B2ST is well known as a loyal group in the world of K-pop. All six members are famous for being close to one another.
Amidst their individual activities, the B2ST members have special love for group activities and have the assurance that they will maintain the group for a long time.
This trait of B2ST makes one think of some of the 1st generation idol groups who returned recently, such as g.o.d. or Fly to the Sky. B2ST has always named Shinhwa as its role model since its debut as well. They have always expressed their hope to stay as a six membered group for a long time.
During an interview with Newsen, which was carried out on the day g.o.d. made its comeback, the B2ST members expressed, “First and foremost, we felt glad to see them (g.o.d.) again.”
Yang Yo Seop shared, “I don’t know if other idols think the same thing but we always think and worry about how long we’ll be ale to do music that we like and how long we can perform on stage. But I felt comforted as I watched Fly to the Sky and g.o.d. sunbaenims getting back together and releasing their albums.”
He added, “I was so happy and delighted to hear the music that I’ve been listening to since I was young. I began to cheer for them as a fan.”
Yong Jun Hyung also said, “They are awesome. I think they provided an answer to us and other teams currently promoting. They showed a good example and it was as if they were saying, ‘This is how you do it.’”
While discussing their current status and future goal, Yoon Du Jun was asked which they need more as a group, popularity or longevity.
Choosing popularity, Yoon Du Jun simply said, “I already think that our team will last a long time. I have confidence and assurance that we will be together for a long time. So I want our group to become more popular.”
He humbly said, “Of course I think that we’re already receiving so much love now but I want us to be more poplar so more people will recognize us and listen to our songs. We still have to climb up. There are a lot of people who have no idea who B2ST is. We have a long way to go.”
Yong Jun Hyung shared, “I think the most important thing in order to last long is to enjoy what we do. If we feel pressured by something and can’t enjoy what we’re doing, it’s hard to do it for a long time. I think we always laugh and enjoy what we do and I personally think that’s what keeping us together for the long-run. We don’t want to consider what we do strictly as just work so we enjoy whatever we do. There’s always laughter no matter what we’re doing. I think laughter also brings in efficiency to work.”
B2ST Members Talk About Filming Romantic Scenes in Projects
With idol groups’ activities expanding to dramas, variety shows and musicals, B2ST has also been receiving a lot of love in different fields.
It was uncommon for any idols in the 1990’s to show affectionate scenes with their partners in projects, but there has been an increasing amount of instances where idols take on romantic scenes in projects.
B2ST’s music video for Good Luck caught attention by featuring Son Dong Woon’s sex scene. The fans showed different reactions upon seeing the sexy scene from the teaser videos.
In a recent interview with Newsen, Son Dong Woon said, “The fans were very hurt.”
He shared, “I’m older than when I debuted so I thought that the fans wouldn’t be hurt as much but they were hurt. The scene was originally more sexy but the CEO took some parts out. I’m glad he did that and I think should watch out from now on,” bringing out laughter.
Son Dong Woon emphasized, “It’s not like I filmed it because I wanted to. I thought it would be okay since I’m a 24 year old man now but the fans still think of me as the cute maknae.”
When asked, “Are you really a cute maknae?” Son Dong Woon said, “I’m really not but that’s how the fans think.” Then Yoon Du Jun said, “He is cute. We feel like he is a cute maknae.”
But Song Dong Woon claimed, “I’m a wild man. A wild 24 year old man,” making the other B2ST members burst out laughing.
Yoon Du Jun and Jang Hyun Seung showed kiss scenes in drama Let’s Eat and musical Bonnie and Clyde, respectively. Yoon Du Jun said, “The nuna fans liked it. But the younger fans were shocked. I know there are fans out there who are more shocked than we can imagine. But it’s unavoidable if we want to show you our projects” and Jang Hyun Seung also said, “But the nuna fans like it these days.”
Yang Yo Seop said, “Those reactions are interesting. Even when I was in musical Gwanghwamun Love Song, I started performing without knowing anything but as I started performing for musical Full House, I began to notice the fans in the audience. Some covered their mouths in shock and some even cried. There was a scene where I had to kiss the opposite actress on her forehead and some of the younger fans were hurt by that too.”
He added, “Sometimes I think to myself that I shouldn’t do those things. I think that’s why Dong Woon also thought he should cut some parts out from the music video. All six members try to take feedback from our fans seriously.”
Yoon Du Jun said, “But sometimes they (affectionate scenes) are necessary. We can’t do anything about it. If a musical needs it, then I think we should still do it,” and Jang Hyun Seung faintly added, “There’s always love no matter where you go.”
source: mwave 1, 2