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Article: FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki and Sandara Park Reveal Secrets And Struggles Of Hallyu Stardom

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On a recent episode of JTBC’s “Let’s Eat Dinner Together,” MCs Kang Ho Dong and Lee Kyung Kyu were joined by FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki and Sandara Park in Tokyo.

The two MCs worried that they wouldn’t be able to film properly once fans started gathering after recognizing the two popular Hallyu stars; however, the MCs were surprised when people came up to Lee Hong Ki and asked him if he was Jang Geun Suk.

Lee Hong Ki revealed sadly, “I sometimes get mistaken for actor Jang Geun Suk [in Japan].”

When the MCs asked Sandara Park, who used to actively promote in the Philippines, what the secret was to best learn a foreign language, she frankly replied, “If you date using that country’s language, you can learn that language very, very quickly. I’m almost a native speaker at this point.”

Meanwhile, Sandara Park has been busy with variety show appearances as well as her own YouTube channel through which she uploads episodes of “Dara TV.”

 

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Article: What’s next for Sandara Park?

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Sandara Park, more popularly known as Dara, was a member of the now-disbanded girl group 2NE1, which recorded hits such as “Ugly” and “I Am the Best,” topping the charts in South Korea and overseas. Besides singing, Dara, who was born on Nov. 12, 1984, also pursues a career as an actress. She earned a Best Actress award at the K-web festival for her role in Dr. Ian. Her beauty landed her a role as a TV host on a program called Get It Beauty and she has also expanded her career outside Korea, especially in the Philippines, as a judge on the Pinoy Boyband Superstar talent show. The Jakarta Post’s Nurul Fitri Ramadhani got the chance to talk to the singer-actress at her agency, YG Entertainment, in Seoul.

What is it like being an idol in Korea?

It’s fun to be an idol in Korea because nowadays, K-pop is really big all over the world, so it’s really nice to have fans all over the world and to travel to different countries. But I also miss being in the Philippines. But it’s okay, because I keep going back and forth to the Philippines.

Why did you want to become a celebrity and join the entertainment industry?

Actually at first I just wanted to be famous. That’s what I said during the audition. I said I wanted to be famous and I wanted to have many fans. That’s it. And I think I was 8 years old when I first wanted to be a star. I saw someone on TV who was dancing and singing and it was YG [Yang Hyun-suk], our boss. I said ‘Wow! I also want to be just like him,’ and now here I am so it’s like a dream come true for me.

Do you know that K-pop and Korean dramas are very popular not only in Korea but also in the Philippines, Indonesia and over the world?

I don’t know, I really want to know. As a Korean, I’m really happy. Maybe it’s because the training system in Korea is really great, so when we’re on stage, we’re really ready, we know what to do. So, I think that’s the reason but I don’t know why exactly. I really want to know and I am very happy and hopefully fans keep supporting K-pop and K-drama forever.

What’s the hardest part about the entertainment industry? And how do you survive it?

I think there are many hard things of being a celebrity. One of them is that I’m not sure about my future. One day I can be famous, but I don’t know what is going to happen to me tomorrow. Before, I was afraid to lose my fans, to be forgotten, but I think I really have to try harder and harder and be a good example, so that they know what to do, especially the little kids who want to be singers or actresses.

How do you feel about the fact that nowadays, there are a lot of new K-pop idols and they’re very young? How do you see the phenomenon growing into the future?

I think I am old, because, well, I can’t memorize their names but I watch TV and Oh they’re really good, they’re young, but, who are they? I am old, but I am really proud of them and they’re really good. I think they’re better than us in some parts but we were still trained better.

You’ve just launched Dara TV. Please tell us about it.

Yes, I just launched the YouTube channel. I just want to show them how my daily life is, what I do when I don’t go to work and I want to show them the tourist Dara, for example tourist Dara in Manila, tourist Dara in Jakarta. So, I just want to keep in touch with my friends.

So, you’ll travel to cities all over the world?

Hopefully yes. I want to travel around the world.

What’s your plan for the future? Are you going to make a solo album or a new drama?

I just finished shooting the movie version of ‘Cheese in the Trap’ [A popular TV drama in Korea]. We’ll just have to wait for the premiere. I want to make my solo album as soon as possible. I cannot promise anything right now, but I am trying to meet some producers and get some songs together. I love acting, but I really miss performing on stage.

Who are the Korean stars that you’d like to work with in the future?

I don’t know. There are so many handsome boys over there. For me, Won Bin is still the best. Who else? And I want to work again with Park Hae-jin because when I worked with him, I saw a different side of him. I thought he was very smooth and gentle, but on the stage I saw his charisma. He’s really a good singer. But I also want to work with some new people.

 

 

 

 

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Information: Dara to Star in a New Vampire Movie – “The Last Night of the Year” 107년째 밤?

Yes! It looks like our Darong will be starring in a new movie and guess what the concept photos show? It’s going to be a vampire movie! Will our dreams finally come true?

