130924 IZE Magazine – “EXO Baekhyun, Chen’s story”


With Baekhyun and Chen, who finished shooting first, we went out to the studio garden and started to talk while carefully looking through the LP that were prepared as props. Although we can see that Baekhyun is the center of EXO’s “beagle line” just by looking at his eyes filled with curiosity and mischievousness, his eyes that twinkle even more when he talks about his thoughts on singing and the future are a charm that I honestly didn’t know about. On top of that, I think it will be quite a fun time seeing how he who said “rather than being afraid of making mistakes, I think I will get better by going up against it at the actual fight,” will grow.

Baekhyun.  I was born on May 6th, 1992. With same-aged Chanyeol, Chen, we are called the ‘beagle line, but from my perspective I think those two are easier to control. (laughter) When we first debuted, because I was not used to looking at the camera while doing even a short ment, my face was shaking, but because we kept doing it for a couple of months, it is a bit natural now. When I feel like I am lacking something, I monitor people who are good at it and learn. That is why I wasn’t shaking while thinking ‘this is scary what should I do,’ but because instead I let out a war cry, ‘I will fight with this!’ while looking at the camera, I feel like I was able to overcome it faster. Because I enjoy watching MBC <Sunday Night> ‘Real Man,’ I even thought of what I would do if I went out. But because I have a fear of heights… I don’t think it’d be easy if I had to go through helicopter drop training or water repel training, but I will try to overcome it! I can say that I am in the ranking for game skills in EXO. I think because I played a variety of games since young, I am a little better than the other members. One of the computer game genres that I am most confident in is the FPS game. Sometimes I make fun of D.O but I don’t make fun of it so that we get offended but it’s only to the extent where I give him fun nicknames. I think D.O really like’s it when I call him ‘dyodoro’ from boxer Fedor. However when I call D.O like this, the most important part is that I do it ‘as provokingly as I can!’ (laughter) Whenever I get to have a color stage at our concert, I want to use one pin light and sing a ballad song with the topic of separating with the piano. If I can migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides singer, a role I want to take is a college student.


Even while tying his shoes, he hums the <Super Mario> BGM, while waiting for his turn, dancing to the music playing, Chen is one that matches his nickname of ‘funky funky Chen.’ While having pride in the result of his hard work, while judging himself objectively and while playfully reacting to the members’ stories you can see that he completely understands the true essence of the others’ words and that side makes you assume that he has hidden wick in him. The reason why the words a man with a kinda heart comes to mind is because of that.

Chen. He was born in September 21, 1992. Although I like joking around, I think I am different than Baekhyun and Chanyeol. (laughter) These friends really have the power to talk from morning to dawn. When we film a music video, we really don’t sleep for the whole night but seeing that they went to the end, I was surprised. (Baekhyun: Although I’m the type to get tired really quickly, if I stay still I come back alive. Haha!) The members say that I am ‘funky’ but my funkiness that I think of is my rascal like actions. Because I am in charge of the high notes as a main vocal, I try really hard to always be able to let out a nice tone. First, I start from the low notes and slowly go higher to release my neck from tension. And in order to not let my lips go chap, I go up on stage after taking a drink of water. A while ago I went to Han River for a bit and I was intrigued because a lady asked me, “You’re EXO right? My daughter really likes you.” A few members were with me at the time but the person I think she recognized was…me, really! (laughter) I think it’s thanks to KBS <Immortal Song.> On the first stage I sang ‘Really I Didn’t Know’ with Baekhyun, but because it is a delicate ballad song, while practicing we discussed a lot. While trying to understand the lyrics’ emotions and making it to one, by discussing everything from I’ll sing it like this at this part, you sing it like at that part, the time because 5 in the morning. I like the movie <Avengers.> If I can choose one amongst the characters, I want to become Thor. It is because I want to be able to control thunder as much as I want. I call D.O ‘shortie‘ sometimes but I am no…t afraid of D.O’s ice punch. Because the fact that D.O is a shortie is true! (laughter) I have an older brother so I thought what it would be like to have a younger sister, but even if I had a younger sister, I think if she did anything rude I would severely scold her. I would then make her understand why that deed was wrong and reason with her. If I could migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides a singer, I want to become a college student that ordinarily has a part-time job and raises his own spending money.

Source: Ize
Trans by: nahbit @ exok-trans


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