Happy to be together on Happy Together! – Let’s get it! / – Hello. – Come on. / – It’s good to see you. A few days ago, Korea recorded – the highest temperature in 111 years. / – It was hot. – Due to the heatwave, / – That’s right. – like us, the viewers must be exhausted. / – Right. How do you guys beat the heat? – I… / – I know. – I’m sure you’re doing well. / – Yes. – His love and the heatwave… / – I’m jealous. That’s a good way to beat the heat. Right. One of the ways the viewers beat the heat is by reading a heartwarming story about Jaeseok. – What is it? / – It cools you down. – He donated to Utoro. / – Yes. – Let’s give him a hand. / – No, no. – You did / – No. a good deed that others rarely do, – and you deserve respect. / – Thanks. – Hyeongyeong seems excited today. / – I dressed up. She’s all dressed up. You look like a beekeeper. How could you say that? I got a call from our staff member. – I’m also a guest today. / – Really? Are you here as a guest today? Yes. A little bit of both. Today’s theme tells me why she’s a guest. – Really? / – Yes. The theme is “Eye-catching Scene-stealer Special”. – My goodness. / – I’m curious. Let’s bring them out. Please come out! – All right. / – Come on. – Welcome. / – Seo Hyorim! – Hello. / – Kang Giyeong. E Xia. And Lee Junghyun. Lee Junghyun. – Hello. / – Welcome. – Hello. / – Oh, my. Mother. – “Mother”? / – Hello. – He’s here. / – It was a year ago. – I’m glad he’s here. / – He’s so popular. – It’s nice to meet you. / – You, too. She draws attention whenever she’s on TV with her bubbly charms. Her dramas and variety shows are all successful. Trend Queen, Seo Hyorim! Seo Hyorim! My goodness. In “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”, he kept calling the CEO. His performance entertained everyone. The clumsy but charming and funny – Kang Giyeong! / – All right. – Hello, everyone. / – Welcome. She played Lee Byunghun’s mother in “Mr. Sunshine”. Her screen presence was short but full of impact. The icon of first love, – E Xia! / – E Xia! E Xia! I bet you have searched him on the internet. – I have. / – Me, too. He played a Japanese soldier in “Mr. Sunshine”. His unbelievable presence gave everyone goosebumps. Lee Junghyun! We have one more guest to introduce, right? – Do we? / – Yes. (That’s me.) She created a new paradigm of acting. Her excessive expression of emotions helped her draw attention. Happy Together’s queen, – Eom Hyeongyeong! / – Eom Hyeongyeong! Our today’s guests are all incredible. Do you all realize how popular you are? Hyorim, do you realize how popular you are? I only appeared in the drama very briefly as a cameo, but the response was really good, so I was very surprised. – Were you surprised? / – Yes. How about you, Giyeong? I don’t think people knew my name before. But after “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”, more people recognized me. People didn’t recognize me when I wore sunglasses, – but it’s different now. / – They recognize you. They recognize my voice. Giyeong and I… Has it been five years? We appeared in a TV commercial – That’s right. / – for a finance company. – Do you remember him? / – I remember Giyeong. – He was right next to me. / – I played his brother. – He played my brother. / – Actually, he has a similar bone structure to Jaeseok. He’s right behind me. Look. – They really look alike. / – They look the same. – That’s Giyeong. / – They look the same. Jaeseok seems to be immersed in his character. He’s a great actor. He also looks like the goalkeeper. – Jo Hyeonwoo? / – Yes. – Jo Hyeonwoo? / – He looks like Hyeonwoo. – He looks like Hyeonwoo. / – After the World Cup, – I got a lot of calls. / – From who? Han Hyojoo texted me for the first time in a while, saying she enjoyed the World Cup games. When I was acting in “I’m Not a Robot”, I read some live comments where someone said I looked like Nam Changhee. – Nam Changhee? / – He looks like Changhee. – They look alike. / – My goodness. – He looks like Changhee. / – In fact, – as I’m sitting here, / – He looks like Changhee. – I can see his profile. / – Right. – He looks like Changhee. / – They look so much alike. He looks like many celebrities. He’s a handsome version of Changhee. (He looks like many celebrities.) – It was a joke. / – When I heard they’d come here together, I felt a bit embarrassed. – Why? / – They had a kiss scene in the drama. And I heard it was Giyeong’s – first kiss scene. / – It was his first time. It was my first time since my debut. Hyorim was my partner. I felt awkward – and embarrassed, but… / – Relax. Don’t be nervous. – Okay. / – Look at them. – Hyorim seems relaxed. / – She helps him calm down. Hyorim, how many kiss scenes – have you filmed? / – Please be honest. – Well, I… / – Countless times. – That’s not true. / – She’s relaxed. – She has more experience. / – Right. It wasn’t your typical kiss scene. – Was it unusual? / – It was a passionate one. – It was almost like a love scene. / – Exactly. – And the girl leads it. / – You did? – Yes. / – I hadn’t done it before. As it was a guest appearance, I felt awkward on set, and I was – pressured to do well. Moreover, / – I see. I had to lead the scene. You don’t lead a kiss in real life, right? Oh, dear. I want the man to lead it. – So she does lead a kiss. / – She seems… – She’s very honest. / – Right. – Hyorim is so cool. / – She’s honest. I heard Giyeong ad-libbed in many of his scenes. “Hey, Owner. You, Youngjoon.” The viewers liked it when I called him like this. Was it your idea? Did you go off script? “Hey, Owner” was written in the script. But as I repeated it, – the writer used it more. / – I see. – You made it work. / – I heard you improvised a line, and it ruined the mood on set. – That’s embarrassing. / – Well… Secretary Seol, played by Yewon, made a lot of mistakes in front of me. She spilled juice and dropped a cake on me. So I came up with an ad-lib. “You don’t like me, do you, Secretary Seol?” – You said that to Yewon? / – Yes. I was the only person who was laughing. – Everyone else was shocked. / – I know what it’s like. – My goodness. / – She’s laughing so hard. The director came up to me with a pale face and said we should take that part out. How did Yewon react? Yewon was calm. – She was calm. / – She was cool about it. – He said only he laughed. / – It was too much. I could see how his ad-lib killed the mood. – Exactly. / – It wasn’t good. Giyeong, I heard you’re slow-witted. There was a rumor that the lead actors were dating. – Only you didn’t know. / – Everyone else knew. – You had no idea. / – I heard the rumor – two or three days before the drama ended. / – I see. – Right before it ended? / – Yes. Many people asked me about them, but I don’t even believe it. Even in other projects. I’ve heard a lot of rumors about the lead actors. – I understand. / – Didn’t you feel like something was going on between them? At first, Seojun addressed Minyoung formally on set. I do remember that. – Like “Ms. Park”? / – Yes. I thought they were keeping a distance, but there was a rumor they were dating. You were too busy coming up with ad-libs. – He didn’t care. / – He thought of ad-libs. – That’s right. / – He didn’t care. – Of course. / – Xia’s screen time was much too short. – It was, but she left a strong impression. / – Right. She played Byunghun’s mother in “Mr. Sunshine”. – That’s right. / – In his childhood scenes. When I got the offer, I found out I’d die. I wished I could appear longer in the drama. I didn’t put on makeup as I played a slave. I couldn’t wear makeup, so I was worried I would look ugly on screen. – But I got good reviews. / – That’s right. And people loved me. I didn’t expect this. She’s a great actress because she looked completely in the drama. – Right. / – She looks so cheerful now. – She looks different now. / – Her character died very early, but she appears in flashbacks. I was supposed to appear only in the first episode, but the director split my part when editing, so I appeared in the second episode as well. I also appeared in flashbacks after that in six or seven episodes and got extra pay. – I’m so grateful. / – Do you get paid for it? Yes. We get 50 percent of our pay. – That’s a lot. / – You were so lucky. – I’m so grateful. / – You must be happy. – For flashbacks. / – Yes. – In such a short scene… / – I cried. – Hyorim cried. / – I cried. She performed so well. I looked her up online after watching it. I played the part, but I cried when I watched it. I watched it five or six times. – You were moved. / – Excuse me. – Xia, please stop it. / – I make myself laugh too. – We have that in common. / – I see. – You gave me a high-five. / – I thought Xia would thank Hyorim, but she said she was moved too. “I watched it four or five times.” I felt good when I saw Junghyun smiling so happily while listening to her story. – You understand Korean. / – You understand Korean. (Don’t think he’s Japanese because of his character.) – “You understand Korean.” / – He played Japanese… (I am Korean.) (The scene-stealer of “Mr. Sunshine”) (The actor every Korean is curious about) He made such a strong first impression. He was ranked top on the real-time rankings. – He seems a bit angry. / – I’m not angry. Junghyun, do you realize how popular you are? I’m so grateful because I didn’t expect – such a response. / – His Korean is good. I’m grateful for that. People are still showing a lot of interest even though my character already died. It’s nothing special, but he speaks fluent Korean. – It’s hard to believe. / – As we watched the drama, – it’s unexpected. / – Many people – still wonder / – He performed so well. – if he’s Japanese… / – That’s right. – You’re Korean, right? / – or Korean-Japanese. I was born in Gimje, Jeolla Province. – Really? / – Gimje? You’re so good at Japanese. When I was in