| INTERVIEW | IU and Song Joong Ki in May issue of Nylon magazine | 11/04/18 |

Discussion in 'Every Sweet Word' started by squishyblob, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. squishyblob

    squishyblob Translators Staff Member


    +Song Joong Ki
    Presently, in the studio, over 50 staff members are busy getting ready. Indeed, it's a setting fit for the popular couple. Song Joong Ki, who arrived slightly later than IU, is wearing in a denim shirt and denim pants. Even though the combination of 'denim+denim' is not an easy style to pull off, seeing as how he manages to do so successfully, it seems we can expect nothing less of Song Joong Ki. With his hair cut so short, it brings attention to his pale long neck attracts all the more. He goes around the studio to greet everyone politely, even the young female staffer who emerges from the restroom. He checks whether there's enough circulation in the tube which IU is to sit in, monitors how well their photos turn out, and looks over which props are to be used for the photoshoot. Out of the entire staff of 50 or so people, it seems that he might just be the busiest one.

    This is your second time on a photoshoot with IU, what's it like working together?
    She's a very bubbly and cute friend of mine. If that was all that there was to her, it would be good enough, but she's humble and kind as well. I hope she continues to be that way.

    NOTE: The rest of Song Joong Ki's interview has been omitted


    IU stands before the camera. A different pose for every click of the camera shutter, she is truly something else. Having only seen her sing or play the guitar, now that I see IU posing like a real model, if even I find her to be so drop-dead gorgeous, then surely her uncle fans would be going insane right about now. The uncle fans amongst the studio staff gaze onward with delight. There's even an uncle fan who was unconsciously mimicking IU's expressions. Soon after, he became so excited that he was covering his mouth with his hands. When she wasn't having her photos taken, IU looked to be slightly worn out. With such a grueling schedule in these past few months, even the strongest man on earth would have trouble coping. Covering her knees with a blanket, she'll be sitting quietly by herself, but as soon as she steps onto the set, she is doing splits and even jumping into the air. Since she's learning how to figure skate, she seems to be trying to show all she's got today.

    Did you have a good night's sleep?
    These days, I'm getting plenty of rest.

    That's a relief. From what I saw earlier, Song Joong Ki seems to really take care of you.
    He's very attentive and has good manners. Even during the photoshoot, because he was leading me well, I feel comfortable around him.

    How have you been recently?
    I've been doing a lot of photoshoots and CFs. Recently, I resumed lessons on harmony and guitar, and I'm studying English and Japanese as well.

    I've always thought that you look very pretty when you're playing the guitar.
    I started taking lessons during my 3rd year of middle school and even now, I'm still learning. I like Corinne Bailey Rae, and watching her play the guitar made me want to work even harder.

    Not too long ago, didn't the two of you perform on stage together?
    Words cannot express how wonderful that experience was for me. I had the opportunity to stand on stage together with the very person who got me into music.

    What kind of advice did she give you?
    She said that it's important to find my own true colors. I could feel that she was looking out for me and treating me sincerely.

    It seems that you have many worries and ambitions for your next album.
    It'll be boring if I do something similar to the last album. I want to show an image of myself developing and maturing. It won't be a 180 degree transformation, but there will definitely be changes.

    How was your experience as an actor in 'Dream High'?
    The atmosphere on the set was nice and I enjoyed it. Though my body was tired, it was fun, so I kept wanting to go back there again.

    What was it that made it so fun?
    Singing can be a bit abstract, but in contrast, acting requires me to express emotions directly through my lines, and I have to go all out with my actions. Also, I had to portray someone who wasn't me, as if it were me.

    During your promotional activites, your personality seems to have changed a lot.
    I've become brighter and perkier. As I encountered more people, I naturally changed, but it also occurred to me that I needed to change somewhat on my own.

