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Just a reminder: If ever you have plans of bashing Seungri, I suggest you forget it. I don’t want a fan war to start here. This article’s purpose is just to clear up the wrong info Seungri gave during his recent interview regarding the casting of Mozart.

Truth behind โ€œMozartโ€™sโ€casting process (*Must Read*)

With Bigbang Seungriโ€™s recent interview, thereโ€™s been a lot of confusion as to what really happened during the casting of Mozart. Unfortunately, Seungri was quite misinformed and thus gave an inaccurate interview describing Mozartโ€™s casting process. Hopefully, this will clear up the confusion and give fans the CORRECT information about what actually happened during casting.


In his recent interview, Seungri said:

(*Certain irrelevant parts of the interview have been omitted* and the parts in red are where Seungri was wrong)

Q: ๊ทธ๋Ÿผ ์ง€ํ‚ฌ ์•ค ํ•˜์ด๋“œ ๋ง๊ณ  ํ•ด๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ์žˆ์œผ์„ธ์š”?
What other musicals would you like to do besides โ€œJekyll and Hyde?โ€



๊ทผ๋ฐ ์‚ฌ์‹ค ์ง€๊ธˆ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜์”จ๊ฐ€ ํ–ˆ์—ˆ๋˜ โ€˜๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธโ€™๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ ๋‹จ์žฅ๋‹˜๊ป˜์„œ ์ €ํ•œํ…Œ ๋จผ์ € ์„ญ์™ธ๋ฅผ ํ•˜์…จ์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทผ๋ฐ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ๋“ค์–ด๋ณด๊ณ  โ€˜์ „ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€™ ๊ทธ๋žฌ์–ด์š”.
Actually, the director of the musical โ€œMozartโ€ that Junsu was part of contacted me first. But after listening to the songs, I told him that โ€œI couldnโ€™t do it.โ€

์ œ๊ฐ€ ์†Œํ™”ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š” ๋…ธ๋ž˜์˜ˆ์š”. ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ ์”จ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์†Œํ™”๋ฅผ ํ•œ ๊ฑฐ์ง€ ์ €์˜€์œผ๋ฉด์€ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ๋Š” ์žˆ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์—ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ํžˆํŠธ๋ฅผ ์น˜๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๋ฐฐ ์•„ํ”„๊ธด ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ์š” ^^ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉด์€ ์ง€๊ธˆ์˜ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ ์”จ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์ฃผ๋ชฉ์„ ๋ฐ›์ง€ ๋ชป ํ–ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.
It was because the songs were beyond my abilities. Junsu could do it because heโ€™s Junsu, but if I were to do it, I donโ€™t think there would have been a โ€œMozart.โ€ Of course his great success does make me a bit jealous. ^^ But I donโ€™t think I would have gotten the attention that Junsu did if I had performed as โ€œMozartโ€


Q: ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์ž๊ธฐ ์ƒ‰๊น”์„ ํ™•์‹คํžˆ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ค„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฎค์ง€์ปฌ๋กœ ํƒ€์ด๋ฐ์ด ํ™•์‹คํžˆ ๋งž์„ ๋•Œ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๊ฒ ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑฐ์ฃ ?
So youโ€™re looking for a musical that youโ€™ll be able to show your true colors at the perfect timing?