college, – I studied in Japan as an exchange student. / – I see. The accent he used in the drama – was used in the past. / – I see. Saeho is an expert about Japan. – He speaks Japanese well. / – Right. Saeho, why don’t you see how well his Japanese is? – Should I speak Japanese? / – Yes. May I ask you to tell us about yourself? Sure. Hello. My name is Lee Junghyun. I studied in Japanese for one year at an international university. What do you think? Well… – I… / – You always say that. He asked, “What do you think?” I didn’t know what exactly he meant. – I meant, my Japanese. / – I see. – Your Japanese is good. / – Thank you. Since I lived in Japan when I was a child, my Japanese must be… They sound differently. When we heard your conversation, Junghyun sounded natural. But Saeho sounded like this. “Hello. I am Cho Saeho.” – I made him stand out. / – He sounded like a robot. I spoke awkwardly intentionally. – An article about him came out in Japan. / – Really? Just like in Korea, it was about if I’m Japanese. – Even in Japan? / – Really? – He’s from Gimje. / – Well… – People still mistake me too. / – He… Some people think I’m non-Korean. – Where do they think… / – When I travel overseas, some people talk to me in Chinese or Japanese. It’s the same for me. When I arrived in China, I stood in the line for foreigners but I was told to stand in the line for Chinese. (How can I stand in that line when I’m Korean?) – I understand, but… / – You look Chinese. – Junghyun went to Japan to learn judo. / – Really? I wondered how different Japanese judo is, so I went to Japan to learn it. Something happened there that made me study hard. In the Japanese constitution class, the professor said on the first day, “There’s this weird religion in Korean,” “so be careful as there are Koreans here.” – Why would he say that? / – It was the first day. – That’s so upsetting. / – Since I’m quite quick-witted, I understood what he said. I decided to complain to the professor the next week. I wanted to tell him what he said was wrong, and he should apologize to all of the students. So I practiced what I had to say. The professor apologized to me, but he didn’t apologize to the other students. I studied hard because of people like him. You wanted to correct them in Japanese. Meanwhile, another professor told me to visit him twice a week so he could teach me Japanese. – You met good people too. / – Yes. Not all were bad. There are also good people in Japan. When you watched your performance, did you think you looked evil like we did? I was too nervous to watch the drama on time. – Didn’t you watch it? / – I checked comments the next day to see if I was criticized. I would check for mean comments and verify that I wasn’t criticized before I watched. I’m just glad that people enjoyed my performance. I actually watch that drama because of my friend. Changhee is on that show. (He plays the role of a tailor shop employee.) (Yes, My Lady.) (He memorizes his line well.) (He says the famous line and leaves.) – Changhee is there. / – Yes. Have you said hi to him? I’m never at the shoot with other actors. So I’ve only met the leading actors. Are you looking down on Changhee? Are you? (Me?) (He bows down in apology.) You’re saying he’s not a leading actor. – He’s not. / – No, no. I’m not him. I’m not him. He’s only met the leading actors. This will make Changhee get up at home. Changhee is a lead supporting actor. It’s fine. That’s enough. That’s more than enough. I can’t calm myself down. I feel so upset. It’s… Xia, you said you envy Hyeongyeong for her ability at exaggerating emotions when she acts. (Does she envy Hyeongyeong?) – I… / – You’re putting her down. – No, I am not. / – You are not? I used to star in KBS daily drama series “The Unusual Family”. You have to exaggerate a bit on a daily drama. I heard. – You have to overdo it. / – You need to exaggerate. As it was my first time, it was really difficult. Acting surprised was especially hard. The director always wanted me – to overdo it even more. / – Even more. There was a scene where I almost got into an accident. The car was going to stop, and I had to be surprised. After acting, I thought it was quite enough. But the director wanted me to get surprised more. – He kept asking. / – How did you do it? Like this. – You look very surprised. / – I looked very surprised. – I was surprised too. / – I looked very surprised. I tried it five times, and each time, I looked even more surprised than before. – So I… / – What was the intensity? – It was one. / – One? – That was one. / – What’s next? – How did you do it for the okay cut? / – I did this. (You can’t be more surprised than this.) (Her pupils, nostrils and mouth expanded.) – That’s amazing. / – The director wanted it. The director is Mr. Lee Deokgeon, right? – That’s him. / – He does that. – I did a daily drama series with him. / – Did you? But you looked surprised enough on the first try. – I bet that was an ending scene. Right? / – It was. – That’s what he does. / – Right. (This was what was aired.) (It’s beyond our imagination.) What? – Who is that? / – It’s Xia. – Is it Xia? / – It’s Xia. – That’s intensity level five. / – That’s level five. I had to look surprised to see the car. Hyeongyeong, that’s not enough, is it? Hyeongyeong is very good at this. Can you show us the highest intensity one? This is level one for me. I just go… (Intensity level one) (This is level one?) – You have to open your mouth wide. / – What was that? You have to open your mouth wide. (It’s a great example of an exaggerated action) (She brushes her mouth too.) You have to open your mouth wide. She’s Deokgeon’s muse. You have to do that for a comedy show. She did this too. – It’s… / – How about level five? I think I need to use my body for that. How do you do it? Be careful. The director wants level five. (She adds an action.) (She’s like a beekeeper surprised to see a swarm.) That’s how you do it. – She’s great. / – She is… She is the master of acting Happy Together gave birth to. You have to have big eyes. Junghyun, Giyeong, you’ve never been on a daily drama, have you? – I haven’t. / – I haven’t either. – You have to be able to do this. / – They haven’t. Since you’re here, why don’t you give it a try? Should we act surprised? You will act surprised. Like you’re in a daily drama. What could be the situation? You often see something – you shouldn’t have. / – Right. – You see your fiance… / – You see your girl – kissing another man. / – Right. – Please act that scene. / – It happens a lot. I am going in. (Nighttime drama series version) – That’s good. / – That was natural. – That was good. / – Next is the daily drama. The director asked you to exaggerate it a bit. (“Giyeong, please be a little more surprised.”) I open the door and go in. And you see her. (He shouts.) – What’s that? / – That’s comedy. Who would do that when he sees his wife cheating? – He didn’t even see her. / – It might pass. I will hone my skills when I actually act in one. It might pass. – It might pass. / – It might pass. I want to meet this director. Is he going to be okay with that? It’s a little too much even for a comedy show. I did that on a comedy show. Junghyun is next. – Junghyun. / – Do the regular version. – Do your own version first. / – Open the door. (Nighttime drama series version) Right. His facial expression is good. Now, let’s bring in the director. “That’s not good enough. Please exaggerate it.” “Exaggerate it.” Cue. (Daily drama version) (Groaning loudly) Why? (He exaggerates his emotion.) (His emotion explodes.) That’s it. Okay. Cut. (She can’t handle it.) – Great. / – He’s good. That was great. (Let’s send him to Cannes Film Festival.) He’s good. – That was amazing. / – That was good, but mine was too much? – You overdid it a little. / – I see. Yours was too comedic. – “No” was too strong. / – Hyorim, what’s wrong? That was great. Hyorim, I heard you are good at slapping people? I have a very strong hand. Who’s going to get slapped now? Hyorim is the master of slapping. – Saeho? / – I hate strong things. I like things that are a bit weak. – You can’t be slapped. / – Do you slap hard? I heard you were scared after slapping Suna’s face. I knew her even before the drama. I didn’t know how to control the intensity. When I slapped her face, she was so flustered. But we got an okay cut on the first try. In the drama “Man Who Sets the Table”, which ended recently, I had to slap Park Jinwoo, who played my husband. But I got overly immersed in the situation that I slapped him with full force. His face swelled up this much. I heard Jinwoo’s neck turned. It didn’t just sound like a slap. It sounded more like a punch. You actually got immersed in the situation. – Yes, I was. / – You were upset. And I asked to be excused before I did it. I said I would get it done in one try and asked him to bear with me. But I slapped so hard that all the crew members there were shocked. – You did well. / – Are you afraid of Kim Soomi? She played my mom in the drama. Soomi treated me like her real daughter. The whole time we were shooting this show, she always brought food to share. She has strong hands as well. – Right. / – There are times when she was upset. Jinwoo got slapped again. I feel bad for him. – I don’t know him, but… / – He got hit again. Looking at him constantly getting slapped, I decided that if I ever do another drama with Soomi, I would play her daughter or someone she has to love. – Not her enemy. / – I decided to never play the character she hates. Junghyun, I heard you almost got into an accident during the shoot. – Did you really? / – It was a scene where I had to confront Byunghun. In the scene, I fire a gun and killed Joseon people out of rage. There were three bullets. After shooting two bullets, the third bullet was a dud. I tried it a few times, but it wouldn’t fire. So I really thought it would never get fired. In the scene, I shot Byunghun from a close distance. I had to flick the trigger. The bullet fired – and flew past his face. / – It could’ve been bad. I was so surprised that I just wanted to go home. – I didn’t know… / – You wanted to go home. You would want to go home. I had a meltdown for the first time. (He had a meltdown.) I asked if he was okay. Nobody said anything, but I just wanted to dig a hole and hide. