EXO‘s Chanyeol sat down for an interview on June 5 with News 1 to talk about what’s been going on in his life recently, both individually and as a member of the hugely popular group.
When talking about EXO’s recent comeback with their track “Love Me Right,” he says, “It’s really great because we’re smiling while we’re performing. It’s fun.”
He’s also asked about the guys’ recent stunt in which Chanyeol, Kai, Baekhyun, and Chen all dressed up in football gear and pretended to be playing football outside of the KBS building when they were heading in to film “Music Bank.”
“We were disappointed that we only got to wear the football uniforms when we were filming the music video. We couldn’t dance in them, so we wondered what would be the best way to show them off. We came up with the plan because we thought it would be fun to show them off somewhere like that.”
Chanyeol recently appeared on “Superman Returns” with his fellow member Baekhyun when they went to Lee Hwi Jae‘s place to meet his adorable twin boys Seo Eon and Seo Joon. Seo Eon is known for being shy around strangers, but he warmed up to Chanyeol almost right away. He even held out his arms to Chanyeol soon after they met, wordlessly asking Chanyeol to pick him up.
“I love the twins so much that I pestered our manager about how I wanted to go on ‘Superman Returns,'” Chanyeol says. “Our manager is friends with Lee Hwi Jae’s manager, so that’s how we were able to go on the show.”
“I haven’t missed watching a single episode of ‘Superman Returns’ since the twins were really young,” he adds. “It wasn’t included in the show, but when I went grocery shopping with Seo Joon, I asked him ‘Seo Joon, do you like me?’ and he said yes. I almost cried. When I asked him again at home, he didn’t do it that time.”
Chanyeol also talks about his friendship with comedian Park Myung Soo. On his radio show, Park Myung Soo recently listed the idol singers that he treasures the most, and Chanyeol was fourth on the list. “I just talked to him earlier,” says Chanyeol. “I met him when I was on ‘Infinity Challenge,’ but we didn’t have a chance to meet properly after that.”
He laughs as he adds, “I’m not sure why he is so kind to me, but I’m grateful.”
Lastly, Chanyeol is asked about his recently collaboration with MFBTY at “2015 Dream Concert.” As Chanyeol is a rapper himself, the interviewer says that it must have very meaningful for him to have the chance to perform with Tiger JK. “He’s someone I’ve liked since I was young,” says Chanyeol. “It was an honor to perform with him, and we became friends.”
“It was my first collaboration,” he adds, “but I’ve always wanted to do that type of thing. It’d be great if I can do more of it in the future.”