6th Japanese single ‘HAPPY DAYS’ will be released on 11/18/2015 (Jinyoung’s Birthday), this will be an original song composed by Jinyoung!
One year ago, B1A4’s Jinyoung did a photoshoot and interview for @star1 September issue with his members. When we asked him if he remembered us after all the photoshoots and interviews he would have done in the past year, he prettily answered, “Of course I remember! Have you been well?” All throughout the filming, he had very shy smiles as though he was embarrassed, but once you get to know him, he is interesting and leads the atmosphere at the set well, making him a born leader. With a mysterious gaze and high concentration levels, paired with a perfect bodyline, the Jinyoung in front of a camera is a model that every editor is greedy for.
Q. It’s been a year since the photoshoot for the September 2014 issue of @star1.
The moment I heard of this schedule, I recalled last year’s photoshoot. That time, it was done with the members, but this time I’m alone. I think many things have changed in the past year. Be it appearance, or personality, I think I’ve matured. Look, (as he lifts up the cover page of the September 2014 issue) it’s different starting from my hair color.
Q. Looking at how there’s no controversy about bad acting, it seems like you have secured your spot as an acting-dol.
Acting is actually something that I’ve prepared for since middle school, as I shuttled between Chungju and Seoul. I think the experiences from then helped me a lot.
Q. All alone?
I can’t possibly have a friend or family member travel that long distance with me every time. I think it was since then that I got used to doing things alone, and gaining a lot of responsibility.
Q. There must be times where it felt difficult to balance and do well as both a singer and actor.
I don’t feel that acting and singing are two entirely different genres. When I sing, there are times that I have to act. And when I act, I need to express emotions as if they were the lyrics of a song. So I don’t try to differentiate them as 2 separate entities, instead trying to do well at what I’m tasked to do.
Q. You also composed and wrote lyrics for ‘Sweet Girl’. Are the lyrics of falling in love your own story?
Yes it’s my personal story, but from the past. Most of the lyrics I’ve written are from experience. I like to imagine too, but listeners are able to identify more with lyrics written from real life experience. If I hit a certain limit when writing lyrics from just my own experience, I prefer to continue writing after listening to the stories of others instead of imagining the rest of the story.
Q. As compared to Baro and Sandeul, we don’t see you as often on variety programs. Is that also a strategy?
Rather than a strategy, I think the company also has some kind of plans for us. Actually I’m a really interesting person. Talkative and easily excited. But of course it doesn’t compare to Sandeul. That’s why I do not feel any burden if I were to appear on a variety program, but I guess it is a consideration of the company for me to focus more on singing and acting.
Q. We wish to see you on reality variety programs such as MBC Real Men and SBS Law of the Jungle like Baro did.
I’m also curious as to how I will change upon facing such extreme situations on those reality variety programs. I think there are many sides to me that I’m not aware of either. But I’m not sure if I will be able to do as well as Baro did. He is a friend who does well at everything, so I guess I need to learn a lot more as I do my monitoring.
Q. Recently cooking variety programs are the trend. I think you will match the cooking concept pretty well too.
Usually I do like cooking. My father enjoys cooking, so I think I was influenced by that. The time spent eating something I cooked deliciously all together is really nice.
Q. Oh, what kind of food?
Aglio olio! I also cook a decent kimchi pork duruchigi.
Q. Then you must enjoy watching cooking programs!
Yes, I enjoy watching JTBC 'Please Take Care of My Refrigerator’, it’s really fun.
Q. Is there a variety program you definitely want to go out on?
Um, if I had to choose, then it would be MBC 'My Little Television’. In the time I’m given, I want to compose a song alongside the viewers. The characteristic of MLT is that you can communicate with viewers in real time. So I think we will be able to share many good ideas. I want to write a good song by combining the ability I have and the opinions of the viewers.
Q. As we speak, I find that you have both introverted and extroverted sides to you.
I think my first impression feels very introverted. Why does everyone think that I will be an introverted? Actually I am a good mix of both. Once you get to know me, I am talkative and I express myself well, so it is a little upsetting to be misunderstood. I’m someone with a reverse charm.