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt. He came back to me and said, “If such thing happens again,” “since it’s a master shot,” “you don’t actually have to pull the trigger.” He told me that so calmly. He must’ve been really surprised too. – It could’ve been bad. / – He didn’t get hurt. Byunghun once touched you too. There were some scenes when he didn’t need to be there. But even when he’s not in the shot, he always stood there and matched lines with me. He helps me to get into the situation. Changhee told me that Byunghun approached him first and introduced himself. And he told Changhee to treat him comfortably. He said, “My name is Lee Byunghun”? – Wouldn’t he say that? / – To Changhee? You made it up. Should we ask Changhee? – Is he a foreigner? / – Just edit it out, then. – What’s the problem? / – You are… – Why would he… / – He went to Changhee and said, “Hello, my name is Lee Byunghun”? – Byunghun is really great. / – He’s charismatic. – You can’t lose to that. / – It must be difficult. You understand it, but you can’t do it. The fact that they trusted me enough to cast me was more pressuring to me. Doing well was more important. You were thankful for getting cast, so you didn’t care about Byunghun’s charisma. – That’s not it. / – Is that not it? I saw how charismatic he was, – but I didn’t have time to be daunted. / – I see. To help the understanding, can you reenact the scene? For those who haven’t seen it… – Please show us. / – Yes, please do. Saeho, please play Byunghun’s part. – What should I do? / – He’s too different. – My goodness. / – How is he Byunghun? Imagine that you are Byunghun. What should I do? I’ll do everything. You just need to stand there. I don’t need to do anything? Junghyun. – You only act with lead actors, so… / – No. No. Are you looking down on him because he’s Changhee’s friend? – He must hate Saeho. / – No. How did he know? Because you always act with lead actors… – Are you keeping Changhee in check? / – No. If you just stand there, – I’ll appreciate it. / – Saeho, just stand there. – He’s Lee Byunghun. / – Just stand there. Cue. (You should ask them that question.) (Stop talking amongst yourselves.) Tell them. (America has done damage to the army of) (the Great Empire of Japan.) (That’s an act of provocation against Japan.) (The person who led it shall pay for what he’s done.) (Saeho freezes.) (Saeho is acting as Byunghun.) (His shoulders are stiff.) Byunghun. He’s intimidated. Byunghun, come in. – Say something. / – What’s wrong? Why… He’s about to cry. You have to say Byunghun’s lines. It’s nice to meet you. (He successfully says the first line.) – What’s with, “Nice to meet you”? / – My goodness. That was unbelievable. By the way, I watched him from the side. His eyes are scary. It’s not easy to concentrate in this environment. – He managed to do it. / – Did you major in judo? I was in the performance team in my first and second years. (He used to be in the judo performance team.) We were the national judo performance team. They are a well-known performance team. I heard you won a medal in a provincial competition. – Yes. I did. / – Oh, really? Were you famous in your town? No, I wasn’t famous. I was very confident about my body. So I just had to show my body. (He only needed to show his body.) But I look small now. – He can’t stand injustice. / – Is that right? I have a habit of calling the police when I see bad things. It’s dangerous when drunk people lie on the streets in the winter. I often report them to the police. Why don’t you do anything about it yourself? I don’t because I don’t look too friendly. People might think I’m the one doing the harm. I’m scared of that. You’re afraid people might misunderstand. You are afraid people might accuse you. – Oh, dear. / – I stay nearby and leave once the police arrive. You said you can’t stand injustice. Have you spotted any injustice recently? I went for a walk in the park, and saw high school boys fighting. So… (Did he put them under control alone?) – Did you… / – There were many of them. – I could get involved. / – You took out your phone. But I called the police instead. When they were about to come, I went up to them. – “Buddies, what are you doing?” / – “Buddies”. He called the police ahead of time. “Don’t do this here. There are people sleeping.” I talked to them nicely. – And the police came. / – What did they say? – Did they question you? / – I was ready to fight, so they didn’t do anything to me. It’s not easy to challenge him. He was very wise. He called the police first, and went up to them when they were about to arrive. It could turn into a big fight. You say your body is very fit. How fit are you that you intimidate people? – His body is… / – He… – His arms and… / – He did judo too. – His arms and… / – Did I do judo? – He did capoeira. His father as well. / – Yes. His body is really firm. Would you mind showing us your abs? It wouldn’t look like much on TV. (It’s very firm.) (This is why he’s so confident.) His body is like a weapon. (He’s embarrassed.) Xia. Why did you poke him as he was getting up? (A while ago…) Your body looks really firm. (Poking) (She was impressed.) I wanted to see how firm his body was. By the way, Giyeong has a nice body as well. He has broad shoulders. – He did ice hockey. / – Did you do ice hockey? – I did it for four years. / – I see. I was an ice hockey player for four years. – You were an athlete. / – But I wasn’t growing. – But you are tall. / – You are tall. I used to be much smaller. Did your father study acting too? Yes. I found out about it when I was preparing – to enter college. / – You didn’t know before. He didn’t tell me until then. He’s from Busan, and he decided to bring wealth to his family by becoming an actor. – As an actor? / – Yes. So he entered Chung-Ang University as an acting major. He attended it for a year. He changed his major to management because he couldn’t fix his accent. It’s not such a big secret. It doesn’t matter these days. He can speak with an accent. – Right. / – It’s nice. It’s fine these days, but it wasn’t then. – It was like that in the past. / – It was a weakness. He must be very happy that you are pursuing his unfulfilled dream. My family supports me really well that it gives me too much pressure. It pressures you. They support me too well. How bad is it? I didn’t tell them that I was coming here. – Why not? / – They’d spread the news. (They would spread the news everywhere.) – It pressures me. / – They are cute. Why do your parents keep taking you to a mall? After I acted in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”, they loved that many people recognize me now. They don’t meet me at home. Instead, they want to meet in crowded places. They do it on purpose. Or they meet me at a shopping mall. “Giyeong, come meet me at this mall.” “Giyeong. Secretary Kim!” – “Secretary Kim!” / – “Hey, Owner.” When I pass by, people recognize me. Then my parents would say, “Yes, it’s him.” They tell everyone, “He’s Mr. Park from that drama.” – They must be happy. / – They must be. When I go home, there’s a pile of papers to sign. That’s a happy moment. When I sign a paper, I write a message. I had to know how old the person was. So I asked my mom how old this person was. And she said they’re six months old. It was for the parents. I think it was for the parents. Xia, your parents brag about you a lot too. They tell their friends that E Xia is their daughter. My mom is really funny. When we watch the drama together, she reads the mean comments to me. “Xia, this person says your nose is too big.” “She says you’re ugly, and she wants to kill you.” She would say those things. Your mother says that. Your mother reads mean comments to you? – All while smiling? / – Yes. She giggles and says it’s funny. She raises me to be strong. It’s better than being sad about it. How about you, Junghyun? How are your parents? My mom is cheerful while my dad is quiet. He had never praised me before. But when I got into college… I lived in such a small village that the judo training center – put up / – Banners. two banners to congratulate me. I had a chance to look at my father’s phone, and there were photos of the banners. Other than that, I’ve never seen him… There must be a banner about you even now. – He’ll brag it to people. / – When you go to Gimje… (Junghyun Stars on “Mister Sunshine”) (“Gimje’s son, Lee Junghyun”) People might go crazy. They might open Sunshine Vacation House. His father might just do that. Gimje is going crazy. – Your judo teacher too. / – Your father must be. Gimje must be going wild. – You’re a big star now. / – No, I’m not. Hyeongyeong’s mom reacts differently to every role she plays. Some people get confused between the actor – and the character. / – They get too immersed. When you play someone bad, they think you are bad and they yell at you. My mom is like that. When I play someone bad, she thinks that’s me. She would text me, “You can’t live like that.” “Why are you being so mean?” She gets too immersed in my role. – What about a good role? / – Then she says, “Well done. It’s fun.” “That’s how you should live. Be good.” – Is she an actress? / – No, but she gets so absorbed. She must send you a lot of messages. Giyeong shot an energy drink commercial. You were in a lot