We have been seeing posts regarding Movie 107년째 밤 for a while now. This can be translated to “The Last Night of the Year”. Recently, the Director/Writer of the movie, Won Jun Lee updated his instagram saying that he is now starting new work with Actress Sandara Park. Judging from his instagram, we can see some concept photos of movie 107년째 밤 and it looks like it is going to be a vampire movie. We believe that this is a YG/YGKPlus movie production with most of the staff and actor/actresses coming from YGKPlus. From our research, we believe the actors/actresses in the movie, while unconfirmed, are Sandara Park, Kang Seunghyun, Kim Hee Jeong, Lee Seung Mi, Kang Hui, and Lee Se A. While we don’t have a lot of information about the upcoming movie, we are truly excited for it.

While still not confirmed 100%, check out the tweets and instagram posts below!

Are you guys as excited as us?

“Start of a new work. With “Actress Sandara”. #Actress #SandaraPark #Movie #actor #movie #dara #sandarapark

Movie 107년째 밤 main characters Sandara Park and Model Kang Seunghyun-nim stretching

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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

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!

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News: “Leaving the comfort zone of 2NE1 and getting into a battle field”… Sandara Park’s 3rd life.

[OSEN Journalist Jang Jin Ri]

Sandara has shown a “true her” through music movie “One Step”. It was the first time she participated in a movie and played the leading role, which made it even more meaningful for her.

Sandara Park debuted as a 2NE1 member in 2009 and being a singer for several years. She now has a brand new title – actress – due to the movie “One Step”. Dara is gradually showing herself as an actress from web drama to the movie. Although she says “Well begun is half done.”, she only rates her acting skill a 51 points.

“I feel like I don’t really recognize myself. I never do. I’m the kind of person who cannot recognize myself. If 100 is maximum, I might get 51. But that is what beginning means, since there is a saying “Well begum is half done.” If I rated myself 100 it’d be like a poser.” She laughed.

“One Step” is talking about Sihyun who lost her memory in an accident and Jill who was a composer but suddenly failed to compose songs. They cured each other through music and during the time they both grew up. As for Sihyun and Jill’s story and the slogan of the movie: “Who am I?”, Sandara said: “Due to my busy work these years, I barely asked myself “Who am I?”. But while we were filming the movie, I asked myself “Who am I?”, then I realized “Just Sandara Park” so I could keep doing this.”

2017 means a lot of “for the first time” to Sandara Park. Solo activities for the first time, participating in a movie for the first time, playing a leading role for the first time. Sandara Park is excited for it but also a bit nervous. However, she says its gonna be “Sandara Park’s 3rd life.”

“I had been a singer for a long time, but there is no solo songs that for me to feel like “This is my song.”. Now I just left the comfort zone of 2NE1 and stepped into a battlefied. It’s war and I have to fight for it. It seems to be my 3rd life. My 1st life was in the Philippines, 2nd was being 2NE1 member. And now this solo Sandara Park is gonna be the 3rd life.”

Sandara Park is willing to do something as a singer even though she is officially stepping into acting. “I want to be a person like Um Jung-Hwa sunbae. She is a singer when she sings, and becomes an actress when she acts. I want to become little Um Jung-Hwa. I’d love to have much more acitivites in the one and only path that Um Jung-Hwa unnie has walked by.”

Source: http://osen.mt.co.kr/article/G1110613770#imadnews
Translated by: @MIAO_21

Transcribed by: @WeLoveDara

Article/Feature: [Dispatch Entertainment Special] “The Secret to Aging Backward?”…. Sandara Park, Reveals Secrets to Baby Face

[Entertainment Special] “The Secret to Aging Backward?”…. Sandara Park, Reveals Secrets to Baby Face

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For a woman, bare face is
something that she wants to hide.

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But, for Sandara Park
what does bare face even mean?

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Bare face

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“Sh.In.Ing.Da.Ra.”

Let’s have a quiz at this moment.

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For this photo, when did she take it?

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If so, then how about this photo?
The correct answer will now be revealed.

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2
1

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The gap between the two photos,
is as much as 8 years.

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Sandara Park was born in 1984, and this year she’ll be turning 33 years old. When she debuted in 2009, she was already 26 years old; it’s been 8 years since she debuted as an idol. She’s called the best “baby face” among girl groups.

☞ Are you curious about the secrets to her baby face? Found at the filming location of OnStyle’s “Get It Beauty 2017,” MC Sandara Park’s beauty honey tips as revealed in this “entertainment special.”

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Let’s first take a look at Sandara Park while she’s on her way to work. On this day, she would make her first appearance at the filming site. Wearing a red tteokbokki coat, she showed her fresh visuals.

“Hello! I was selected as one of ‘Get It Beauty 2017’ new MC. Today is our first filming. I will be revealing my beauty tips as well. Go go~.” (Sandara Park)

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“Sandara Park, reporting for work”

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“Po.ny.ta.il.”

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“Tteokbokki coat”

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Preparations for the filming of “Get It Beauty 2017” have started in earnest. The formula ‘cosmetic maniac/addict = shade/tint maniac/addict’ was created for Sandara Park. We focused more on inner beauty.

Have you ever heard of inner beauty before? To put it simply, it’s cosmetics that one can ‘eat.’ Intake like collagen, vitamins, and others that, when taken, are good for the skin.

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