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Twitter: 170330 Dara (@krungy21) – “Thank you for having “I Don’t Care” in your song selection~~~^.^”

SBS Power FM Park Sohyun’s Love Game. Thank you for having “I Don’t Care” in your song selection~~~^.^ I’ll have fun while listening!!! Eeeehhhh~ I don’t careeeee~~~ 

Source: @krungy21

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@WeLoveDara

Instagram: 170330 Dara Uploads a Photo with Cutie Jisoo – “Cutie Line’s maknae, Jisoo, also came to give me her support…”

It seems like Dara has recruited Jisoo into YG’s cutie line! ❤ There’s Dara and WINNER’s Jinwoo, and I wonder who else she’s recruited? 😄

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@WeLoveDara

Instagram: 170329 Dara Shares a Cute Photo with Thunder – “He came to support his eldest noona…”

He came to support his eldest noona, our cute Doongie, tall Doongie, lovely Doongie, youngest Doongie, Cheondoongie *spank**!!!

**궁디팡팡 is a cute way of spanking someone affectionately

Source: daraxxi@instagram

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@WeLoveDara

Photo: InStyle Korea Uploads a B-Cut Photo of Stunning, Sexy Sandara Park from the April Issue Shoot

Source: InStyle Korea

Article: Sandara Park Clarifies Rumors Surrounding 2NE1’s Disbandment

On March 30, Sandara Park opened up about 2NE1’s disbandment during an interview for her upcoming movie “One Step.”

The actress said, “About three years in, I realized it wouldn’t be possible for 2NE1 to last forever and worried about it. It was really sad when our disbandment became a reality since we had been together for 10 years.”

“Even up until a couple months ago, I was just always at home. But now, the members come to show their support for me, like they did yesterday. So now it just feels like we just won’t be promoting together for a while and I’ve been able to work happily again.”

In response to a question about rumors of bad blood between Gong Minzy, who left 2NE1 in April of 2016, and the other members, Sandara Park clarified, “If you only know about what happened through news articles, I think it’s easy to misunderstand what happened. But we haven’t really noticed a huge change in our own personal relationships.”

She continued, “Although Gong Minzy couldn’t come to the exclusive screening event for ‘One Step’ due to schedule conflicts, she has been supporting me. I started learning how to play guitar when I was a trainee after watching the Japanese movie “Midnight Sun.” Gong Minzy told me at the time that playing the guitar fit me and that’s when I realized that she was a friend that really knew me well.”

Source: Soompi

Q. “One Step” is your first ever Korean film. Don’t you feel pressure about debuting as a movie actress?
Sandara: I didn’t feel any pressure about it because I tried my best at every moment and I was confident in myself. However, I couldn’t sleep well after having a movie premiere yesterday. I don’t know why, but I was so nervous.

Q. CL and Park Bom attended the movie premiere. What did they tell you about the movie?
Sandara: I was so happy because they said my singing has improved a lot.

Q. How about Minzy? She didn’t attend the movie premiere.
Sandara: Even though she couldn’t attend the event due to her busy schedule, she called me to support me. There seems to be some misunderstanding, by the way. Some people say there was some discord among us when Minzy left 2NE1. It’s not true. We’re still in a good relationship.

Q. Tell me about the breakup of 2NE1. Didn’t you have any choice except to disband the team?
Sandara: Actually, I’ve been thinking about it since we were a 3rd-year girl group. I didn’t want to part with them, but I knew we have to say good bye one day or other. It was very sad to part with them because we’ve been great friends for about 10 years.

Q. So, as a solo artist, will you focus on your activities as an actress?
Sandara: No, even though 2NE1 has been disbanded, I will still sing. I will sing and act at the same time, and that’s why I’m preparing for my solo album.

Q. Tell me about your solo album.
Sandara: I think my solo songs will be totally different from 2NE1’s songs. I want to try different things. For example, I want to sing very cheerful dance music. I hope I will release the album this summer.