of commercials. Yes. I was in a lot of commercials. Was it the B drink? – It was the B drink. / – Right? – He looked familiar. / – There was a funny one. – I think I’ve seen him. / – There were a boyfriend and a girlfriend. The man said he was really tired and suggested they get some rest, that they don’t need to go anywhere. And the girl opened him the bottle of drink. – It went on TV. / – Right. It was on TV for two weeks, but suddenly disappeared at one point. Why? We shot two versions. Only the version with the other person aired. (Only the version without him aired.) My father called the pharmaceutical company. – No way. / – He’s very aggressive. – He is indeed. / – He’s very aggressive. He asked, “Why isn’t the commercial” “with Kang Giyeong being aired?” They said that it was too suggestive. They went over the line in trying to be funny. – It can be controversial. / – It can be. The company was suffering a loss from all the complaints. That’s why they took it down. Is acting in a commercial different from a drama? I debuted as a theater actor. When you act in a play or a drama, you have enough time to deliver your emotions. Can you play the friend? Let’s say we ran into each other. – I ran into you. / – Tap my shoulder. – Tap… / – Yes. – Tap his shoulder. / – It’s a drama. Don’t ruin it. (He taps Giyeong’s shoulder.) – Saeho, what’s up? / – Have you been well? I was just passing by. This is how you act in a drama or a play. For a commercial, you only have 15 seconds. – You have to be quick. / – Right. – Hey, Saeho. / – Long time no see. (He knows it’s Saeho before turning.) – Have you been well? / – It’s been a while. – That’s true. / – Time is pressing. – It’s because… / – You only have 15 seconds. – You skip other parts. / – You skip the middle. I must know that it’s Saeho before turning. – This is funny. / – I see. When I eat something delicious in a drama… – You’d taste it. / – “This is so good.” But for commercials… “This is so good.” I must know how it tastes when I move my chopsticks. He says it’s good while moving his chopsticks. – You don’t even taste it. / – Right. Giyeong, you said played ice hockey. Did you get cast for a role because of that? – Is that true? / – After hearing about the ice hockey drama “High School King of Savvy”, I went to the audition with my equipment. – My gosh. / – I brought it there – and put it on in the parking lot. / – You wore it. I put on the helmet, skates and gloves. – Did you wear the full gear? / – Yes. When I was going inside in my gear, the actors who went before me – looked at me like this. / – They must be surprised. (Gosh, I’m doomed.) – I understand. / – Right, right. I got the feeling that I would get the role. They must’ve realized they should’ve done that. – Right. / – That’s right. – The gear is expensive. / – Exactly. As soon as I walked in, the director said, “You got it.” – He sent a photo of me. / – Really? – He was well-prepared. / – Right. You said you took off your pants in an audition. – What was the role? / – It’s a similar story. – I prepared the outfit. / – “You got it.” I got the role after preparing the outfit. I auditioned for “God of Bath”. You took them off since it was at a bathhouse? – Yes. / – He’d have to be naked. In the comics, he wears white underwear that – says “Practice Use”. / – Yes, I know. – He’s like a trainee. / – Right. So during the audition, I took my pants off. – My goodness. / – I passed the first round. – That was good acting. / – You passed the first round. – I passed the first round. / – You passed it. While preparing for the next round, I thought I should step it up a notch and wore the women’s one-piece swimsuit. – What? / – Why? I wanted to give it a try one more time. Luckily, it was just an interview. Did you wear the bathing suit to the interview? – It was under my outfit. / – I see. I was going to take it off if I was asked to act. In the end, the movie didn’t happen. I couldn’t star in the movie at all. – He’s very brave. / – He prepared a lot. That’s great. Have you done that, Xia? Well, for me… I looked older than my age ever since I was young. – Did you? / – Since middle school. Anyway, I auditioned for “School”. I wanted to play the role of a student. I wore the uniform and went to the director. Were you in school back then? – No, I was in my mid-20s. / – I see. I wore the school uniform to the audition. The director suggested a teacher role instead. – You wore the uniform. / – I went in uniform – without any makeup on. / – He offered that instead? She even wore the school uniform. “You look like a teacher.” – “You suit as a teacher.” / – That happened. People say you look like someone from an old period? People did tell me that. My eyelids are small. My nose is a bit long. I didn’t get a nose job, but people thought I got my nose done. – We didn’t say anything. / – I was born with this. – Everyone asked me that. Anyway… / – It’s natural. – I didn’t think you did. / – It looks real. – It looks like yours. / – When they use the filter from the old period, people say that I belong to that time. (She’s a woman from the old times.) Xia, you said you wanted to be a singer first. There was a group called Chi Chi. – Chi Chi? / – Yes. – Chi Chi? / – Chi Chi? Hold on. We were a girl group. We were active in Japan, but I came to Korea and became an actor. – What was your role? / – That’s interesting. – I was the sexy one and the vocalist. / – Really? – What song did you sing? / – Sing us a snippet. – Gosh, okay. / – Stand up and sing. – Sing us a snippet. / – I prepared a dance. – Then… / – I had a sexy concept, – so I prepared a dance. / – Great. Why don’t you show us? I can’t believe the mother in “Mr. Sunshine” will dance. I didn’t know she was an idol singer in the past. – She’s a diva. / – Goodness. – She’s warming up. / – Wow. – What’s going on? / – Gosh. – Oh, my goodness. / – She’s a good dancer. She’s a good dancer. She’s good at dancing. – That’s so good. / – She’s good at dancing. – This is amazing. / – My goodness. She’s the mother in “Mr. Sunshine”. – She’s so different. / – She’s very different. She’s really good at dancing. – She’s good. / – She’s seriously good. – She’s really good. / – She does the body wave. – She’s really good. / – Right. It looks like she had professional training. – The body wave was great. / – Really? Thank you. I’m serious right now. She must have had some professional training. She wasn’t copying anyone. Can you sing us Chi Chi’s song? There is one. Should I sing it? Yes, start with the introduction. Say hello first. Hello, I’m Shine from Chi Chi. My special talent is being sexy. – She’s the sexy one. / – How should I do this? “Don’t Play Around”. – This was her song. / – This was the song. – This was her song. / – I know this song. Is this your song? (A perfect performance by Shine.) I know the song. – People liked this song. / – You’re so good. – It’s a great song. / – Is this – Chi Chi’s song? / – Yes. The original members sang this song. I wasn’t in this song. I only performed in Japan. You struggled because the theme didn’t suit you. In Japan, idol singers must be cute and adorable, but my voice has a low pitch. (Forced cheerfulness) – I had to talk like this. / – You don’t sound happy. – I didn’t sound cheerful. / – It sounded forced. I used to be in the center of the group, but my agent said I wasn’t cute and told me to move. – Poor her. / – I was moved to the side. For today’s special, Hyeongyeong can be – considered a guest. / – Right. She ought to do something. – Did you prepare / – Hyorim, get ready. – something for us? / – Really? Yes, since it’s been a while. – I hear a teacher helped you. / – My dance teacher. Did she teach you a routine? She told me to show this dance as I was so good. She told me to dance what I was good at. It’s been a while since Hyeongyeong danced for us. – I might be too good. / – Hyorim, you should… Hyeongyeong will dance. (She follows the beat.) She improved a lot. Her dance moves aren’t that similar to Twice’s. – It looks different. / – That looks so weird. (Let’s fly.) What’s she doing? What is that? What is she doing? – Hey, this is legendary. / – Let’s go. Hyeongyeong, you keep digging something. Aren’t you doing aerobic exercises? (She’s even swimming too.) (Swimming) Hyeongyeong is hilarious. You danced just like Tzuyu. – Hyeongyeong. / – Wasn’t I great? Hyeongyeong. It was like a dance class for housewives. That was so funny. – Gosh. / – A class for housewives. Seriously. She copied Twice’s choreography – I’m like an idol singer. / – from start to finish. It was exactly the same, but it looked different. – Did it look weird? / – I see. – I was shopping once. / – You’ll be punished. There was a pile of clothes. You can find some good clothes in the pile. My mom told me that she’d find me good shirts. When Twice did the last dance move, it looked like a nice, cool swimming dance move. I thought you were drowning. – What about you, Hyorim? / – You have one. It was eight years ago. I’m not as flexible. You’re getting ready. – “Despacito”. / – “Despacito”? – But… / – Let’s see your dance. Show us the highlight. (She hosted “Music Bank” with Song Joongki.) She’s the new rising star. – The song sounds… / – Okay. Gosh, this is… – How did she find this? / – I think she prepared it. – She prepared this. / – Good thing we asked her. (Cracking) I heard her joints popping. – I heard it breaking. / – Wait. – This is… / – I heard the sound. – I heard them crack. / – Cracking. That was so funny. (Feeling a twinge) What was that? (Her joints crack for the second time.) This is a mess. (The queen of Latin dance picks Saeho.) – This is so funny. / – Is that considered good? – This is hilarious. / – And she’s a bad dancer? She brought Saeho out, but she’s dancing alone. (Dancing alone) He