Q. How do you act when you are amongst unfamiliar people?
I try to be the leader. I am action-oriented, when showing leadership amongst people. Rather than going with the flow, I tend to step up as leader and voice my stand.
Q. How about when you are in front of the person you like? I think you will have a different charm as your character Ray Kim in Mnet drama 'Perservance Goo Haera’.
Um, I’m quite the warm person in front of the person I like. Quite like Ray Kim.
Q. Are you closer to being a 'kind guy’ or a 'bad boy’?
I’m closer to be a kind guy. I don’t think my personality will allow for me to be a 'bad boy’. Even if I say something that the other party dislikes but is sorry about, I become even more sorry to them. I cannot stand the other party being sorry to me. It’s better for me to be sorry.
Q. Do you think in a relationship, there needs to be 'push and pull’?
Absolutely not. It’s a waste of time. There’s not even enough time just being in love.
Q. Is there a member that you would introduce to your elder sister?
(After a very long time) CNU. In my opinion, CNU is really warm and will only love one person at a time. (laugh) I hope my elder sister meets a person like that.
Q. Do you have any other plans as an actor or singer?
Rather than a plan, I tend to think that I should catch all my opportunities well if they come to me. For that, I am working hard practicing and preparing in various genres. I’ll show you many good sides of myself so please look forward to it.
Q. Let’s see each other again. Since we’ve met twice, we should make it thrice.
Of course. I had a lot of fun during the photoshoot today. Let’s have all the members on during our next photoshoot. See you!
Source: atstar1 / Translation Credits: skipfire
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B1A4‘s Gongchan has been cast as the male lead in an upcoming web drama entitled “Delicious Love (literal translation),” marking his official acting debut.
According to a representative of his agency WM Entertainment, Gongchan will play the male lead character Ha Rin who falls in love at first sight with the female lead.
Based on a web novel of the same name, “Delicious Love” follows the perfect love story of a man who knows how to cook and a girl who knows how to eat.
The expectations are high for Gongchan’s acting debut due to the great success of his fellow members Baro and Jinyoung. Earning praise from both the public and industry experts, the two skyrocketed to fame through “Reply 1994″ and “Miss Granny.”
Source (1) / soompi.com
B1A4 has become the face for Bbongdderak Pizza.
Chosen as exclusive models.
Hello. This is Bbongdderak Pizza. ★Daebak situation★ Something big has happened at Bbongdderak Pizza! The five sweet boys B1A4 have been chosen as Bbongdderak Pizza’s models!!! Clap clap clap. They will be with Bbongdderak Pizza for the next year.
B1A4 has received love with sweet songs like ‘Sweet Girl’, 'Solo Day’, and 'Lonely’. With their healthy and bright image, they are the nation’s idols who gain lots of love from people of all ages.
We look forward to the fantastic combination of Bbongdderak’s healthy feeling and B1A4’s light happy image.
Like a menu filled with toppings of the things Koreans love the most, B1A4 is also filled with a variety of charms! Please look forward to what marketing we will carry out.
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
Ever since our debut, I’ve always been interested in musicals. I was the first to try acting amongst the members, and am attending the Theatre and Film department in university. But Sandeul ended up doing a musical first. Upon seeing him on stage, my desire got even greater. However it was also me myself who rejected the offers from the musical management, because I felt the timing wasn’t right. I tend to consider very seriously whenever I attempt to start something, so I felt that if I was going to do a musical I should do it perfectly. When I did my musical debut ‘Chess’ not too long ago, the seniors said something similar too. That there are many hard working people, that it is a must to be hard working, that one must do well. But that doesn’t mean that I did very well in my first musical. Even though it wasn’t 100% perfect, but I think I did well enough for me to comfort myself that I didn’t do too bad. 'Chess’ was a production that came in when I gained some confidence. It was a point where I felt that it was time to step up to the challenge no matter whether I end up doing well or not, and also a moment where I was sorry to the fans. Since I did not do any acting ever since the one drama I did in my early days. If I had decided to do all the theatre shows, musicals and dramas offered to me back then, I think I would have been very nervous and worried.
