f(x)’s Luna sat down with MyDaily’s reporter for an exclusive interview. She discussed her ongoing passion, musical career and family, as well as her transition from a celebrity to student life. The following is an excerpt of the interview between Luna and the MyDaily reporter:
The interview had to be scheduled after 5pm because Luna was busy with schoolwork. She will come as soon as she finishes writing her exams. Prior to the interview, I searched on the web to learn f(x)’s Luna better. Soon I realized that Luna has a twin sister. Whenever I encountered f(x)’s stages I thought, “Where is Luna getting all that energy from?” Her powerful voice and performances did not match with her size at all but to think that there is one more Luna in the world? Wow. It was truly amazing.
When the clock hit five, Luna appeared at the meeting place, “Good Afternoon!”
How did your exams go?
“Hm… I think I did okay (shy laugh)”
Do you mind me asking about your grades?
“It is a bit personal.(Haha) I am doing great. I receive many As too!”
You have a twin sister. Does your sister look exactly like you?
“No not quite. My sister weighs a little more but is much prettier than me.”
I heard that you use public transportation to school. Is there a special reason for it?
“Before, I used to take subway to school but I bus now. My father once insisted me to take the bus instead of subway. At first, I didn’t like the idea because subway is much faster. Then my father said if I want to learn the geography of a country, hopping on the bus is a better alternative. So, if I wake up early for school, I take bus and study the region. I enjoy busing now. It’s quite fun.”
Though wouldn’t your family be worried? Luna is a celebrity and people notice you right away.
“Actually, no they are not worried at all (Laugh). My father is a highly spirited person. He always says, ‘At your age, the best way to learn is to experience everything yourself!’ He wants his daughter to be competent and strong. My grandma is the only worried one in the family.
People do recognize me on the street though they don’t come up to me. I think it is because I’m usually busy doing something. The crowds are respecting my personal space.”
You starred in “Legally Blonde,” and in KBS2 “Immortal Song,” you performed a few musical themed stages. Do you enjoy musicals?
“Acting in ‘Legally Blonde’ was so fun and interesting. It opened up the opportunity for me to act as a musical actress on the stage. If I have the chance, I really want to act in a musical again. It was really fun.”
You starred in a drama before. What would be the main difference between singer, musical, and drama?
“All three have one thing in common. They all require voices. I use my voice to sing and act. The core difference is on the voice delivering strategy. So when I first tried to simply act for a stage, I didn’t really understand the phrase ‘All arts are one.’ Now that I do, I want to learn more on delivering my voice to the audience.”
Was becoming a singer your childhood dream?
“Yes, since young I wanted to become a singer. When I was young, I watched singers performing on TV. I followed the steps and sang along. I realized that I feel most happy when I sing and dance.”
How did you meet SM Entertainment agency?
“Few years ago, I made my first appear on TV in the program called “Truth or Dare.” I was just very lucky. Because of the show, I was able to enter SM Entertainment as a trainee. I have always admired SM Entertainment singers especially BoA!”
Finally, how are you doing at school? Are you getting along with your classmates?
“Because I am a celebrity, I had a hard time getting along with other students. One day, I opened up and told my honest feelings in class, ‘I am not different. I am a student and I go to school just like you. I want to learn and create valuable memories in this class. Please help me.’ Shortly, other students approached me and held my hand. I think they understood my honesty. Since then we all became close friends. I was glad that I could open up.”
What did you want to do when you become a grown up?
“I already accomplished all of them! The first thing I had in mind was to travel across Korea. My dad, sister and I packed up our bags and traveled the country for three nights. The other one is enjoying my university years!”