looks like Lee Hyeokjae. – Wait. Hold on. / – Stop it. – That’s enough. / – Hyorim. Is your neck okay? I heard her neck cracking earlier. – It happened twice. / – What? – But the thing was… / – It happened twice. I’m not joking. It was a series of cracking sounds. – Are you okay? / – It’s been a while since I danced. Wasn’t that hilarious? She thought of a plan as she was dancing, – and chose Saeho only to abandon him. / – Seriously. This happened to me twice today. First, Junghyun told me to stand up, then… (The Lee Byunghun Incident, The Dance Incident) What do you think? Shouldn’t we all dance? – I bet Giyeong can dance too. / – You should. I really can’t dance. I’ll just do an acrobatic routine – Is there anything? / – I used to do before. – What was that? / – Acrobatic routine? Giyeong, please show us. (There’s a lot to see today.) – He can pull it off. / – Right. (Is he Nam Changhee?) This works. – A bit more, please. / – I knew it. That was great. – Look at that. / – My gosh. (This is the acrobatics.) – Do the backflip too. / – You look so cool. (Giyeong does everything he’s asked to do.) (There isn’t a thing Giyeong can’t do.) – That was great. / – His body is light. I thought you were a goalie during your act. – Why? / – You were blocking it. Giyeong said that Park Boyoung flustered him once. It was when we were filming “Oh, My Ghost”. We often had gatherings with Jungseok. Boyoung was joining us late one day, so we decided to pull a prank on her. We tried to fool Boyoung. We had a plan. I was going to act drunk and pick a fight with Jungseok. It was supposed to escalate until we were fighting only to end with a silly match of chicken fight. – That was our plan. / – That was a good idea. – That was a good plan. / – We had a plan. We broke the cups and acted the best we could. This is what Boyoung said to other people. “He’s no good.” She said, “He’s no good.” The prank ended well. After hearing that from other people, I’m uncomfortable around Boyoung. I feel uneasy about her. I felt like I was really drunk and messed up. “I know it was a prank, but he’s no good.” “Putting the prank aside,” – “he’s no good.” / – “He’s no good.” (They’re jealous he drank with Boyoung.) Speaking of Jungseok, – is he your role model? / – Yes, it’s him. I always respect him as an actor. Our acting styles are different. I can only make the scene better after barely improvising. Whereas he says the lines as if they were unscripted. – He can do that. / – That’s a talent. – He did it for the movie. / – That’s what he did. According to what I heard, – he followed the script to a T. / – Really? – How could he do that? / – I want to be like him. (He wants to be like Jungseok.) He always names me in his interviews. He said that he liked me as his colleague. He complimented me a lot and said I’d be successful. I’m very grateful for that. Giyeong’s role model was Jungseok. Xia’s role models are Jung Woosung and Lee Jungjae. – Is that true? / – Yes. I want to be successful like them. You’re the first actress they signed. – Were you the first one? / – Yes. Which one do you like more? (Do you like Woosung or Jungjae?) It’s not like that. So you don’t like them. I got it. When I had meetings with other agencies, they talked about their plans for me. They usually focused on that. When I first met Mr. Jung for the first time, he asked me about my hobby first. He was curious about my personal life. Wait, is that what made you sign with them? – It was just… / – Because of the question? It felt like he wasn’t trying to improve me as an actress. – You were a person first. / – It felt like he was acknowledging me as another individual. I really liked it. That’s why I signed with them. – He was approachable. / – Yes, he was. And whenever I have auditions or meetings, they helped me prepare for it. – Really? / – Do they read lines for you? – Yes. / – My gosh. – They read lines for you. / – Yes, they did that. Hyeongyeong, don’t worry. Bring your script. We’ll help you. – No, I prefer practicing alone. / – We’re good actors. – Bring it. We’ll help. / – Thank you for the offer. The best actors, Woosung, Jungjae and Jungwoo are in your agency. Their support must be reliable. I feel reassured to have them by my side. Hyeongyeong was in a lot of dramas – with many actors. / – Right. Who did you have the best teamwork or chemistry with? Um Kijoon comes to my mind first. – You always pick him. / – You acted with him too. He’s really nice. I realized how great of an actor he was. The last scene was emotional. Both of us had to cry. I was telling him that we must pay for our sins. He was trying to stop me and wept in the scene. When it was over, he played games on the phone. – He collected items. / – Really? You know what I’m talking about, right? As soon as the scene is over, – he’s back to himself. / – He focuses instantly. – He’s a real pro. / – When we start again, he’d be in his role. And when we were done, “Let me see the items.” – He looked for items. / – That’s amazing. – How interesting. / – We worked together 10 years ago. – You worked with him. / – It was “Worlds Within”. I played a new actress, and he played a producer. I was chasing after the drama producer. I literally just started my career back then. He helped me a lot. And he filmed the emotional scene first. When it was my turn to film, I couldn’t do it because I had already cried a lot – during his scene. / – When it was your turn. I couldn’t act when it was my turn. His back was on camera, – but he cried with me. / – That’s amazing. Whenever I have problems with my acting, I always call Kijoon first. I still talk to him even after 10 years. When you have a problem with your acting, – tell us, Hyeongyeong. / – Tell us anytime. – We’ll always help. / – We will. – We’re ready to laugh. Don’t worry. / – We’ll help. – I was in a movie too. / – We can help. Ask us anytime. Hyorim said that the most memorable actor she worked with was Zo Insung. I made a special appearance for “That Winter, the Wind Blows”. The first scene of the first episode was a love scene. – We were just on the bed. / – That’s bold. But that was in the first episode. I’d never done that kind of scene prior to that. – I felt a bit pressured. / – I bet. He helped me feel comfortable. I was in my late 20s then, and had many worries – about my acting. / – You had many thoughts. I thought about my acting career a lot as well. I asked him how I could be a better actress when we were making small talks. He told me that not trying so hard was important. What he told me… He may not remember it, but for all my projects after, I try to keep what he said in mind. But you’re glad that you became a celebrity now. Yes, I realized that I made the right decision. Someone actually helped me. I was once pickpocketed. – Really? / – I was all alone. I was about to pay, but I couldn’t find my wallet. I crouched down and cried. – After that, I had to pay for my hotel. / – Right. Usually, when you check in, the card number is saved under my reservation, but when you check out, they had to check the card one more time. But since I didn’t have the card with me, the hotel didn’t let me check out. As I was thinking of what to do, I thought I should type my name in the search engine. I told the hotel that I was an actress in Korea. If the transaction fails, he could contact my agency. I showed him a lot of photos. I showed him the drama I was in. I was almost begging. I told him that I wasn’t a scammer. After a lot of pleadings, they gave me about 12 documents to sign. I barely managed to come back to Korea. – What an ordeal. / – Did you speak English? Of course. When you’re desperate, – Of course. / – you’ll manage. – You manage somehow. / – Right. Many of Junghyun’s senior colleagues – like him. / – He was an athlete, so he takes care of his seniors. Since I’m not handsome and ugly, people tend to think I’m cute. Why isn’t anyone refuting that? – Listen. / – That’s not true. – Someone must say that. / – Let me tell you something. Here’s the thing. We were thinking that. I didn’t want to interrupt him. That was our reason. Junghyun, don’t get us wrong. – I wasn’t trying to be funny either. / – Exactly. Anyway, when I was in “Man of Will”, Jeong Mansik was in the center. I was with Hwang Jaepil and Yoonsung. Was it Jaepil? On our first day, he asked others who I resembled. He said Iron Man and asked me to do the impression. You do resemble Iron Man. It’s not much. It’s a short impression. – Seriously. / – He does resemble it. He’s doing the impression. – It’s his jawline. / – They liked what I did. – I see the resemblance. / – That’s so interesting. They really liked my impression. Everyone started saying I looked like Han Yeri. Han Yeri? – So… / – He has a similar look. – Han Yeri. / – “Han Gongju”. – Right. / – You do resemble her. I see the resemblance. I feel bad that I’m bringing this up. She and Cho Jinwoong were in the same agency. During the break when the cameras were being set up, he went, “Hello. I’m Cho Jinwoong.” “This is Han Yeri.” He gave me a microphone. “I’m Han Yeri. We’re on Happy Together’s set.” “How do you feel?” It was fun on the set. – We made jokes. / – That was fun. – Junghyun is fun. / – Right. Exactly. They must’ve gone through a lot to be – where they are now. / – I bet. Your feelings were hurt many times, Junghyun. I handed out my profile back then. Other actors and I used to joke about our profiles. “What use is this? It will be discarded” “or used as a trivet.” We said that from time to time. I went to a movie company to hand out my profile, and it was right at lunchtime. They were about to eat ramyeon. As soon as they saw me, they said, “The trivet is here. Bring us your profile.” – No way! / – As I left… I wasn’t happy with what happened, but I couldn’t get angry