    I hear that you're learning to figure skate. It seems like you'll really suit the ice rink.
    I'm learning figure skating for a variety show I'm about to participate in. Due to my schedule, it's difficult for me to practice everyday, but whenever I have the time, I try to go.

    What will IU be doing 10 years from now?
    I'll probably be preparing for marriage. At that time, I hope to have by my side, a family guy who is thoughtful and reliable.

    Translation: squishyblob @ WeHeartIU
    Editing: janeberryblue @ WeHeartIU
    Source: Nylon magazine, May 2011 issue
  2. phoung

    phoung Donators

    really like her hair and clothing in this photoshoot
    can't wait to see her do figure skating
    it will be kute with her clumsiness eheheh
    and awww she wants to marry at 27-29?
    i hope she will find her guy by that time
    "...a family guy who is thoughtful and reliable."?
    hmh taeyang? loz (maybe it's just me dreaming)
    anyway thanks for translating
  3. chromo44

    chromo44 Donators

    It's so weird to think of IU 10 years from now... I hope she has a SUPER successful and long-lasting career! :) and that she manages to find happiness and some sense of normality as she grows older. :)
  4. fIUshbones

    fIUshbones Hearters

    awesome description of what it must feel like to see IU doing her photoshoots. It's nice to hear that she's getting more rest and studying english.. I can only hope where this could lead her career in the future.

    Thanks squishyblob for all your hard work, you've really contributed a lot since joining the staff <3.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta become a thoughtful and reliable family guy
  5. jmillyu

    jmillyu Moderator Staff Member

    aw i knew IU was the type of person to work hard during photoshoots,
    still seems like she needs some more rest though :/
    and yah it's really strange thinking of IU as a 29 yearold^^
    glad she's growing as a person and artist~
    thanks for translating you're working really hard squishyblob! :D
  6. margot

    margot Hearters

    It's funny but after seeing some of IU's photoshoot footage or pictures, I have also tried to reproduce some of her expressions. Not got close to any, of course. She is just so naturally talented and cute that it's inevitable for the cameras (and those behind them) to fall for her charms. No point of comparison hehehe.

    As for learning japanese and english, I guess it's hinting which markets she is aiming to enter with her music. For english especially It would be a deligth for international fans.
  7. Block-ster

    Block-ster Hearters

    Totally the casual yet lovely and beautiful style. :D
    Hmmm... I can't help but to wonder if this is really true. HAHAHA, she seems really tired to me. T.T
    And a 29 years old IU? I'm starting to wonder how it will be like. But no matter what, we will still be there supporting her! XD

    Thanks for the awesome translation! (;
  8. Celi

    Celi Hearters

    IU is so hard working. I can't imagine myself doing even only half of her activities.
    It must be hard, but she loves what she's doing though. That's a relief.
    And looking forward for Skater IU! <3
  9. batheinkerosene

    batheinkerosene Hearters

    IU is such an inspiration, she does so much and her performance in all these activities are more that great!~
  10. tk198

    tk198 Moderator Staff Member

    on your screen
    I really hope that she is getting alot of sleep, especially after her Good Day and The Story Only I Didn't Know promotions.
    She sure knows what to look for in a husband, but 10 years is quite a long time :p

    Thanks for translating squishy
  11. Pooh98

    Pooh98 Hearters

    really like her hair and clothing in this photoshoot
    can't wait to see her do figure skating
    it will be kute with her clumsiness eheheh
    and awww she wants to marry at 27-29?
  12. john_ttj93

    john_ttj93 Hearters

    Has anyone seen the latest interview between joong ki and IU?
  13. IUwithme

    IUwithme Hearters

    thanks for the translation...
    i really like to read about IU interview...
    her answers are really good..
    it seems like song jong ki and IU are close to each other now..
    and i can't wait for her next album...
  14. HyukMo

    HyukMo Hearters

    IU is so mature and a naturally good speaker.
    You can tell she thinks before she speaks.
    Her words a wise and deep!
    Something not many people are blessed with!

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