A: ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์ €๋Š” ๋จธ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ฒŒ ๋นจ๋ผ์š”. ํšŒ์ „์ด์š”. ์‹œ๋†‰์„ ๋”ฑ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋Œ€๋ณธ์„ ๋”ฑ ๋ฐ›์œผ๋ฉด์€ โ€˜์•„ ์ด๊ฑด ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋œ๋‹คโ€™ ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋”ฑ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋Š”๋ฐ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๋Š” ๋”ฑ ๋ณด๊ณ  โ€˜๋‚œ ์•ˆ๋ผ ์ด๊ฑฐโ€™ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ์„œ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ์—์š”. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ ํ•ด๋„ ์•ˆ ๋  ๊ฑด ์•ˆ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฑฐ์ž–์•„์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ โ€˜๋‹จ์žฅ๋‹˜ ์ฃ„์†กํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•ˆ ์–ด์šธ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹ค์Œ ๋ฒˆ์— ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ข‹์€ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ €ํ•œํ…Œ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ถ”์ฒœ ํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹œ๋ฉด์€ ๊ทธ๋•Œ ๊ฐ€์„œ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด ๋ณด๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.โ€™ ์•Œ์•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•˜์‹œ๋”๋ผ๊ตฌ์š”. ๋ญ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์—ํ”ผ์†Œ๋“œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ญ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์ € ๋๋‚˜๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ ์”จ๊ป˜ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ฐ€์‹œ๋”๋ผ๊ตฌ์š” ^^
Well, Iโ€™m a really quick thinker. Once I see the synopsis and the script, I can tell that โ€œoh I should do this a certain way,โ€ but regarding โ€œMozart,โ€ I could tell the moment I saw it that โ€œI couldnโ€™t do this.โ€ There are things that you canโ€™t do no matter how much to try. So I told the director, โ€œIโ€™m sorry. I really donโ€™t think Iโ€™m right for the part. But later on, if you are leading a great project again, please let me know and I will consider it.โ€ And the director told me that he would. So there was that kind of happening. And well, once I rejected, they went straight to Kim Junsu. ^^
์›๋ž˜๋Š” ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ์”จ์˜€์–ด์š”. ๊ทผ๋ฐ ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ์„ ๋ฐฐ๋‹˜์ด ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋ถ€์ƒ์„ ๋‹นํ•˜์…”์„œ ๋ชป ํ•˜์‹œ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ ๋‹ค์Œ์— ์ €ํ•œํ…Œ ์™”์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ โ€˜์ € ์•ˆ๋˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.โ€™ ํ–ˆ๋”๋‹ˆ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ ์”จํ•œํ…Œ ๊ฐ”๋Š”๋ฐ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ ์”จ๊ฐ€ ์™„์ „ ๋Œ€๋ฐ•์ด ๋‚œ ๊ฑฐ์ฃ  ^^
But actually, the role was supposed to originally go to Jo SungMo. But he hurt his leg and couldnโ€™t do it. Then the role was offered to me. But I replied that โ€œI couldnโ€™t do itโ€ and the role went straight to Junsu and he became really successful as a result. ^^



โ€ฆand hereโ€™s what REALLY happened:

1) From EMK director, Yoo HeSungโ€™s, interview for a Japanese Magazine โ€œ้Ÿ“ๆตใƒป่ฏๆตใƒ–ใƒƒใ‚ฏ 2010ใƒปๆ˜ฅโ€

Q: ์ค€์ˆ˜์˜ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด

About casting Junsu

ใ€Œ์•™์ƒ๋ธ”๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋ชจ๋“  ์บ์ŠคํŒ…์€ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ค€์ˆ˜์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ๋Š”, ์ตœ์ดˆ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์บ์ŠคํŒ… ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งŒ, ์œ ๊ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฝ์ง€๋งŒ ์†Œ์† ์‚ฌ๋ฌด์†Œ์™€์˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ์œผ๋ฏ€๋กœ, ์ผ๋‹จ์€ ๋‹จ๋…ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์˜ค๋””์…˜์„ ํ•˜๊ณ , ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ์”จ๊ฐ€ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งŒ,TVํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ์—์„œ ๋‹ค์ณ ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๊ณ , (์ค‘๋žต)ใ€

ใ€ŒI was in charge of the entire casting, including the ensemble. About Junsu, I really wanted to cast him as โ€œMozartโ€ from the beginning, but unfortunately, because of his problems with his management company, I gave up on him for the time being. I then held auditions and casted Jo Sung Mo, but he got hurt during a TV programโ€ฆ(omit)ใ€


2) From an interview given by Park EunTae (one of the cast members who played โ€œMozartโ€)

Q: โ€œ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ!โ€๋Š” ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์ ‘ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋๋‚˜์š”?