because I felt like I was a nobody. – Why did they say that? / – I know. Even if it’s a joke, it’s in poor taste. And it’s even more upsetting if it’s not. Giyeong, you almost fell for a scam. What happened? Like Junghyun, I went through the period of handing out my profile. I took on minor roles at first. Through an acquaintance, I got to meet someone in the show business. But somehow, I arrived at a plastic surgeon’s. – What? / – I arrived at a plastic surgeon’s. I was taken there for a commission. And I received a consultation somehow. The doctor gave me temporary double eyelids. He told me I need to have an implant. The total cost came up to 19,000 dollars. Your acting skills should come first. That’s right. – Did you walk out? / – Yes, I did. I think to myself these days, “If I had received plastic surgeries,” – “I might have succeeded sooner.” / – That’s not true. What are you saying? You are so easily swayed. – What are you saying? / – That’s not true. I couldn’t help but notice my flaws. Your monolid eyes are charming. – Don’t get a double eyelid surgery. / – That’s right. I met another person in the show business through another acquaintance. – People were drinking. / – What happened? I drank with them to liven up the atmosphere. The man in the show business came to me – and put his hand on my thigh. / – Why? I wondered if I should sacrifice my thigh (He is joking.) to succeed more quickly. – What are you saying? / – It threw me off my guard. Why would you sacrifice your thigh? You were like that at the plastic surgeon’s too. You are so easily swayed. My pride didn’t allow me to go that far, – so I stormed out. / – Good job. I can say for certain that I got every role – through an audition. / – That’s right. Share your resolution for the future. Hyorim, your first. I think variety shows suit me. That’s right. – They really do. / – I feel at ease. Look forward to seeing me on variety shows. We hope to see you on variety shows. – Are you acting cute? / – Of course I am! How about you, Giyeong? I’m doing many things for the first time in my acting career this year. I had my first kiss scene. Since this is only the beginning, I will work hard and appear in many good works. (I will appear in many good works.) E Xia. A lot of people are sad that my character always dies so soon. In my next work, I hope that my character will live for a long time. Despite the minor role, people remembered me and put my name on the trending searches. There are many sides of myself I haven’t shown, – so I’ll try to show them. / – Go to your hometown. – I will do that. / – Gimje is in an uproar. – Okay. / – Go to Gimje. How about you, Hyeongyeong? I will do well in my future drama. It’s like an award ceremony. I will live up to people’s expectations. All right. We will give each guest a Korean pork set – as a gift. / – Thank you. – Bye. / – Bye. – Thank you. / – Thank you. – We are the Legendary… / – Big Mouths! You need to do it better. Why did you mess up from the start? – I didn’t mess up. / – Seriously. Jaeseok, you are the talk of the town. – Last week, Vinxen… / – “High School Rapper”. – Vinxen / – Vinxen. dedicated a rap to the national MC. (19-year-old Vinxen imagined) (another side of Jaeseok through a rap song.) (Vinxen dedicates a rap song to Jaeseok.) The reaction was explosive. – There was an uproar. / – I told you the song will rank first if it is released. – It will be released. / – Really? My agency wanted to pay for the production, – but learned that he will release it. / – That’s good. My agency received a call. He wants to name the song “Yu Jaeseok”. He should. Then you should get some profits. – Also… / – You should. – You are a bully! / – Don’t say that. You should get some profits! – Stop trying to be a saint! / – I am sorry. – Seokjin has a point. / – You should get – the right of the song. / – That’s ridiculous. I don’t know what the title will be, but I heard that the song will be released soon. We’ve been experiencing sweltering heat for the past few days. It’s past the point of the regular heatwave. There are many people who can’t sleep at night. We prepared a Summer Hunter Special with the artists whose songs cool us down. (Summer Hunter Special) You choose your partner the same way as last week. When the four teams sing in their rooms, grab the microphone with the room number of the team you want as your partner. (“Soulmates” by Solid) (They are cheerful.) – It’s Cool. / – Is it really Cool? – It’s not Cool. / – It’s not Cool. – I recognize him! / – Hold on. They are Jongmin and… – Shinji. / – Koyote? They are Koyote. Why aren’t you reaching for the microphone? I am going to wait. (“I Think About You” by One More Chance) I thought he was Lee Jaehoon of Cool. He is very popular these days. – These days? / – Yes. He looks like a reggae musician. Room 3. The Immoral Goblins of the Chart. They look old. Is that Bae Giseong? Is that Can? Their movements tell me they are old. He looks like Can. (“Please Don’t Go My Girl” by How Do You Two) (Yongman’s words) (make him look like Can from behind.) (They have the harmony and singing skills.) (Who are the Goblins of the Chart?) In the last room is the summer queen who chases away the heat. (“Don’t Say Goodbye” by Davichi) Isn’t that Yangpa in Room 4? Room 4. That’s Yangpa’s hairstyle. (Is Yangpa the summer queen?) – “Don’t Say Goodbye”. / – I know her voice. Aside from Koyote, I have no idea who anyone is. Then pick microphone No. 1. Room 1 is obvious. – I know who they are. / – Then pick them. Room 2. “Goblin”. – What? / – “Goblin”. – Room 2. / – Is he Crush? – Crush? / – Is he Crush? No, he is… Oh, he is Crush. – All right. / – I love Crush’s songs. In Room 3 is a group whose name is a combination of their names. – The members’ names? / – I know! ParkDal… Something. There is a group like that. I am serious. ParkDal… ParkDalNamu? – ParkDalNamu? / – What was it? – ParkDalJae. / – ParkDalJae. It was ParkDalJae or something. – Is the group’s name ParkDalJae? / – ParkDalJae? The one on the right looks like a businessman. – ParkDalJae… / – I don’t know who they are, but I want to avoid Room 3. They topped the chart many times. – `Room 3 did? / – In one, two, three. Let’s go. (They pick the microphone.) Which team should I pick? – You don’t know them. / – Who are they? – Who are they? / – What? – What is it? / – Who are they? (The grass is greener on the other side.) – Who are they? / – You don’t know them. I know them. Show us the artists. – Koyote! / – Koyote! Crush! Jang Deok Cheol! Chungha! – Chungha. / – All right. Koyote is a group that represents summer. – We will leave first. / – That’s not true. You have been around for more than 20 years. You are incredible. – We are incredible. / – Recently… My goodness. Is he the director of a company? I get speechless when you say that. I can’t believe you said it yourself. You released a song after a long while. – We didn’t release it. / – We didn’t release it. – Didn’t you release it? / – No. – It has been a while. / – You are right. I thought you released a new song. I released it as a solo artist. – I see. / – You released it alone. The thing is, it has been a while since the three of us visited a variety show. Shinji is suspicious that – Sing My Song has been scripted. / – Are you? I watch the show sometimes. There was a guest singer who certainly looked like they wouldn’t be able to go home early. That person went home early. This is interesting. Shinji is suspicious. – Tell us everything. / – Recently, – Who was it? / – Ms. S was here alone. – Who is Ms. S? / – She was in a group, but she was here alone. I don’t want to reveal her name. – It’s Solbi. / – No! – It’s Solbi. / – Come on! It’s Solbi. Solbi went home early. – I know she did. / – Keep going. I didn’t expect her to go home early. – Neither did we. / – However, people sang her song. It wasn’t even a dance song, – but a ballad song. / – That’s right. – She went home early. / – It’s not scripted. I thought to myself, “It must be scripted.” – I became suspicious. / – I understand that – it was uncanny. / – It isn’t scripted. I also saw the jinx of those who were born in 1981. I was born in 1981. – So did Bbaekga. / – Thank goodness. I see that Shinji watched the show often. I haven’t been on a show for a while, so I did a lot of watching. I have a hunch. Jongmin, you haven’t watched it, have you? – Right? / – For goodness’ sake. I could tell because he reacted as if he heard this for the first time in his life. – I saw Myungsoo go home early. / – He did. The scriptwriter said that during your preliminary interview, you had such a hard time understanding the rules that you became the most difficult guest. – There is nothing hard about the rules. / – Seriously. What is hard about them? – What is hard about them? / – What are the rules? – What are the rules? / – You can be at ease. Koyote won’t do well without Shinji. Shinji, are you the leader of Koyote? – No, it’s Jongmin. / – It’s me. – Really? / – Jongmin is the leader. I lead the group. Shinji makes the decision, right? I do what she tells me to do, but I lead the group. You are more of a henchman. – I listen as the leader. / – That’s right. – That’s right. / – That’s the leader. – It’s important. / – That’s what a leader does. We have this guest. (The singer-songwriter of 2018) (He took over the OST industry.) (Crush is a sentimental vocalist.) Crush is a game changer of the digital music sales Son Heungmin loves. – His songs are nice. / – How are you related to Son Heungmin? – I had a tour in Europe two years ago. / – Okay. Son Heungmin came to my show. That’s how we came to know each other. – Since then… / – Are you friends? Two weeks ago, we played soccer together. – Really? / – Did you play soccer? Did you play soccer with Son Heungmin? – Can I