Q. In an interview, you’ve named New York as the city that resembles you the most. Why is that?
A. About 3 years ago, when I went to New York Fashion Week, I said I fell for the characteristic energy of this vigorous city. The image of various ethnicities gathering and living busily was quite memorable. Or should I say, I felt an odd solidarity from seeing each true New Yorker.
Q. The location we shot at today is a traditional American diner that appeared in movies in the 80’s. We thought it would be awkward to shoot while it was open, but the customers didn’t bat an eye.
A. Haha! Honestly, the moment I came in I was taken aback, but none of the customers noticed (us). Whenever I’m in a photoshoot or acting, I fall easily into the character I’ve been given. I heard today’s concept was that of someone who “sat down at a diner after a fancy cocktail party and is endlessly missing someone”. I thought, “It’s a New Yorker no different from the people sitting there” and thus didn’t pay attention to the looks around.
Singer and actress Krystal expressed her apologies about f(x)’s comeback plans. On the 18th, Krystal sat down with journalists at the SM Communication Center and was asked about whether an f(x) comeback was in production, to which she confessed, “I suppose either the timing isn’t right or the situation isn’t right”.
“We’ve worked very hard. There were plans for something to come out in a couple of months. Didn’t turn out how we hoped.”
Matching her own feelings, whenever Krystal was asked, either at fan signings or while leaving at the airport, by fans she met, “When is an album coming out?”, she would think, “I’m really, very sorry to the fans”.
“Seeing that the fans are so tired (of waiting) is making me so sorry, and even more sorry because I’ve nothing to say to them. I’m frustrated because there’s nothing I can say.”
The other members are, of course, “Always upset”, Krystal mentioned that among the members, they often say they want to “Hurry and comeback.” and said, “We also want to release an album, the members are so attached that they want to do it.”
Despite the long comeback wait, the members’ friendship didn’t change. Instead, during these times, they’ve grown closer, like a family.
When asked how the members received her latest drama, tvN ‘Prison Playbook’, Krystal responded sullen. It was the appearance of an f(x) maknae who’s upset at her unnies.
“Members! One of us (Luna) is doing a musical! When I meet another one (Amber) I can’t understand her! Another one (Victoria) is in China! They didn’t see my drama! (laugh) But since we always keep in touch, I receive lots of ‘Be careful of colds’, ‘Filming is tough, isn’t it?’, ‘We’ll come to play’. But they don’t watch my drama!”
Especially, when Amber visited the set of tvN ‘Bride of the Water God’, “She came and asked, ‘What is your character?’. To which I said, ‘Me? I’m a goddess’, and she said, ‘Well then, you don’t have to practice'”, she revealed, laughing.
Sulli, who is building her career as a beauty icon and an actress, adorns the cover for the August issue of fashion magazine <Grazia>. In the beauty pictorial, she applied five colors of Estee Lauder’s ‘Love Lipstick’ and used different expressions and moods for each. Despite the busy schedule after the release of <Real>, she lead the set’s atmosphere with her bubbly charm and showed off her ‘refreshing’ and ‘alluring’ looks.
When Sulli was asked about the directions on how to have pretty lips like hers, she gave an amusing answer, “I apply the lipstick a few hours before I go out to let the color stain my lips. When I think that ‘This is my color for today!’, I decide what lip color I should use before I start to dress up. My face [make-up] should be done before I dress up”. On the same day, Sulli used Estee Lauder’s burgundy-colored ‘Love Lipstick’ named ‘Rose Excess’ for the cover. It suits August issue the best because this is where the summer ends while the autumn awaits. In addition, Sulli also used a dark autumn color lipstick close to aubergine (eggplant color). “I thought that ‘Since when did dark lips match me this well?’. I guess my face matches heavy colors”, Sulli expressed her thoughts about the shoot.
Q: You’ve been showing your singer-songwriter image since your solo album that you wrote&composed was released last year. What does showcasing your own songs mean to you?
Music had been my hobby before debuting, after debuting I kept being asked why I didn’t write my own songs, despite being a singer. So I played my songs around and the response was positive. I wanted to tell the stories I couldn’t tell during f(x) promotions. I use music as a way to express my life.
Q: It seems like it wasn’t easy to show who you are. Your image on your Youtube channel ‘What The Pineapple’, where you upload videos you’ve made, is very natural.
Ah, you’ve seen them! A few years after debuting I felt like people had made their own images of me. Some people would call me ‘strong’, others would call me ‘surprisingly quiet’. Since there are people who see me for who I am, I feel like I got greedy. A greed to say ‘Now It’s really me’.
Q: Why did you choose to film with your friends at home or at a broadcast station with no help and upload to Youtube?
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