Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung Explains Why Overhearing A WJSN Member’s Conversation Made Her Cry
During the guessing-game segment of the February 1 episode of the JTBC variety show, Sooyoung asked the cast to guess the reason why she recently burst into tears on her way home. After a slew of incorrect guesses, she hinted that it had to do with the fact that an idol group lives in her building.
In the end, Seo Jang Hoon finally managed to guess the correct answer: Sooyoung had happened to overhear a conversation between one of the idols who lived in her building and her mother, who had come to visit.
“I saw a woman who had packed lots of banchan [Korean side dishes] get into the elevator,” she explained, “and she pressed the button for [WJSN’s] floor. Once she was in the elevator, she got a phone call, and I could hear her daughter’s voice through the phone.”
Sooyoung went on, “Her daughter’s voice sounded exactly like— it reminded me so much of how I had felt back when I was promoting [with Girls’ Generation].” Heechul interjected sympathetically, “That exhaustion.”
Imitating the WJSN member’s tired voice, Sooyoung recalled, “I heard her say, ‘Mom, where are you?’ and [her mother] said, ‘I’m almost there; I’m getting off [the elevator] now.’ The moment she got off, tears started flowing down my face.”
“I felt like I had glimpsed a behind-the-scenes moment,” she continued. “It felt like I had seen the hard-working individual behind the [glamorous idol] performance.”
Watch Sooyoung in the first episode of her new OCN drama “Tell Me What You Saw” below!