SHINee Interview Elle Girl Korea June 2011 – (2) Onew

During the interview and photoshoot session, Onew seemed to be observing the environment leisurely. He would not take the center stage but offer his support whenever there were any shortages or problems. In comparison with magnae Taemin’s flower-like smile or with statuesque Minho’s killer smile, Onew’s trademark “Ahahaha” laughter is never inferior. Is this SHINee’s leader Onew’s leading style?

“Instead of telling members to do this and that, I tend to listen (to them). They are doing well on their own path already (laugh).” 

Approaching the 4th year of SHINee since debut, many things have changed, but he says, most of all, he himself has changed.

“Through activities as SHINee, my personality has changed a lot. I may say I’ve become more out-going. Compared to before, I’m now more willing to approach people and initiate conversations with them, so I feel good (about my change).”

Whilst SHINee establishes themselves as a talented group in the industry, the market has expanded with lots of new groups debuting. How does he feel when he watches them as a ‘sunbae’ (senior)?

“Currently I’m MC-ing for a program, I see the new groups become younger and younger, and think to myself, Were we like them too? They all look quite good these days.” 

In addition to MC-ing, Onew has challenged himself in Musicals, and has made a lot of good outcomes. But it is likely that he will concentrate on SHINee’s overseas activities for the time being. I asked if he didn’t feel stressed out with or afraid of their upcoming Japan activities?

“We’ve had several performances in Japan already. I just wish we could laugh a lot. I’d like to communicate with our fans and enjoy our activities.”

Onew is well recognized for his entertaining sense excellent to the extent he was seated not with guests but with the panelists in Happy Together. Will his entertaining sense work in Japan too?

“Actually, I’m not sure if it is going to work. If I throw a lot, then a few will hit the mark, haha. Want to prepare a unique self-introduction. Something like “I am Onew who is rarely startled watching scary movies”? (Really?) I am startled inside but don’t flinch, so people do not know.” 

Onew says he forgets immediately even when he has some trouble, sleeps when he feels down, and sings songs he likes when he feels happy. He answered calmly (questions) about his everyday life as if his life were not so different from that of others. He says he doesn’t really mind how people evaluate or see him.

“I hope they take me (as I am) comfortably rather than telling me this or that. As I do so.” 

A 23 year old idol who doesn’t show vanity as a star nor look impatient at all as a man in early 20s. There seems to be something that will surprise us hiding under his calm and composed look.

Trans: vivz @ soompi | Revised by jujugal

Thanks again, vivz, for allowing me to revise your translation!

Onew, you’re such a wonderful man and leader. I respect you.


8 thoughts on “SHINee Interview Elle Girl Korea June 2011 – (2) Onew

  1. Juju, i need ur permission to translate this articles to bahasa indonesia, then post it to ma blog. So indonesian shawol can understand clearly how fabulous our shining boys.
    Can i?

  2. Sheena & Vivz@soompi, you guys are awesome. Thanks for generously sharing your translations.

    Re Onew: i must say he’s growing up really well. It is a pleasure watching him come out of his shell, be more relaxed, goofy and himselfl in public and pick up so many friends along the way. I love his humility, lack of vanity and need to be the center of attention all the time. Instead of fading away, these qualities along with his talents, make him stand out to people. Onew is truly an amazing person and leader.

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  4. Onew, You’re never seem to surprise me. You’re brilliant and breathtaking!!
    You’re make me laugh and you also make me cry!!
    None of the idols does that to me!
    Love too much that its hurts.
    Please don’t ever change!
    We love you just the way you are!!

    SHINee 4ever!!

  5. Pingback: Interview SHINee Onew di Elle Girl Korea | SHINee always shining

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