talk about it? / – Hold on. Who were there? – I, Ryu Junyeol and Hwang Heechan. / – Ryu Junyeol. After we played soccer and sweated together, we didn’t even wash up. Men who like to play soccer also like to play a soccer game. We went to the game room. Is Son Heungmin good at a soccer game? I can’t win against him. – Not even in the game? / – No. – Is he good at the game? / – Soccer players play games often when they rest at home. It helps them strategize. How do you know so much about soccer players? – I know a few soccer players. / – Who do you know? Ko Jeongwoon. – Hong Myungbo. / – Hong Myungbo. Son Heungmin must come up with a lineup. – In the game? Yes. / – Does he include himself? – Does he? / – He includes himself. He includes himself. He uses his character to score a goal. (He doesn’t disappoint.) – Can I talk about this? / – It’s understandable. Although I am close to him, I feel bad since I talk about him too often. – Heungmin, I am sorry. / – It’s okay. Was he so good with his words? He is better than you, Jongmin. I didn’t take classes. I became good with words in a year. What’s your secret? What I heard about Crush – is a bit upsetting. / – We heard… We will deliver what we heard. We heard you criticized Gong Yoo. Don’t clench your fists as you say that. – That’s not true. / – It’s what we heard. People might misunderstand if you clench your fists. – That’s not true. / – Tell us the full story. Gong Yoo had a fan meeting in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he contacted my agency to hire me to give a performance since the drama was a hit. – “Beautiful” was a hit. / – “Beautiful”. I had planned to go on a trip with my family, so I declined politely and went to Hong Kong with my family. Both of us happened to go to Hong Kong. Then you should have gone to perform. I didn’t know the location. – You didn’t know. / – I didn’t know. I didn’t know about the location. Heeyeol called me and said that he was in Hong Kong. He asked me to join a gathering. When I went, Gong Yoo was there. – How embarrassing! / – He had the fan meeting. He had a gathering after the fan meeting. Heeyeol wasn’t there instead of me. The artists of Antenna Music had performed. Heeyeol invited me to the gathering, but Gong Yoo happened to be there. How did Gong Yoo react? I couldn’t raise my head since I felt so bad. I apologized profusely. Did Gong Yoo say anything? He said it’s okay, but he didn’t look happy. He must have been disappointed because you were in Hong Kong. Your agency must’ve said you had an engagement. That’s right. My agency must’ve said – I had an engagement. / – That’s right. His disappointment is understandable. Gong Yoo, the next time you have a fan meeting, I will attend it – no matter where it is. / – He won’t call you again. He won’t call you again. He has pride. – I am sorry. / – My goodness. They are finally here. They are unstoppable. Their song is still on the chart. Their song, “Good Old Days” has been on the chart for a year. They are Jang Deok Cheol. Hello. Jang Deok Cheol. We are Jang Deok Cheol. Do you know why? I am Jang Junghyeok of Jang. I am Kang Deokin of Deok. The other member is Yimcheol of Cheol. – We are… / – Jang Deok Cheol. Hello. Junghyeok looks like a Thai prince. He has that air. He has a high nose bridge. Deokin looks like a Japanese man. – He has that air. / – A Japanese man. Many people actually think that. At Myeongdong, people talk to me in Japanese. – Really? / – I let them think that. What do they say? I don’t understand since they talk rapidly. – I just say, “Excuse me.” / – “Excuse me.” I am sorry to say this, but Deokin looks like a person from the time of enlightenment. He does, right? The time of enlightenment. You came to Happy Together for a vacation. We recently released a new song. Since it was getting good results, we decided to go on a trip. We even got our passports. On the day we got our passports, – the show invited us. / – What did you do? We came to Happy Together for a vacation. – So you didn’t go abroad / – No. – because of this shoot. / – That’s right. You should have gone abroad. You could have come a week later. You could have come a week later. – I… / – Were you in a hurry? I am a big fan of Happy Together. I was in elementary school during the Metal Tray Karaoke era. – Elementary school? / – I watched it often. – How old are you? / – Seriously. I was born in 1993. I am 26 years old. – What? / – 26 years old? Were you born in the Year of the Rooster? – 26 years old? / – Hold on. To be honest, I thought he was 36 years old. When I met him for the first time, he went, “Big brother.” I was like, “Am I?” Are you older than him? – Yes, he is. / – I was born – in 1992. / – You aren’t surprised by their reaction. No, I am not. I was born with this. I thought he was a talented artist who debuted in his middle age. Middle age? I thought he must be talented. Our last guest ranked first in five charts as soon as she made a comeback. Chungha is the queen of performance who will chase away the heat! “Roller Coaster”! ♪ Roller coaster ♪ Although I recognized Koyote and Crush, but I chose Chungha. Do you know why? I’m certain she’ll go home first. You said she is Yangpa. Yangpa? (He was certain she is Yangpa.) Whenever he does this, I get really angry. – I was the only one / – I said she is Yangpa. who got everyone right. They called him a businessman. – They called her Yangpa. / – I am sorry. They called him a businessman. Chungha, Billboard chose you as the second Best New K-Pop Acts in 2017 after Wanna One. – That’s incredible. / – Billboard chose her. – Billboard? / – That’s Chungha. There aren’t a lot of female solo artists. You are continuing the line. There were Uhm Junghwa and Lee Hyori. Then Hyuna came along. – Sunmi. / – Next is Chungha. – It’s Chungha. / – Yes. – I heard Sunmi cheered for you. / – I won’t be blamed. – Are you and Sunmi close? / – We became close after meeting in another show. We’ve been keeping in touch since then. When the new song was released, she promoted it – on her social media. / – That was cute. You didn’t have to be so afraid to mention it. – It’s all right. / – I thought it wasn’t allowed. It’s all right. Other shows say M station or S station, but we say MBC. SBS. We say it. He makes cursing sound funny. He makes cursing funny by adding pictures. He’s a conscious producer. – That’s cool. / – A conscious producer. – He will lead KBS. / – Awesome. It’s okay to say “City Fisherman”. Then is it okay for us to be here and on “City Fisherman” at the same time? – That’s not acceptable. / – Why not? He’ll never see you again. If that happens, he’ll never see you again. He’ll never see you again if you’re here and fishing at the same time. You may go a week after. – That’s a rule. / – By the way, – Yes? / – he keeps saying, “Of course. That’s too much.” (Embarrassed) Only the person beside him can hear it. We’re isolated here. (Crush fell into Suyong’s trap.) – Do you always sit here? / – Yes. It’s remote. – Actually… / – Remote? – I should do my best. / – Don’t worry. Crush is worried. Suyong has his funny moments. Jang Deok Cheol is also a talented group. They’re good at mimicries. Mimicries? Junghyeok prepared something. Yes. I’m a big fan of Zion.T. I was touched after listening to his “Magic Castle”. (He practiced after he was impressed.) – I’ll try it. / – Good. “Magic Castle” by Zion.T. (He practiced his voice after listening many times.) (Getting ready) (Trying to hold back laughter) (After magic castle) (Over the swamp) – I’ll stop here. / – Hey. (That’s ambiguous.) He knows the points. – I know. / – He knows the points. Do it one more time. Were you really impressed? – For someone impressed… / – From what I saw… My thoughts exactly. Are you sure you’re not trying to make fun of him? Right? – No. / – Were you impressed? – He’s making fun of him. / – No. Honestly, I’m such a big fan of him. I’m very close with Zion.T. He sounds like he’s making fun of him. He sounds more like him in the latter part. – Sing the latter part. / – Keep singing. – Continue singing. / – That wasn’t quite right. You’ll be impressed by the latter part. (Listening carefully) (After magic castle over the swamp) (I can see you deep inside the dark cave) Are you really not making fun of him? (Don’t make fun of my friend.) (Controversial mimicry) He sounds like he’s making fun of him. You said you respect him. – I think / – With all due respect… he wasn’t impressed watching “Yu Heeyeol’s Sketchbook”, – Of course. / – but was laughing at it. (He practiced because it was funny?) “Why does he sing like that?” – Isn’t that why? / – No. If you look at my playlist, you’ll see that I love his music so much. I was talking with him just now. Deokin has many skills too. – Change the order. / – Bobby Kim. – Bobby Kim. / – Bobby Kim. He sang a university commercial song. – That’s right. / – Oh, I know. – For a cyber university. / – I know. Please show us. It’s a university campaign. (Cyber university of love) (Serious) You’re making fun of him. They’re all making fun of them. You’re making fun of him. Let him go. – He’s making fun of Bobby Kim. / – It’s with respect. – I really respect him. / – Do you? Anyone can tell it’s done out of respect. Isn’t he making fun of Bobby Kim? He’s very respectful. I’m very good at mimicking Bobby Kim. – May I try? / – Show us. (Time has come) – He sounds more like him. / – That sounds right. (Cyber university, I love you) (I love cyber university) – That’s funny. / – Aren’t they funny? I can see how much they respect them. – That’s funny. / – Show me one more. Normally, I sound like Lee Seonkyun. People often copy him from “Pasta”. – On “A Hard Day”, / – The movie. when Cho Jinwoong points the gun at him, Lee Seonkyun is in a rush. – Good. / – No one has tried