Red Velvet’s Joy Shares Her Fears About Appearing On Reality Shows

Red Velvet’s Joy explained her thoughts about appearing on reality shows.

On September 14, a round interview was held for Lifetime’s new show “Pajama Friends.”

“Pajama Friends” is a reality show about Jang Yoon Joo, Song Ji Hyo, Joy, and WJSN’s Cheng Xiao enjoying their time together on hotel vacations.

During the interview, Joy said, “Personal relationships are difficult. When I was young, I had the excuse that I was young. But now that I don’t have that, it’s become difficult because I have responsibility.”

About the topic of youth in the show’s teaser, Joy explained, “I think the process of thinking about youth is what ‘youth’ is. In the past, when I appeared on ‘We Got Married,’ I wasn’t criticized no matter what I did. I was 20 years old and viewers looked at me adoringly. But now, I’m getting more criticized and there are people who ask, ‘Why is she acting like that?’ I didn’t have any other intentions, but there are many rumors that arise from misunderstandings, so I’ve become more careful. I’ve become scared about showing myself, so I keep showing only a polished appearance. So I had that kind of fear about reality shows.”

Speaking about her previous position as a host on JTBC’s “Sugar Man 2,” Joy said, “On ‘Sugar Man 2,’ everyone was a senior artist, so a large part of me felt like, ‘I can’t mess up here.’ That pressure became poison. Now that I think about it, it was a good experience and I think I could do a good job if I were to do it again.”

She continued, “Shyness came about because of that fear. I was already shy, but it wasn’t to this extent. If it’s not someone I trust, I become completely closed off. I’m still a little bit that way. But on ‘Pajama Friends,’ the older members have more experience than me and spoke to me first, so it was easier for me to talk.”

Jang Yoon Joo commented, “It makes me sad hearing this. I want to hug her.” Joy replied, “I feel sad when I see Cheng Xiao. She’s younger than me and came from China, but she said, ‘I like to get to know new people.’ So I thought, ‘You’re better than me.'”

Joy concluded, “I think I look for all of the reactions about me. In the past, I didn’t know how to handle this so I just cried, but now I just skip over ones that are ridiculous. I’m a part of a team and not a solo artist, so I’m scared about having an effect on the team. That’s why I’ve become more careful.”

Jang Yoon Joo added, “Joy isn’t the only one with this concern, we all have it.”

“Pajama Friends” will premiere on September 15 at 11 p.m. KST.

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