Q. Don’t you feel pressure to achieve a success as a solo artist?
Sandara: When I was a member of 2NE1, so many people came to our concert. However, it seems like many people don’t even know about my movie. Well, I’m just trying to be positive. I’m not sure I can become as popular as 2NE1, but I know life is a succession of failures. I’ll challenge myself and never give up.

Q. There are some people who say you have poor acting skills.
Sandara: I think it’s because of my high voice tone, and it’s true I was once frustrated when I heard such a criticism. Actually, when 2NE1 released a ballad music, my part was very small because music producers said my voice tone didn’t fit such a music. So I tried to lower my voice tone, but it was not easy. However, I’ve changed my mindset after 2NE1 was disbanded. As I said, I’m trying to be positive, and I’ll try to strengthen my strength instead of worrying about my weakness.

Q. Your new movie “Cheese in the trap” will begin shooting in April. Tell me about the movie.
Sandara: As it was already made into a drama last year, I think we need to make it into a totally new version. The director of the movie wanted me to be myself, and I’ll try to show real me in the movie. I’m really looking forward to the movie.

Source: KpopBehind

BlackpinkOfficial Instagram: Jisoo – “I came secretly to cheer on Dara-unnie during #OneStep premiere! 💛 Very pretty Dara-unnie who always takes care of me”

Visual Sisters Dara and Jisoo Fighting! ^_^ I love how YG Family secretly went out to support Dara!

#BLACKPINK #JISOO #DARA #unnie #OneStep #TheSongsAreGood #TheStoryIsGoodToo #UnnieILikedIt @daraxxi Yesterday, I tried uploading it but it’s still late ㅜㅜ I came secretly to cheer on Dara-unnie during #OneStep premiere! Very pretty Dara-unnie who always takes care of me. She was so really beautiful and bright in the movie. The very best! Thank you very much for inviting me >_<

Source: blackpinkofficial@instagram

Translated by: BlacjackBelle@WeLoveDara

Article: Dara Says 2NE1 Will Reunite One Day

Dara talked about the possibility of 2NE1 reuniting together.

During an interview with Ilgan Sports, she was asked about returning to life as a solo artist. Dara said, “It’s a really big change. Usually for these interviews it’d be all four of us, and it can get burdensome to come by myself. I felt that I was alone because of the little things. Even just a few months ago, I was lonely. I always hid behind CL, and I was scared to do things by myself without a leader.

However, she was optimistic and said, “I think it’s a step toward change. To be honest, you can’t be together as a team when you’re old women. I did think that one day, things would turn out like this. Also, I think we’re just temporarily working separately and that this isn’t the end. Nowadays, you see sunbaenims coming back together. I’m looking forward to that and waiting for it.

In other news, Dara recently made her film debut in ‘One Step‘, which Park Bom and CL made sure to show their support for.

Source: Allkpop

Translation: Sports Chosun: [Interview 1] Sandara Park “‘Only Became an Actress Because 2NE1 Disbanded’ Feelings of Prejudice, Upset”

Sports Chosun: [Interview 1] Sandara Park “‘Only Became an Actress Because 2NE1 Disbanded’ Feelings of Prejudice, Upset”


Actress Sandara Park (33) from girl group 2NE1, gave her sincere thoughts for her first film debut.

In the musical movie, “One Step,” Sandara Park plays a character who has colored hearing. In an interview with Sports Chosuin on the morning of the 30th at Sinsa-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, she revealed recent activities and things behind-the-scenes.

Sandara Park made her debut in the entertainment industry through an audition program, ABS-CBN “Star Circle Quest” in the Philippines. After activities in the Philippines as a singer and actress, she signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment in 2007 and started her domestic activities in the country.

