Interview with Suzy: She says the most important thing for kpop trainees is the mindset
To promote her new movie "The sound of a flower," Miss A's Suzy recently took part in interviews with Korean journalists. Through the interview, I could have candid talks with Suzy about her movie and character.(Most of the journalist wanted to ask her about her relationship with Lee Minho, but before the interview, the PR firm of the movie asked the journalists not to talk about it. That was what JYP and Suzy wanted)
Q. What made you decide to appear in your movie “The sound of a flower”?
Suzy: When I read the scenario for the first time, I really wanted to take part in the movie because I felt something hot in my heart. I thought I'll always regret it if I don't appear in the movie.
Q. What did you care about most when you played your character?
Suzy: First of all, I tried to express an emotion of Han (sorrow of Korean people). The character, Jin Chae Sun, feels frustrated when she practices Pansori (Korean genre of musical storytelling), and it reminded me of my trainee years. That's why I could be absorbed in the character.
Q. Have you been under a lot of stress when you were a trainee?
Suzy: I don't know how other k-pop agencies train their trainees, but my agency’s training was not that tough for me. Actually, I think what is important for trainees is their mindset because mindset determines everything. If I practice singing and dancing only because my agency told me to do it, it is a waste of time. It is a battle with oneself.
Q. Your drama “Gu family book” was a historical drama and “The sound of a flower” is based on real history too.
Suzy: Well, I don't care about my previous dramas when I choose my new drama or movie. As I said, when I read the scenario of “The sound of a flower” for the first time, I really wanted to take part in the movie. I think it was my destiny to appear in the movie even though I felt pressured about learning Pansori.
Q. What did you find most difficult while learning Pansori?
Suzy: It was too hard. There's a big difference between Pansori and pop, while Pansori requires a high output of physical energy. I've practiced Pansori repeatedly for a year. I got better and better, and now I'm so interested in Pansori. I hope I can learn more about Parnsori if there is a chance.
Q. Do you have anything in common with your character in the movie?
Suzy: She is a woman with guts and courage like me. Actually, I was very strong-minded in the old days.
Q. Do you usually push yourself to the limits?
Suzy: In the old days, I wrote everything about my plans and goals in my diary. I had clear goals, and I tried to discipline myself. Now I became more free.
Q. You acted with actor Ryu Seung Ryong in the movie. How was it?
Suzy: It was an honor to work with him. He was like my teacher, and he taught me so many things. One day, I knocked his car door and asked him for advice when he was sleeping. But he kindly taught me how to act for about 2 hours. I was so thankful for his kindness.
Q. Do you feel excited when you act? And what kind of roles do you want to play in the future?
Suzy: At first, I was not excited at all when I was acting because I felt so pressured. But now, I'm excited when I act and I want to do it better. I think that's just the kind of thing I love, and my activities as a singer are of help to acting because I express myself on stage just like actors do in their movies. And I'd really like to play a very attractive character like Jennifer Lawrence’s character in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Q. What's your goal?
Suzy: I hope I will be able to sing and act for ever. And I want to show various aspects of myself through my dramas and movies.