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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!

Source (1) via Soompi

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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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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Articles/News: Snippets of Sandara Park’s Heart-Warming, Honest Thoughts on JTBC’s “Talking Street”

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Sandara Park described the disbandment of 2NE1 as “only for a moment.” She said, “We have best friends that are closer than family when we were in middle school and high school. But when graduation comes, it’s inevitable that we have to say good-bye and part ways. These days, I have thoughts like that. I have to part with the members who are like family for a while.”

She continued, “Now I’m standing alone as Sandara Park, please listen as I tell my story.”

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At the time she joined YG Entertaniment, the agency recommended that Sandara Park go into acting, but she had a clear dream of becoming a ‘singer.’ However, she had an identity crisis shortly after joining the group, which was originally planned to debut with three members only. Looking at the members with CL‘s matchless rap style, Park Bom‘s unique vocals, and Minzy‘s powerful dance skills, Sandara Park thought, “I’m going to be 2NE1’s kkakdugi.” (T/N: kkagdugi is literally Cubed Radish Kimchi, but it can also be slang for someone extra or a supplementary)

When Sandara Park’s self-esteem and confidence was lessening bit by bit, it was Park Bom who was the first to reach out. Sandara Park said, “Bommie came up to me and told me, ‘Without you, there would be no 2NE1’ and gave me comfort,” she continued, “Since then I’ve tried to always think positively.”

Sandara Park said, “I was thinking only about becoming like chicken too, then I decided, ‘I must become like chicken mu,'” (T/N: chicken mu is Korean Pickled Radish and it’s a complimentary side dish to Korean fried chicken). She continued, “The members have different colors, like different parts of fried chicken, so I thought that I’d become the chicken mu that is refreshing and sweet. I think it’s great to always think positively.”

Sandara Park who was afraid to stand alone, delivered a brilliant talk busking while firmly standing by herself. Beyond the tough situation of today, Sandara Park was able to stand firmly because of the encouragement she received not only from her fellow 2NE1 members but also from other members of YG Family.

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When one citizen who was at the busking asked Sandara Park how she endured her difficulties, she replied, “The people around me are really important. There was a time during YG Family Concert that Gummy told me, ‘I love listening to your voice,’ and it cheered me up a lot. On the other hand, Taeyang said, ‘I wish noona would think more positively,’ and he showed his sincere worry. ”

Also, CL‘s words to Sandara Park when she showed anxiety and a lack of confidence on stage drew attention as well. Sandara Park shared, “CL asked me, ‘Do you want to go on stage? Because you could. You’re good at this unnie.”

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On standing by herself, “I was afraid. I didn’t want to be separated from the members. I was also worried about what I could do on my own.” She continued, “I hope that each one of us would grow well in our own individual paths after 2NE1. Until now, we’ve made good memories together and I’ll cherish them forever. I hope that we can all meet again someday, I’m excited for that,” she said.

Sanndara Park also said, “My first golden days was when I was doing activities in the Philippines, my second golden days was when I decided to come back to Korea and did activities as part of 2NE1, and I’m going to work hard on achieving my third golden days now that I’ve turned over a blank page once again.”

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Sandara Park revealed that before her debut, her agency’s sajangnim, Yang Hyun Suk always gave her negative comments during evaluation. But after Sandara Park’s successful debut with 2NE1, Yang Hyun Suk told her that she was the most hard-working person among the members and that she was a “friend who made the impossible, possible.” Sandara Park said that because she had such a hard time in the past, Yang Hyun Suk’s positive comments became more touching.

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DARA: 2NE1 is like a puzzle and only when the four people are there can the whole picture be seen, personally I’ll wait for that time.

DARA: (while looking at her orange mic) I think I’ll always be orange. In 2NE1 I think I was the orange color. Although the color orange isn’t sexy, but it is bright and fresh.

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Sources: 1 2 3

Re-uploaded and translated by: WeLoveDara/OhDara

News/Official Photos: JTBC “Talking Street” Sandara Park, “Dating Rumors with G-Dragon? I Don’t Date Within the Company “

JTBC “Talking Street” Sandara Park, “Dating Rumors with G-Dragon? I Don’t Date Within the Company “

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Sandara Park talked about the “dating scandal” with fellow YG labelmate, G-Dragon.

Recently, JTBC reported that Sandara Park, Seo Janghoon, and journalist Im Gyeong Seon had filmed for an episode of Talking Street (As I Say).

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MC Haha told Sandara Park, “Recently, you and GD became a hot topic with a dating rumor. Congratulations,” giving a congratulatory message at once.

Recently, Sandara Park and G-Dragon attracted hot attention with a dating rumor. In front of many fans, G-Dragon was seen protecting Sandara Park by holding her head.+

Sandara Park replied, “After watching Big Bang’s concert, I went to the after party, there were a lot of fans who followed so we went out that way and I think they misinterpreted it. But I didn’t know that news or articles would be written about it with that kind of ‘concept’,” she said, “At the company, they said ‘You walked in a Jiyong headlock’ and laughed,” revealing the circumstances that surrounded the dating rumor.

Sandara Park continued, “I don’t date within the company,” she said firmly, emphasizing her innocence in the dating rumor.

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On the other hand, Sandara Park will also talk about 2NE1‘s disbandment as one of the “talk buskers” in the episode. It willbe broadcasted on the 25th, at 9:30PM on JTBC’s “Talking Street (As I Say).”

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Sources: 1, 2, 3
Translated by: WeLoveDara / OhDara

Article: Sandara Park on the Cover of L’Officiel Singapore

Sandara Park On the Cover of L’Officiel Singapore

The August 2016 edition of L’OFFICIEL Singapore turns the spotlight on identity, heritage, culture and all things Asian.

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South Korean hyperstar Sandara Park takes the lead in this month’s edition of L’Officiel Singapore. The bona fide entertainer – the 2NE1 member has a whopping 4.2 million followers on Instagram and has reigned supreme in music, television and film – fronts the magazine in a stunning cover and fashion editorial shot by Joel Low, and reveals a layer of sensitivity and seriousness seldom seen by the public.

Take a note or two from Asia’s brightest and most celebrated architects as a guide to making the coolest sartorial choices now, see how our favourite fashion designers have looked to (and still scour) the East for inspiration, and witness the glory of Chinese couturier Guo Pei’s stunningly realised creations. Plus, join Manila-born photographer Chuck Reyes as he captures five of the biggest next-gen Asian models on the streets of New York, garbed in this season’s comfiest togs.

In the lifestyle section, designer Jarrod Lim opens up about Crystalline, his collaboration with Royal Selangor, while the L’Officiel Singapore team explores cool spaces in Asia (including the cool relaunched K+ Curatorial Space at Scotts Square), delves into the growth of Christian art in Asia since the 13th century in an eye-opening exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, and heads up to a little piece of paradise in Phuket that has seen the likes of G-Dragon, Snoop Dogg and Rita Ora.

“Is Orientalism pastiche or homage? And do we subconsciously expect Asian designers to downplay cultural codes so as to achieve an ‘international’ aesthetic, or do we celebrate their birthright to reference their heritage and culture? This issue we proudly do the latter,” says Grace Tay, Managing Editor of L’Officiel Singapore. “Join us as we celebrate Asia.”

Credits: L’Officiel Singapore