it. Hey. Wait. (The urgent voice) Hey. If you shoot me now, then the police station will receive an e-mail. Ace bed for a bed. – All of a sudden… / – Do the “Hey” part again. Hey. If you shoot me now… The first part was good. Why don’t you try “Pasta” too? One vongole pasta. Let me try. – Sure. Give it a try. / – Bbaekga. Why does everyone want to try it now? He never does this. I’m going to try a voice actor from “VJ Special Force”. He must feel nervous. It was an episode on chicken. He was introducing chicken with his unique voice. (Voice for chicken) Chicken here. Chicken there. It’s all chicken. I can hear it. – I can hear it. / – It was good. Why won’t you laugh for your own member? He’s in your team. We don’t get along. Shinji finds it embarrassing. I appreciate that Bbaekga volunteered to do it. I’ve never seen it before. It’s the first time. Jongmin had a big accident. Yes. He’s very proud. What was the accident? I slept in the car. I was sleeping in the car. It was for “Open Concert”. It’s supposed to be serious. I was told to go up while I was sleeping. I went up, but I couldn’t remember the lyrics. Which song was it? – It was “Return”. / – Yes, “Return”. – They have a video. / – Yes. It was on air. – There it is. / – It actually got on air. (Video data) There it is. Bbaekga’s on. I can tell he’s not confident. (He’s not clear from the start.) (The importance of lyric subtitles) (I’m sorry.) – What’s he doing? / – He apologizes. (It makes him dizzy to watch it again.) (He finally remembers the lyrics.) He remembers it now. There are TVs underneath. What were you doing? (The excited idiot exits with a smile.) What were you saying? He apologized while singing. After that performance, Shinji was more mad at you – compared to the producer. / – Yes. The producer just told me to go. (Was he cool or did he give up?) – I… / – That means he doesn’t want to deal with him. – That’s not it. / – Okay. It was ridiculous. – It’s KBS “Open Concert”. / – Of course. I asked him if we could try it again since it wasn’t live. “It’s fine. It’s Kim Jongmin.” “People expect nothing from him. It’s fine.” He’s awesome. He’s the best. I wasn’t sure if it could be aired. “It’s okay because it’s Jongmin. It was funny.” – But it’s a music show. / – “It was funny.” There are many cool producers in KBS. He said it was funny. I went through a lot on “Open Concert” before. – Really? / – What happened? – Because of water. / – Yes. – I’ll never forget it in my life. / – What is it? – Oh, on the rainy day? / – It was raining. I saw it. It rained so much. There are top four rains in the music industry. (First rain: Beast) (This is actually directed.) (Second rain: 4 Minute) (Third rain: f(x)) (Hey. This is what professionals do.) I sang “Sometimes” at the time. I’ve seen it a few times. I laughed so much. The rain was pouring so much. It was sad. I got electric shocks from the mic. – Did you get electrocuted? / – Yes. Coincidentally, the lyric in “Sometimes” goes, “Why do I cry so much today”. Crush looked terrible. (Why do I) (Cry so much today) (Don’t cry, you fool.) It rained so much that the makeup got in my eyes. – It was dripping. / – It hurt my eyes. I was wearing contact lenses. I was going like this because they moved. It was the most terrible moment. The meme was popular on the internet. Room 1 is singing “Cereal”. (“Cereal” in Room 1) – What? / – Let’s take a look. (“Cereal” by Crush) (Exclaiming) We haven’t even started yet. Please put it down. Room 1 is already singing “Cereal” by Crush. (He’s definitely the music chart gangster.) How do you feel? Crush is trendy. Like Bbaekga said before, – Jongmin makes mistakes. / – Yes. What comes to your mind when that happens? I tell myself that I shouldn’t mix up. When I see how Shinji treats him… How bad is it? How bad is it? She doesn’t say anything mean. She just says, “Are you a singer?” (Are you a singer?) Isn’t that supposed to be humiliating? In your opinion, what was the most serious one although you deserved it? Well… – He seems fine. / – It just sounds like she’s talking to me. (Cursing is everyday life for him.) It happens all the time. – Really? / – Yes. I guess she curses often. Do you ever stop Shinji from cursing, Bbaekga? I could never do that. We all have our positions. Jongmin’s the leader. I only belong to the group. – I’m serious. / – How about her? She’s the real boss. – She’s the actual power. / – It’s evident. It’s still Koyote. He’s only a leader because we say so. Just a member. How do you split the pay? It’s always four-three-three. – She takes the most. / – It happened recently. Yes. We used to split it evenly. But I think that’s right. We’re actually grateful of it. It could be 5-2.5-2.5 – or six-two-two. / – I think you could go six-two-two. “5-2.5-2.5.” Bbaekga thinks even four-three-three is too much. – Honestly… / – How do you want it? Honestly, it should be seven-one-two. (Shinji seven, Jongmin two, Bbaekga one) (Honest) Bbaekga’s very cool. – Seven-two-one? / – Yes. What do you think, Jongmin? Are you grateful too? – He was very clear. / – Yes. Seven and two. What do you think? He’s just happy that there’s a gap between the two. I’m happy that I got two. Speaking of that, four-three-three or four-four-two or three-five-two reminds me of the soccer system. It sounds okay depending on the performance condition, right? She’s playing the role of a leader. Then she deserves it. I was actually a leader. I was the leader of Koyote. But Jongmin’s older than me, and he does his best, so I told him he should take care of us. That’s how he came to care more about Koyote. I see. He’s a puppet boss in professional terms. Yongman. – Watch your mouth. / – Watch your mouth. – Isn’t he a puppet leader? / – Watch your language. He’s a puppet. According to Bbaekga, he’s the reason Koyote is able to last for 20 years. Let me explain. Actually, Jongmin and I always say the secret to Koyote’s survival is Shinji. Shinji’s voice has allowed us to continue on. And the other reason is – an exact distribution. / – But? If I were to add one more, when they were young, they fought so much. I’m not even joking. When we got into the car, I couldn’t believe how serious they were. It wasn’t a fight between members. They fought like enemies. Really? – In the car? / – It wasn’t that serious. – Come on. / – We were just fighting. – I’m the one who felt it. / – Right. They don’t realize it. I was like, “How could they say that?” “How could a woman say that to a man?” “How could a man say that to a woman?” It was beyond gender and age. I had to resolve it in the middle. We couldn’t break up. I was worried that we might break up. I was grateful for this. I live off of this. This is how I made living. You were against the breakup. You were willing to face anything. He becomes jobless otherwise. I didn’t care if I get only 10 percent. I never wanted the team to break up. After the fight, I talked Shinji out. Back then I told Shinji, “Shinji, that jerk…” Hey. At the time… (Calm down.) I really said that at the time. – At the time. / – At the time, I did. At the time. It’s been over 10 years. I had no other choice. – I was desperate. / – You had to survive. You were trying to talk Shinji out. “Don’t deal with that stupid jerk.” “Hey, you…” How could you… That’s hilarious. Then Shinji started saying why she was upset. “Don’t you agree with me, Bbaekga?” “You’re always right.” “Relax. You have me.” When she felt better, – I moved to Jongmin. / – He went to Jongmin. “Jongmin, you know what she’s like.” He’s like a bat. Good job. I thought he was on my side. You had a role. That was your role. (Bbaekga’s the No. 1 reason Koyote stayed.) That’s how we deal with a problem between mother and daughter-in-law. I thought he was on my side. We’re able to see Koyote thanks to Bbaekga. We finally get to hear about it. It was awkward the next day. Then I told them to go grab lunch together. Then they were good again. – You played a major role. / – He was on my side. – Right. / – That’s how we lasted for 20 years. (Congratulations on Koyote’s 20th anniversary.) What would you have done without Bbaekga? What’s your opinion of the longevity, Shinji? Although we fought, we always moved in one car. – After a fight… / – Wouldn’t that make things worse? – No. / – This is very important. – This is very important. / – Right. When couples have a fight, they’re supposed to stay together. A couple should sleep in one bed after a fight. If we moved in different cars, it only makes the relationship worse. We’ve actually tried it. But if we go on the stage after that, – it’s very hard. / – It is. – It’s very hard. / – At the time, did Bbaekga feel like he was on your side? I knew Bbaekga was in the middle. Oh, you knew. How about you, Jongmin? I thought he was on my side. “That girl, Shinji…” “You feel the same, right?” “Okay, I should let it go.” (He let it go like he was a nobleman.) You let it go. You trusted him. Bbaekga told me, “You know what I’m going to tell Jongmin, right?” He told me everything. He said the same thing to me. I acknowledge that he played an important role between us. What about you, Jongmin? Bbaekga thinks it’s him. Shinji thinks it’s because you talked in the same car. What do you think the reason is? Honestly, I thought I was a good leader. Gosh. Hey. They all have different minds. – That’s weird. / – That’s weird. Koyote probably has many different reasons for their long survival. I personally think they drew their own best future. They have different minds. They have different thoughts. (Next week) (Summer Hunter Special Part 2) – Koyote. / – Koyote? – Awesome. / – Koyote? Jang Deok Cheol. Wait. – No. / – What? Room 3. They might stop after scrolling down. It’s not over yet. They might stop after scrolling down. Never mind. Are you enjoying this?