2NE1 - Choc (May) Magazine Interview!
Q: Due to fans’s warm welcome and coming to Taipei to perform again, how is this concert different from the past in terms of preparation and feelings?
CL: This concert we have prepared many new song performances, the stages are also
newly designed. It is a totally different performance,we hope to bring everyone a
totally new experience!
Q: Among the members who have weird or funny habits?
CL: Erms… this is a hard choice, because there is too many~~ Everyone is not normal
(Haha). For instance Bom, when she talks she will have special hand guestures.
Q: Everyone said that seeing your charismatic appearance, will make them a little afraid?
CL: Looks like it~~ But actually I am not like that. I actually like to do ageyo but it’s in a different way, it feels like a guy!
Q: Member’s age and personality are very different. As the leader, which aspect do you feel you put a lot effort in managing?
CL: Everyone’s age is different, but I am considered in the middle so I will gather
everyone’s opinion and I feel this is something I should do!
Q: Is there anything else you would like do apart from music?
CL: I would like to become someone’s wife, have my own kid. But it feels this is something to be done in the future. Other than this, there isn’t much I would like to do now. To me music is everything now.
Q: When you first saw the title song choreography, what was your reaction?
DARA: When I first saw it, in my heart: Wa! How long do I need to memorise it? We started at midnight
and completed it around 3/4am. Come Back Home choreography is definitely fresh and unique,
it couldn’t be forgotten once you see it!
Q: Which is your favourite song in this album?
DARA: Truthfully it is very hard to choose which is my favourite~~ But if I really have to choose, I like songs with lyrics that allow people to have a connection with it! It would be Good To You, I
really like the lyrics in this song.
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
DARA: I am afraid people will laugh at me at the superpower I choose~~ Actually I want to have the invisible power! But will tease saying that I would want to go to public baths!
Q: Do you have any brand you would like to endorse?
DARA: I think I am driving expert! But other people do not think so~ If anyone who is going to make
such commercial, feel free to look for me!
Q: What kind of actions that a guy does, you will feel its handsome?
DARA: It has been a long time since I dated… So regarding this part, I am a little slow. I am worried
that one day seeing a guy’s handsome action, I would have no feeling towards it. (Hahaha!)
Q: This round coming to Taiwan, did you eat any Taiwan dishes that felt like eating again or places that you felt like vising?
DARA: Bubble tea that I am drinking now~~ Just now I also ate Ding Tai Fung fried rice! This time, I really want to go to Jiufen (a place in Taiwan) which appeared in the cartoon “Spirited Away“. In the cartoon.
the scenery is beautiful, so I would like to go there and take a look!
Q: Releasing another album after 4 years, how do you feel and whats so special about the album~?
BOM: In this album CL composed and written lyrics for 5 songs. Especially title song “Come Back Home” is super nice! This album “CRUSH” is full of 2NE1′s character and spirit, hope everyone will like it!
Q: What is the best part of being 2NE1′s member?
BOM: Firstly, the relationship between us is really good! Although everyone has their own character, everyone is different. But once we come together, it will have a sense of unity, it is great that we can sing and dance together!
Q: Being an artist, what is the most difficult part?
BOM: Not to disappoint fan’s expectation, often I have to come up with new creativity and learn new things. To me, because of everyone’s high expectation, besides my singing ability, also pay attention to my dressing and constantly upgrading my own fashion sense!
Q: Is the stage outfits and your own style similar?
BOM: It is getting more and more similar? Compared to the past, I like flashy outfits more now, so I feel like it is getting similar.
Q: Type of men you like?
BOM: Fashionable and stylish or men who are serious at work. Once I have a target I like, I will not hesitate to woo him!
Q: Is there anything you would like to say towards your Taiwan’s fans?
BOM: Releasing album “CRUSH” after 4 years, the songs are really good! And thank you Taiwanese Blackjacks for their support! Hope they will continue to support 2NE1 in the future!!
Q: Talking about makeup techniques, members said that Bom is an expert. What are the special points to take note when you are doing your makeup?
BOM: Because I put more emphasis my eyes, so I will draw my eyeliner in a more obvious way, and the blusher when you are doing a Korean style makeup. Dara pays more attention to using blusher to give her a natural look. So when it is done, it gives off a healthy complexion!
Q: Every time when 2NE1 takes the stage, outfit are always a different feeling, what is the album’s concept this round?
MINZY: The 4 of us like street fashion clothings, but to retain each member’s style. So I dyed my hair red and wore red coloured outfits, giving everyone a strong impression. CL’s outfit is like lion or tiger, showing off queen’s street fashion!
Q: What are your hobby?
MINZY: I like to collect Gundam figurines and recently remote controlled cars! While playing it, I accidentally hit Dara’s leg!
Q: Due to fan’s warm expectation and coming to Taipei to perform, how did you prepare it differently?
MINZY: In the posters, 2NE1 looks like we are in the universe and going somewhere together, feels like embarking on a new journey. These promotional pictures are the theme for the World Tour and the new album. The most special part about this World Tour is collaboration stage with world renowned choreographer Travis Payne!!
Q: Heard that you cooking expert, what are your best dishes?
MINZY: Unable to cook often sine we are so busy, but I am good at cooking Korean dishes. I could only cook for the members as I don’t have someone whom I am dating.
Q: Are you the kind of person whom will confess?
MINZY: Based on my character, I will confess! But I wouldn’t say it directly: I like you. But using other methods to let him know!
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