In 2009, Sandara Park debuted in 2NE1 along with the other three members. In 2009, she appeared in the SBS drama “The Return of Iljimae.” In 2015, she starred in the web dramas “Doctor Ian,” “We Broke Up,” and “Missing Korea” and also appeared in the KBS2 drama, “Producers.” Recently, she just finished her first movie, “One Step and was casted in the movie “Cheese In the Trap,” cementing her position in the acting industry. With the disbandment of 2NE1, it seems that her activities as a singer has come to a standstill, at the same time that her career as an actress has started in earnest.

Sandara Park said, “Yesterday (the 29th), I couldn’t sleep because of the movie premiere. The 2NE1 members came to watch the movie and they said, ‘Your singing improved a lot!’ and I was really happy for the praise they gave,” she continued, “There wasn’t really a big burden when we were shooting and up until recently about my first movie work. Although this was my first movie here, but when you arrive at the shooting site, all movie shoots have similar systems. I had faith and believed in myself because I worked hard each and every moment. I didn’t feel pressured about this movie being the first where I was the lead female star, but strangely enough, I was totally nervous yesterday.”

She said, “It seems that actors who are former singers are divided into two kinds. There are some who concentrate on acting and stop focusing on being a singer, and then there are people like me who want to challenge themselves and want to get into both singing and acting. More than anything else, I debuted as a singer and I didn’t want to erase that image even as I go into acting. So musical movies or musical drama styles hold a certain attractive charm to me.”

Furthermore, she revealed, “Although 2NE1 disbanded already, I still want to continue being a singer. Recently, I’ve heard a lot of talk around me, asking questions like, ‘Is it because 2NE1 disbanded that you turned into an actress?’ Whenever I hear this kind of talk, I feel really upset. I want to go further into acting, but I also want to continue singing. So this time, I’m revealing that I’m preparing for a solo album.”

Sandara Park, who is preparing for a solo album, revealed, “I think that I’ll be headed into a completely different direction from 2NE1’s music. I had this idea that I should do something that’s different from what I can do if I’m with the members. I want to do interesting and fun music. I want to do bright music. I want to do a cheerful dance song that will make everyone want to ‘put your hands up!'”

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Source:Sports Chosun

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@WeLoveDara

Article: Dara Says She Wants to Release a Solo Album by the Summer

During a cafe interview for her upcoming film ‘One Step‘, former 2NE1 member Dara opened up about the possibility of her solo album this year!

Dara said, “I feel like [the solo album] should be within this year, but I haven’t talked about it with my label CEO yet.” 

She continued, “When an article about a solo album comes up, I think my label CEO will call me and go, ‘What’s this?’ I’d like for it to be released this summer. There hasn’t been any talk of it so far.”

Dara also talked about starting anew by herself, outside of 2NE1. “I was able to live comfortably as a member of 2NE1. From now on, I have to march out to the battlefield on my own. I will live headstrong in the harsh world. It’s time to live the 3rd chapter of my life,” she shared.

Meanwhile, ‘One Step’ premieres in theaters this April 6.

Source: Allkpop

Article: Sandara Park Reveals Why She Repented While Filming For Movie

Sandara Park explained why she ended up self-reflecting while filming for her new movie “One Step.”

On March 29, the cast members of “One Step” promoted their upcoming film through a Naver V Live broadcast, where they shared behind-the-scenes stories.

During the broadcast, Sandara Park gave some thoughts on her big screen debut. “It feels much more nerve-wracking than singing in front of thousands of people,” she confessed.

She also talked about the difference between singing on stage with 2NE1 and singing for her movie. “I usually performed energetic music when I was in 2NE1, so it was difficult for me to sing for the film because I was showcasing my voice,” she revealed. “I initially thought it was going to be easy since I had a lot of experience with singing in a recording studio, but as soon as I sang the first line [for the movie], I repented. It was a challenging yet precious experience,” she added.

“One Step” is set to premiere on April 6. Sandara Park will be playing a character who tries to regain her memories through music. Check out the trailer here!

Source (1) via Soompi