How did you get cast for โ€œMozart?โ€
A: โ€œ์˜ค๋””์…˜ ๊ณต๊ณ ๋ฅผ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์ง€์›ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ์ €๋Š” ์ฒ˜์Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋–จ์–ด์กŒ๊ณ , ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜ ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ ์”จ์™€ ๋ฎค์ง€์ปฌ ์Šคํƒ€ ๋ฐ•๊ฑดํ˜• ํ˜•, ์ž„ํƒœ๊ฒฝ ํ˜•์ด ํŠธ๋ฆฌํ”Œ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…๋์ฃ . ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ ์”จ๊ฐ€ ํ•˜์ฐจํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ ์—ญ์— ์บ์ŠคํŒ…๋์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฒ˜์Œ์—” ์ •์‹ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ ์—ญํ• ๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ์ปค๋ฒ„(์ฃผ์—ฐ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ ๋Œ€์‹  ๋ฌด๋Œ€์— ์„œ๋Š” ์ผ)๋กœ ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ฒ ๋Š๋ƒ๋Š” ์ œ์•ˆ์„ ๋ฐ›์•˜๊ณ , ๊ณ ๋ง™๊ฒŒ๋„ ํšŒ์‚ฌ์—์„œ ์ €๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์ค‘ ์บ์ŠคํŒ… ์ค‘ ํ•œ ๋ช…์ด ๋˜๋„๋ก ๋ฐ€์–ด์คฌ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.โ€

โ€œI applied for the role after seeing an ad for auditions. I was actually rejected in the beginning and singer Jo Sung Mo, musical Star Park Gun Hyung, and Lim Tae Kyung was triple cast. But Jo ended up dropping out and I was casted for the role of Mozart. At first, it wasnโ€™t even an official casting. They first offerred to cast me as a โ€œcoverโ€ (a person who stands on stage in place of the lead actor), but thankfully the company pushed for quadruple-casting and for me to become one of the official actors for the role of โ€œMozart.โ€”


3) From a post left in a Naver Cafe by a staff from the musical โ€œMozartโ€





์ผ์ „์— ์ €ํฌ ํšŒ์‚ฌ์„œ โ€ ๋ฎค์ง€์ปฌ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ! โ€ ๋ฅผ
๋‚ด๋…„ 1์›”์— ์„ธ์ข…๋ฌธํ™”ํšŒ๊ด€์„œ ๊ณต์—ฐํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฐ์ ์ด ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ
ํƒ€์ดํ‹€๋กค์ธ ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ์—ญ์— ์ž„ํƒœ๊ฒฝ,๋ฐ•๊ฑดํ˜•๊ณผ ์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ๊ฐ€ ์บ์ŠคํŒ… ๋์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ถ€์ƒ์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜์ฐจํ•˜๊ณ 
์• ์ดˆ์— ์บ์ŠคํŒ…ํ•˜๋ ค๋‹ค ๋‹จ๋…ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋™๋ฐฉ์‹ ๊ธฐ์˜ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜(๊น€์ค€์ˆ˜) ๊ฐ€ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…์ด ๋์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ

Iโ€™ve previously told you that our company will be hosting โ€œMusical Mozart!โ€ next January at ์ƒˆ์ข…๋ฌธํ™”ํšŒ๊ฐ„. Lim TaeKyung, Park GunHyung, and Jo SungMo were cast as the lead role of Mozart, but due to Joโ€™s leg injury, weโ€™ve cast the person we originally wanted to cast but were forced to give up on, Kim Junsu.

์กฐ์„ฑ๋ชจ๊ฐ€ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…๋œํ›„ ๊ณ ๋ฌด๋๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ถ€์ƒ์„ ์ž…์€ ํ›„ ์ƒ๋‹นํžˆ ๋น„๊ด€์ ์ด์˜€๋Š”๋ฐ
๊น€์ค€์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…๋˜์„œ ์•„! ์ด๊ฒŒ ์ „ํ™”์œ„๋ณต์ด ๋˜์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ

I was encouraged by Jo SungMoโ€™s casting, but his leg injury made me quite pessimistic. However, with Junsuโ€™s casting, I thought โ€œah! I hope we can turn the misfortune circumstances to our advantageโ€

๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ 11์›”์— 1์ฐจ๋กœ( ์š”์ƒŒ ํ™๋ณด์˜ ํ•œ ์ˆ˜๋‹จ์œผ๋กœ ํ‹ฐ์ผ“ํŒ๋งค๋ฅผ ๋ช‡๋ฒˆ์— ๋‚˜๋ˆ„์–ด์„œ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค) ํ‹ฐ์ผ“์˜คํ”ˆ์„ ํ•˜๋ฉฐ
๊ณต์—ฐ 10ํšŒ ๋ถ„ ์ค‘ ๊น€์ค€์ˆ˜ 2ํšŒ์ถœ์—ฐ์„ ๋ฏธ์ •์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜๊ณ ์„œ ์˜คํ”ˆ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊น€์ค€์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์ถœ์—ฐ ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์†Œ๋ฌธ์ด ๋‚˜๋ฉฐ
2์‹œ๊ฐ„๋งŒ์— 2ํšŒ๊ฐ€ ๋งค์ง„์ด ๋˜๋ฒ„๋ ธ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์˜ค๋Š˜ 2์ฐจํ‹ฐ์ผ“์˜คํ”ˆ์„ 12์‹œ์— ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ.

In November, the first round of ticket sales (nowadays, we divide up the ticket sales for the sake of promotion) were held without a certain confirmation of Junsuโ€™s casting for the second show. However, with rumors that Junsu will be starring in our musical, the tickets sold for the second Mozart show sold out in two hoursโ€ฆ. And we opened second round of ticket sales today at 12pmโ€ฆ

์ผ์ฃผ์ผ๊ณต์—ฐ์—(์ „ ๊ณต์—ฐ์€ ํ•œ๋‹ฌ 40ํšŒ์ •๋„ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค) ๊น€์ค€์ˆ˜ 5ํšŒ์ฐจ ํฌํ•จํ•ด์„œ ์˜คํ”ˆํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ
์ธํ„ฐํŒŒํฌ๊ฐ€ 2~30๋ถ„ ์ ‘์†์ด ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ• ๋งŒํผ ๋‹ค์šด์ด๋˜๊ณ  ํ˜„์žฌ ํ•œ์‹œ๊ฐ„ 15๋ถ„ ์ •๋„ ๋๋Š”๋ฐ ๋งŒ์žฅ์ด ๋„˜๊ฒŒ ํŒ”๋ฆฌ๊ณ 
๊ณง 5ํšŒ๋ถ„(1๋งŒ 5์ฒœ์žฅ)์ด ๋งค์ง„๋ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ

We opened with Junsu starring in the fifth show in a weekโ€™s worth of shows (the entire Mozart musical consists of 40 shows per Month), and Enterparkโ€™s (= Korean Ticketmaster) server crashed for 2~30 minutes and right now, itโ€™s been about 15 minutes, but weโ€™ve already sold out 1,000 tickets and it looks like the fifth show (15,000 seats total) will be sold out soon.

์ฐธ ์ข‹์€ ์ผ์ธ๋ฐโ€ฆ. ์—ผ๋ ค๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ  ๊ฑฑ์ •์ด ๋งŽ์•„์ง€๋Š”๊ฑด ๋‚˜์ด๊ฐ€ ๋“ค์–ด์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๊ฑด์ง€โ€ฆ.
์ •๋ง ์•„์ด๋Œ์˜ ํŒŒ์›Œ๊ฐ€ ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฑธ ์ƒˆ์‚ผ ๋Š๊ผˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คโ€ฆ.

Itโ€™s really good newsโ€ฆ but it also worries me a bit, perhaps because Iโ€™m older now. I really felt how great the power of idol artists actually is.


4) From an interview given by Um HongHyun, EMKโ€™s representative

Q: ๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ ์—ญ์˜ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜๋Š” ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…ํ–ˆ๋Š”์ง€ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹น์‹œ ๋™๋ฐฉ์‹ ๊ธฐ 3๋ช…(์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜ยท์˜์›…์žฌ์ค‘ยท๋ฏนํ‚ค์œ ์ฒœ)์ด ์†Œ์†์‚ฌ์™€ ๋ถ„์Ÿ ์ค‘์ด์—ˆ์ฃ ?

How did you cast Junsu for Mozart? At the time of the casting, werenโ€™t DBSKโ€™s 3 members (Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yuchun) in the middle of a lawsuit with their management company?