'Chess’ revolves around chess competitions, but also touches on the ideologies of the Cold War as well as love. The role I played, Anatoly, was a world class Russian chess champion. He is someone who is inflexible as a result of living a suppressed life, but wishes to live freely. Despite him being of a different age and generation as myself, I could relate to how he remains calm and does not waver even in difficult situations. As it was a quadruple casting between Kwon hyung, SHINee’s Key and VIXX’s Ken, we were able to share our research of the character. Like myself, it was also Jaehwan’s (Ken) first musical challenge. Kwon hyung and Kibum (Key) gave us advice, telling us that we have very distinct colors and that we should express that individuality to our hearts’ desire. As for Shin Sungwoo hyung, he has the same surname and is of the same generation (in a clan) as me so I depended a lot on him. Senior Lee Gunmyung always asks me about my condition for that, as we wait backstage for a scene between Anatoly and Freddy in the early parts of the Act 1. On my last show, I recalled him asking me 'how is your condition today? Is it all right?’ so I ended up crying after hugging him. All the seniors and the hyungs, noonas and friends in the ensemble are so talent. I remember being in so much shock after my first practice session. Idols also sing as we dance, but for them it was just the basics and they were all so good at everything else beyond that too. I think the members were a little shocked after seeing me on stage. It was like how whenever I watch them act, I think to myself that 'ah, that’s not how he acts in real life’. It might have been weird seeing me not as myself but as someone else. Right, there was also feedback that I sung well. The numbers that were composed by 2 of the ABBA members had an interesting mix of classical and pop music style, and even the seniors found it difficult. People said that they felt a surge of electricity in themselves when they heard me sing the final number of Act 1, 'Anthem’.
Source: shin'dot / Translation Credits: skipfire / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
B1A4′s Jinyoung stated that he wants to appear on MBC’s My Little Television.
During his interview after his @STAR1 photoshoot, Jinyoung mentioned that he wishes to appear on MBC’s My Little Television. He stated, “in the time given, I want to write a song with the people in the chatroom. By combining my skills and the viewers’ opinions, I wish to make a good song in that time.”
Additionally, when met with a question about wanting to see him on a reality entertainment program such as MBC’s Real Men or SBS’ Laws of the Jungle like fellow member Baro, Jinyoung stated, "I’m also curious about how I might change when I come across an extreme situation.” While laughing shyly he added, “but I don’t know if I can do as well as Baro.” Furthermore he stated, “Baro really excels in everything. I should learn from watching him,” showing affection towards his member and donsaeng Baro.
In the 10th edition of @STAR1 that will be released this coming 21st, Jinyoung participated in a photoshoot that had a ‘Jinyoung from a strange world’ concept with Sejung’s casual ‘HERITORY’ brand. In this coming 10th edition, you can read the honest story about Jinyoung’s life in acting, hobbies, and true personality.
Source: XSportsNews / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one
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Response to BANA Show-off Writing Contest!!Hello~
This is Sandeul Hehe
Because of ‘Haeyo’-nim who won the BANA show-off writing contest today, I’ve come to write a response like this for BANA!!
Thank you ‘Haeyo’-nim!!
My writing skills are lacking… but please know!! it is my truth~
[T/N: He wrote a poem response, where each line starts with the specific letter. He used letters from ‘비원에이포 바나’ (bi-won-a-e-po ba-na), translations underneath]
Among similar people
원하는 것들을 이뤄나가고 서로의 마음
We strive to achieve our goals, and for the wounds in our hearts
에있는 상처들을 치유해주는
We are able to heal each other’s wounds
이런 사람들이 나는 좋다
I like these people
포근하고…따뜻하다 바나와 함께라면…
It’s comfy… and warm when I am with BANA…
바로 볼 수있고 함께 한다는 것…
To be able to see and be with each other…
나에게만 중요한 것은 아니겠지요…?
It’s not just important to me, right…?
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one
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GC: Shall we begin right away? Especially for Shinwoo hyung, even if they’re covered, his shoulders… shoulder gangster!
CNU: When you’re tired, lean on my shoulders… *reveals*(
BR: They’re so broad)
(BR caresses CNU’s arm)
CNU: Why are you doing this?
BR: Am I next? *stands up*
SD: Is that why you wore torn pants?
