Wendy Talks About Her Excitement For Red Velvet’s Highly Anticipated August Comeback
On July 26, Red Velvet’s Wendy was both the DJ and the guest on her SBS Power FM radio show “Wendy’s Young Street”!
Wendy was confirmed to be the new host of the radio show “Young Street” earlier this month, and she began her run as host starting with the July 12 episode.
During the July 26 episode, Wendy hosted a fun segment where “Wendy” (her English/stage name) was the host and “Son Seung Wan” (her Korean/birth name) was the guest. Wendy shared, “When the production staff told me that the guest was ‘Son Seung Wan,’ I didn’t know they were talking about me. I thought someone with a similar name as me was coming on the show. When they said it was me, I was like, ‘It’s me?'”
Asked whether she was more accustomed to people calling her “Wendy” or “Seung Wan,” she said, “I like both of them. At home, they call me Seung Wan, but I like Wendy too. No matter which name people call me, I turn around. People should call me whatever they feel most comfortable with.”
Red Velvet is currently gearing up for a highly anticipated group comeback in August. Ahead of the comeback, the group will participate in an “archive project.” Wendy shared that she was just as excited and nervous about the comeback as their fans. “It was the first time in a year and eight months that a group video of us was uploaded,” she said. “I texted the members saying that it felt strange. There were a lot of fans who said that their hearts beat faster. Since they waited a long time, we’re going to come back with a good image and good music.”
She added, “Since it had been a while, there were some parts that felt unfamiliar or difficult, but it’s fun. Now that it’s been revealed, I’m excited. When we filmed the archive video, I had to act surprised, and as I reviewed the footage, it turned out I’d never closed my mouth. It was always at least half-opened. They told me to act surprised and curious, so I kept saying ‘ooh.'”
Red Velvet’s last official comeback was in December 2019, when the group released the final part of their “The ReVe Festival” album series. In that same month, during rehearsals for the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon, Wendy was involved in a stage accident that resulted in her taking a hiatus for several months. In August 2020, Red Velvet released a cover of BoA’s “Milky Way” as an SM Station single, marking Wendy’s partial return to the group. Wendy made her official return to activities in December 2020.