A: ๊ทธ๋žฌ์ฃ . ์ˆ˜๋„ ์—†์ด ์ ‘์ด‰์„ ํ•ด๋ดค์ง€๋งŒ, ์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ์—ฐ๋ฝ๋„ ์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š์•˜์–ด์š”. (SM์ด ๋ง‰์Œ) ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์šฐ์—ฐํžˆ ์ œ์ž‘ ์กฐ๊ฐ๋…์ด ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜์˜ ์‚ฌ์ดŒ๋ˆ„๋‚˜์ธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ์•Œ๋”๊ตฐ์š”.

Yes, they were. We tried contacting Junsu numerous times but no one got back to us (SM was blocking them from ever reaching Junsu). But then by chance, we found out that Director Jo from the production team knew Junsuโ€™s older cousin.

๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ผ๋‹จ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ธฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋ณด์ž๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ธฐ ์ „์— <๋ชจ์ฐจ๋ฅดํŠธ!>์˜ ์˜์ƒ๊ณผ ์Œ์•…ยท์‹œ๋†‰์‹œ์Šค๋ฅผ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜์—๊ฒŒ ์ „๋‹ฌํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ์ž๋ฃŒ๋“ค์„ ๋ณธ ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ํ•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ๋จน์–ด ์—ฐ๋ฝ์ด ์™”์–ด์š”. ์‹œ์•„์ค€์ˆ˜์™€ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐ๋งŒ ํ•œ ๋‹ฌ์ด ๊ฑธ๋ ธ์–ด์š”(์›ƒ์Œ).

So we asked Junsu if we could meet him, and sent him videos, music, and synopsis from Mozart before our meeting. After reviewing the materials, Junsu decided to participate in the musical and contacted us. It took us an entire month just to meet Junsu (laughter).


1. Mozart was Junsuโ€™s role โ€œfrom the beginningโ€

2. SM prevented the Mozart team (EMK) from reaching Junsu -> EMK gives up

3. After giving up on Junsu, EMK holds auditions -> Jo SungMo, Park GunHyung, and Lim TaeKyung are cast as Mozart through auditions

4. Jo SungMo gets injured -> EMK asks numerous celebrities (including BigBangโ€™s Seungri) and Park EunTae is cast as the substitute

5. Thanks to production teamโ€™s Director Joโ€™s connections, they are able to reach Junsu, the person they โ€œoriginallyโ€ wanted to cast.

6. Junsu is successfully cast as Mozart!


Note: Please donโ€™t be too harsh on Seungri. Yes, he should have gotten his facts in order before giving such an interview, but he probably didnโ€™t know all that was going on during casting. After all, casting directors rarely give you the full story on whoโ€™s rejected the role so far while theyโ€™re trying to get you to play for a certain role. So letโ€™s be cool and understanding this time and hope that Seungri doesnโ€™t make the same mistake again. ^^;

Translation by: (@_withjyj)
Credits: ๊ฟ€๋‹ด์ƒค in DNBN

Mnet to air guerrilla-style special program feat. TVXQ & Seungri

After making impressive comebacks this month, TVXQ and Seungri are going to appear in a surprise guerrilla-style special for the Lunar New Year holiday!

Mnet will document 48 hours from the lives of TVXQ and Seungri, the cuts from which will be aired at random over the course of two days. The broadcast station will begin their guerilla-style airing on February 2nd with TVXQโ€™s segment, โ€œTuk! TVXQโ€œ, followed by Seungriโ€™s cuts, โ€œTuk! Seungri,โ€ for the 4th and 5th.

Teasers for their program were already revealed during January 20thโ€™s and 27thโ€™s โ€œM. Countdownโ€œ, which gave fans a brief glimpse of the two preparing for their comeback stages.

PD Kim Young Bum further revealed, โ€œThe guerrilla style was something weโ€™ve been wanting to do ever since we began 2NE1 TV and Big Bang TV. This concept was based off our desire to give viewers a careful glimpse of their favorite starsโ€™ private lives, as opposed to just โ€˜watching them on TV.โ€™ We hope viewers will look forward to it.โ€

Source: Daily News via Nate
Credit: Allkpop

100912 TVXQ Mentioned In More Variety Shows

Big Bang’s Seungri Humiliated By TVXQ In The Countryside?