BR: I didn’t know what we’d do here at TheSTAR, but we work well together~ (GC: In what aspect?) I’ll show you. *reveals his knee*
SD: It was your knee!? Not your thigh? (BR: I’ll move it up)
GC: You can see those thigh muscles!
BR: Do you want to sit here for a ride? Dinga dinga dinga~*repeats* (everyone laughs) Come on baby~
SD: You can’t win that.
GC: This perfectly shows his entertaining side and his athletic side.
BR: My nieces/nephews like my thighs. I always put them on and do dinga dinga~ for them. But if you wish, it’s even possible with two people. Dinga dinga dinga…
SD: That’s intense… dinga dinga…
JY: for me… it’s like this… *reveals his arm*
(Caption: “arm… arm veins!!!!!!”)
JY: It’s like I finished work and at home I’m thinking while on the computer. *poses* You have to show this much… “Things aren’t working out today… Honey, a cup of coffee please~”
BR: Now you’re drinking coffee…
JY: *has difficulty posing with his arm flexed*
SD: How do you drink coffee like that?
GC: Turn a bit to the side. Look at those arm veins.
JY: The coffee is good, as expected, it’s yours.
SD: I’m envious. How do you raise your arm veins? … This sucks. I have nothing.
JY: Honestly you’re a bit weird today. Why are you not confident?
SD: Confidence… you people!! Look at that! His shoulders! Those thighs, dinga dinga! Look at these arms! What do I do?? My hands??
JY: I think he’s trying to gain sympathy points.
SD: Shush! I thought of it, my hands! I have a strength! My hands are large.
(JY uses his hands to shape out a head, as SD caresses JY’s hands)
SD: Your face is so small…
BR: *high tone* Oppa’s hands are large.
SD: How can your face be this small? *continues to caress*
BR: Your hands are too big
SD: Honey you’re pretty~
BR: Sandeul’s hands have manners.
SD: If you’re with me, your face will always look small.
JY: And just like this. *goes near SD*
SD: Yes, if you’re just with me you will look small.
JY: Oh this guy…
BR: Is there even a need to? You can just stand still.
SD: It’s over, you can just stand and it’s over right?
GC: *Drops cue cards* Oh did my cards drop? *Bends down to pick them up*
SD: Wait! Do it in slow motion one more time, just once!
GC: *Drops cards and bends down again*
(Caption: Hyungs are surprised)
JY: *touches GC’s bum*
GC: For this mission, you must show us your glare that will make if difficult for a woman to fall asleep. Of the five of us, who do you think has the most lethal glare?
JY: You can say it’s me.
BR: I’m usually lethal… (JY laughs) I wish to not be anymore.
GC: What about Shinwoo-ssi?
CNU: It’s amazing.
GC: Ohh~ Shall we start with you? Please look at the camera for five seconds, in the sexiest way.
BR: *glares* I miss you.
BR: *whispers* Did you see that?
JY: I’ll cross my legs.
SD: I’ll cross mine too.
BR: Are you ready?
JY: I’m always ready. *glares* … Why? (All burst out laughing)
(Caption: “Did someone ask you something…?”)
BR: Nobody said anything!
GC: “Why do you evaluate me? Why?” (BR: “Why?”)
SD: We have to do something to make it difficult for them to sleep, right? (JY: 3, 2, 1) … *mumbles* So that… before we slept… we cooked that ramen… are you going to eat it? Are you going to eat it? Do you want to eat it? Let’s eat together… with me… what do you think? …. *whispers* Let’s eat… (Everyone whispers)
BR: It doesn’t make sense.
SD: Because with just my glare I can’t…
BR: Either way, Channie doesn’t even have to say anything~
GC: *glares and winks*
GC: I winked twice.
JY: You should have said “why” once.
SD: Should I wink? I should once. *blinks*
(Caption: “Did something go into your eye…?”)
SD: That’s it.
GC: They’re tallying the points.
BR: I think Channie will get 1st.
GC: Ah, what are you saying? I liked Baro-ssi’s glare.
BR: Channie-ssi is, even if you close your eyes…
GC: Baro-ssi, even with your sunglasses on… *handshake*
SD: Be quiet, you good-looking guys!
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one
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