EXO-K’s Sehun sat down with IZE Magazine to discuss what it’s like being the maknae of the group, how it’s like to finally be 20 years old, and what he’s most insecure about.
IZE Magazine describes Sehun as being a young boy living in the body of a man. As soon as he entered IZE’s studio, he squealed with excitement just looking at baby apparel.
He was also talking and having fun with Luhan as well (showing that HunHan is indeed real).
Sehun started off the interview by saying that if he was being honest, there would be some good aspects of living a normal life, but he wouldn’t want to go back to that because he’s part of EXO now.
The interviewer said that the soft smile that he showed made him seem innocent like a young boy.
He says that he loves being EXO’s maknae, but there are some hardships as well. The main hardship being that everywhere he goes, everyone asks him to do aegyo… an art that he has mastered. He says that it’s embarrassing to do.
He also says that even though he’s the maknae, he sometimes uses informal language with the older members.
He says that he’s glad to finally be 20 years old. He says that he still needs to show his ID card if he wants to watch a gory movie, but other than that it’s great. He’s excited that he can finally get his driver’s license though. He says that he feels more adult-like now, as if his mentality has changed.
Sehun then started talking about his insecurities. One specific insecurity he has has to do with the “Growl” music video. He says that there is one part during the music video that he thought came out really bad. It was the scene where he pans the camera towards Luhan (right after D.O’s part during the second verse).
The other members tease him about it and he said his expression was like that of an idiot’s. He said after the music video was released, he was relieved that fans complimented him on the scene. They said it was “dreamlike”.
Another insecurity he has is his skinny body. It stresses him out because he constantly fears losing more weight. He makes sure to eat whenever he can. He also says that instead of his stomach “growling”, his members says it makes a “chirp chirp” sound.
To finish off the interview, Sehun said that if he wasn’t an EXO member, he would have pursued acting or being a model.
Check out Sehun’s full interview below:
It seems as if there is a young boy living in the body of a young man. As soon as he came into the studio, he squealed while looking at the baby shoes and had fun while touching the baby clothes that were hung in the closet. Before the shooting started, during the brief resting time, he took Luhan into the room to talk as well. They say he grew a lot while training for a long time, it is not hard to imagine elementary Sehun’s face while eating spicy rice cakes while walking the streets. “To be honest, although there would be good things if I went back to the normal lifestyle, I don’t want to go back. Because I am EXO.” As if bashful, he softly smiled and even the expression he had when he said that seemed as if a young boy.
Sehun. I was born on April 12, 1994. I am always receiving love as EXO’s maknae. Although of course there are bad aspects to being the maknae, it is ambiguous to say. Uhm… wherever we go they ask “show us aegyo,” but is embarrassing. Most likely, all idol maknaes will understand me. Regularly, I am extremely close with the hyungs. I also the type that sneakily uses informal language a little bit. (laughter) I am now twenty and the feeling is really different from when I was a student. Aren’t there so many things you can’t do when you’re a minor? Even if I want to watch a gory movie, I ned an ID card. I am happy because I can now get a driver’s license. I think my mental attitude has become more adult-like. Although I am still young now I was casted in elementary school while eating spicy rice cakes on the side of the road. Although I didn’t really know what a celebrity was at that time because I was too young, it is fun that now I am an EXO member like this. There is a scene where I make the camera go panning in the ‘Growl’ music video. I think I came out really bad. As soon as the music video came out, I watched it all together with the members and as soon as they saw it, everyone laughed. My expression came out somewhat like an idiot. (Xiumin: Then it came out right? Haha!) I got caught. (laughter) But because the fans liked it and said it was dreamlike and there was feeling, I suddenly felt good. Although it was not something I planned. There was a one kick part in the ‘Growl’ atmosphere but it is hard to explain the know-how to do it cool. I think I can show the way to dance it yourself with feeling. Because my body is the skinny type, I get stressed out. Because I think I’ll lose more weight if I don’t eat, I make sure to eat. When I get hungry, I thought my stomach ‘growls’ but the members who see that kind of me go ‘chirp chirp.’ (laughter) Anyways, I think a person has to eat to gain strength and feel good. If I could migrate earthlings to EXO planet, I want to try being a actor or model.