Idol star Big Bang’s Seungri was humiliated multiple times.

Seungri appeared on MBC’s ‘Sunday Sunday Night’ program ‘Enjoy Today’ and had to sell products from the city in the countryside.

Seungri sang Big Bang’s hit songs for a grandmother working in the field but she didn’t know who he was. In a phone conversation with her granddaughter, Seungri asked the question, “Which singer do you like the most?” but received the answer “TVXQ.”


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SeungRi of Big Bang is really a Junsu die-hard fanboy, eh? LOL.

[INFO] Seungri regrets not being the one to have a piano battle with Junsu

Shindong: Why do you like Xiah Junsu so much?! Why do you want to get to know him so much?!

Seungri: I got to like Xiah Junsu hyung because …. DBSK are a very idol group that everyone adores. I saw Xiah Junsu hyung singing live. He puts his soul into it. And it looked so good that he sang with so much passion and love. As a viwer you could see all that. As a person who was growing dreams to become a singer, I felt attracted to him as a dongsaeng. I tried talking to him a couple of times but it was .. really … awkward.

Shindong: Let’s do a audio message.

Seungri: Big Bang and DBSK. They seem like a group that might get along but not really- they’re like oil and water. But one day I saw DBSk’s live and I saw one of the lead singers- Xiah Junsu hyung, singing with so much passion and he was an inspiration to me who was dreaming to become a singer. I wanted to get closer to him, but he liked the other members. I saw him talking to Daesung hyung over the phone. I saw him Taeyang hyung texting with Xiah Junsu hyung – about spending the nights together. *”cries”*

Shinyoung: Don’t cry. Let it out.

Seungri: Xiah Junsu hyung, in the future please know my feelings for you/heart towards you. Please make me feel welcome next time we meet.

Shindong: That’s really tearjerking.

Shinyoung: Junsu-sshi, I hope you become closer to Seungri.

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*EDIT: Here’s a link to the video of this interview. It’s from the radio show ShimShimTapa (did I get that right?). CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CLIP.

Awww… Big Bang’s maknae is jealous of his hyungs because THEY are close to his favorite singer/sunbae JUNSU while he is NOT. Hahaha. He must have really felt bad that he isn’t as close to Junsu as his hyungs and I’m sure he’s wishing that he’s the one Junsu calls and texts. LOL. That’s ok SeungRi. I’m sure you’ll have your “moment” with Junsu someday. ROFL. :D

Here’s a small treat to all DBSK and Big Bang fans out there. The following are pictures from theirย “Star Wars”ย pictorialย for the upcoming SBS Gayo Daejun special stage.

Have fun and spread the BigBangShinKi love! :D





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ROFL @ Jae’s dorkiness! What the heck is he doing up there?!? AND why did he do those kinds of pose??? ย Having too much fun with his alone time, eh? He’s caught in his own little weird world again!ย Hahaha! I just love my dorky prince Jae. <333

Junsu and SeungRi sitting beside each other on the last picture! I bet SeungRi was so happy to be sitting beside his idol, Junsu. I wonder if his Junsu fanboy-ness (oh, is that even a word?!) ย surfaced during this shoot? LOL.

Yunho and Top looked like ganster brothers on theย second picture. Coolness! =)

I’m really looking forward to their special stage this coming December 29, 2008 for SBS Gayo Daejun. They’ll surely rock the stage!


This coming October 11, 2008, Ulsan MBC will celebrate its 40th anniversary. A concert called Big Music Festa will be held at Munsu Cup Stadium to celebrate the said event. The line up of performers for the concert includes DBSK, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, SNSD, V.O.S, and Jewelry.

DBSK and Big Bang on the same stage? Wow, I wish I could see this. Not that I am a Big Bang fan but just the fact that Seungri of Big Bang and Xiah Junsu of DBSK will see each other and perform on the same stage excites me. Junsu and his fanboy will meet again. I wonder what will happen? Will Seungri refuse to let go of Junsu’s hands again? LOL.

Selling of tickets for the concert will be on August 29, 2008 at 7pm via Interpark. Ticket prices range from 33,000 won to approximately 55,000 won.