Soompi met with NU’EST again at an exclusive interview during their “L.O.Λ.E Tour in Taiwan,” much thanks to event organizer Joytime Entertainment. Despite missing Aron who was out of action due to acute enteritis, JR, Minhyun, Baekho, and Ren were brave and showed that they are moving away from rookies status to a group that can handle any sort of unforeseen circumstances.
Want to know which member wants to play a female lead in a drama, how they like to be remembered by fans, and who do they want to form a unit group with if they were given the chance? Check out our interview now for their answers!
Q: We have heard NU’EST speak English and Japanese before. Since this is the first time visiting Taiwan, what Chinese/Taiwanese words have you guys learned especially for this trip?
Baekho: We wanted to prepare ourselves, but the pronunciation is really too difficult so we have only learned some simple greetings in Mandarin.
Ren: Zai jian (goodbye or see you again), wo ai ni men (I love you all).
Minhyun: Da jia hao (how are you).
JR: Wei (hello – greeting when answering phone)
Minhyun: Sorry we didn’t prepare any greetings in Taiwanese. Maybe you can tell us?
Soompi: Da geh ho (how are you), dou shia (thank you, many thanks)
Q: NU’EST went to Australia last year as judges for the cover contest and most recently to Turkey in June. If you guys were ever to participate in a contest, what song will you perform? What solo cover would you like to sing/dance to?
Minhyun: We really like TVXQ and would like the five of us to cover one of their songs.
Q: There is this influx of sub-units in the Korean entertainment scene. Should NU’EST be given an opportunity to form your own sub-unit, which member/members would you like to work with and why?
Baekho: For me, Minhyun, because I think his vocal sounds the best.
Minhyun: JR and Aron, they are both rappers so I think it would be nice to form a unit with them.
JR: Ren and Aron, because Ren’s performance on stage is really good. I think the three of us together would make a great team.
Ren: Yes me too; I want to be with JR and Aron.
Q: The involvement of fans in writing the lyrics of “Sandy” was really interesting. How did this idea come about?
JR: Our first album, titled “Face,” received very good results, so when we were putting out our second album “Action,” we discussed with our agency to repay our fans for their support with the song “Sandy”.
Q: Currently, you have sung the Korean, Japanese, and English version, and the fourth version – Chinese – will be performed tomorrow night. Of all these versions, which is the most difficult? What were the challenges you faced when singing it?
JR: I think the latest Mandarin version is the hardest.
Baekho: We have been learing some Japanese, so it was easier for us to do the Japanese version. Aron can speak English, so it wasn’t a big problem for us either. We didn’t have any opportunity to learn Mandarin before, so this version is the most challenging to us.
Q: Now that Aron is absent, how does it affect your show tomorrow night?
Baekho: Of course it will affect us, so we are in the midst of considering how to present our performance and make it perfect. Fans will be anticipating the show tomorrow, so we will do our best!
Q: Minhyun said if he has the opportunity to act, he wants to act as a kkotminam (flower boy) in a movie like the drama “Boys Over Flowers.” Should there be a remake, which role will you want to take on?
Minhyun: I want to take the role played by Kim Hyun Joong (Yoon Ji Hoo).
Ren: I watched and really liked “Boys Over Flowers.” I want to take the role of Gu Jun Pyo.
JR: I want to play the female lead Geum Jan Di.
Baekho: Gu Jun Pyo, because he has the most money in the show.
Q: How would you like yourself to be remembered by fans?
Baekho: I hope our fans remember our stage performances; that’s the most direct interaction we have with our fan,s and it’s where we shine, performing for our fans.
JR: Our good looking faces.
Ren: I hope they remember our hearts that love them.
Minhyun: I hope they remember our easygoing selves who are kind to fans and working hard to communicate with them.
Q: The Gwiyomi Player is one of the latest fads now. Did you learn how to do it? Who is the best at it? Can we see a NU’EST version of the Gwiyomi Player?
All: Yeah we did. Aron does it the best and Ren too.
Watch the video below for Ren’s version of Gwiyomi Player 🙂
Q: What question is NU’EST being asked the most?
Ren: What kind of performance are you presenting?
Baekho & JR: How different are you from other boy groups?
NU’EST has already made their comeback in August 2013 with “Sleep Talking.” Do continue to show your love and support for this awesome group!
Additionally, Soompi is giving away four autographed photos (JR, Minhyun, Baekho, and Ren on individual photos). The contest will be running for four days (September 11 to September 14) . We will be announcing the winners in the article throughout the contest duration so make sure to come back and take a look!!
To enter the contest all you have to do is::
Follow us on Twitter (@soompi),
- Leave a comment below with your Twitter username,
Tweet: “@soompi is giving away NU’EST Autographed Photos! My favorite member is – http://bit.ly/13GAeDC”
IMPORTANT: Please note that we will contact you through Twitter if you’re one of the lucky winners, so don’t forget to check your mentions! You will need to get back to us in the next 24 hours after our message!
Good luck everyone!
Congratulations to our Winners:
1. 2013/09/11: JR’s autograph – JlinNuest
2. 2013/09/12: Baekho’s autograph – SkyIceMinyeo
3. 2013/09/13: Minhyun’s autograph – _Lucas611
4. 2013/09/14: Ren’s autograph – RainbowMiLLi
Next: More exclusive photos!