course. The performance for "Shock" is cool but it wouldn't work without even one of us missing so I came to realize how important each of our members are. I think we've become a lot closer while promoting "Shock," but we were close from the beginning as well. (laugh)

10: Besides your activities as a group, what other aspects of entertainment would you like to pursue?
Gi-kwang: The most important thing right now is to promote our new album but I would like to focus more on singing and dancing.
Yo-seop: The first thing for me is to be acknowledged as a vocalist. And I first came in touch with music by Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight so I would like to study their genre of songs again. Lately, I've been interested in modern rock so I want to try being in a band too.
Dong-woon: I want to do radio, reality shows and variety shows! I really want to do them. I want to show the natural side to myself off stage.
Jun-hyung: I think Dong-woon must feel that he missed out on a lot because he's at the age where he should be hanging out with friends and going to school but hasn't been able to because of his career.
Du-jun: I am satisfied with what we are doing now, but if I was greedy I would like to try various things to make BEAST more popular.
 INTERVIEW Boy band BEAST - Part 3
10: Jun-hyung, how did it feel making your debut as a star singer in "High Kick?"
Jun-hyung: First of all, I was very embarrassed. The day before we went into shoot, I met actress Yoo In-na and discussed on what we would do. But I was very close to her in the first scene that I shot with her so I became so nervous that I sweated more than I usually do when I danced. When I was in high school, I performed in numerous plays but it is completely different from shooting a sitcom. I wanted to show what I can do when I first decided to take on the show but after receiving the script for it, saw that I only had three short lines...and we had to shoot the scenes quickly without any delay. In the end, there wasn't much that I could show the audience. (laugh)

10: What was the reaction from Gi-kwang, who had also appeared in "High Kick?"
Gi-kwang: I was just watching from the side.
Jun-hyung: He was off on the side snickering. He didn't react in particular but watched as he usually does while snickering, then just disappeared saying he has to go into shoot too.

10: Jun-hyung, you had already displayed your rapping abilities in HyunA's song "Change."
Jun-hyung: At that time, I was thinking that I want to show I can harmonize well with others too, even outside of BEAST. I usually like to write my own lyrics for my rap but when HyunA was working on "Change," I had such a busy schedule that I ended up joining in after the song was complete so I was a bit disappointed about that. Once, I performed with K.Will and he asked me if I want to write my own lines but I gave up because I only had one day to prepare the chorus for the already laid out MR. I couldn't mess up his performance. I hope I'll have more opportunities to show my abilities.

10: Are there any rappers or producers that you would like to work with?
Jun-hyung: I started enjoying rap when I was in high school and I really liked Supreme Team. The two were both pursuing solo careers back then but when they released a mixed tape together I became a big fan. I became close with the senior rappers of Supreme Team while we were in the final stages of promoting our song "Mystery," all the members of our group became close with Supreme Team after Simon D and Gi-kwang did "Hot Brothers" together for a radio show. He told me that if I have a hard time writing the lyrics for a rap I can call him any time, and of course I would like to work with them. But I'm still embarrassed to rap in front of them because they were my idols. (laugh)

10: Yo-seop and Gi-kwang, you two are high school friends. What were you like in school? .
Yo-seop: When we were in high school, Gi-kwang was a trainee under JYP and there were many times he would hand in an official letter and leave class. As for me, I didn't do much and I did everything the school told us to do. I was in the band but I was also envious of Gi-kwang whenever he left...
Jun-hyung: I don't think he has any memories of school. Honestly, I bet you only saw Gi-kwang sleeping. (laugh)
Yo-seop: Yeah. He would always sleep. (laugh) He wouldn't sleep on the desks but he would be sleeping while hugging the music stand. Practice would always end really late.
Jun-hyung: Gi-kwang has made a habit of practicing long hours and after he signed with Cube Entertainment and began preparing his debut as AJ he would still be practicing even after we left.

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