Lee Da-hae for @Star1 Magazine January 2016 Issue – [Translated Interview + Video]

Happy New year everyone, hope this year brings you lots of happiness ^^

Just once it was 2016 in China, our girl updated her Weibo with a short message “Happy New Year!! [哈哈]ee80a2.pngee80a2.png“. I wished she would posted a picture along the message but it is still nice to see her caring to update her fans in all occasions these days ^^

And I thought about what could be the first post in this new year and I couldn’t think of anything better than starting the year with a nice pictorial and interview with Lee Da-hae and that is the reason I kept from posting this till now 😉

Seems that I jumped to conclusion rather early in my previous post about her shooting a CF for Hera Cosmetics because it seems that she just endorsed the brand’s lipsticks in this new picturial which is published in @Star1 Magazine in their January 2016 issue with the title “Oh! My Seoulista“. 2015 did end without any magazine pictorial published for our girl so I am really happy to see this one.

I quite like the make up and hairstyles she had here and her eyes are specially catching in those pictures ❤

We are lucky that the magazine did an interview with our girl and they also filmed a short video for the photo-shoot, check the video and the interview translated below.

(P.S. The translation is rather rough and not 100% accurate as I mainly depended on online translators as usual so excuse me for any mistakes or missing parts.)

Beyond Korea she is also “Top Actress” in China, meet Lee Da-hae. Immediately after shooting her drama, she participated in the photo shoot, although it must have been difficult but she showed no tiring signs while interviewing her. In addition to her pretty looks, she has a beautiful heart and deserves being infatuated with her.

Q. Long time no see, How have you been doing?
Have been busy filming Chinese Hunan TV Drama “Best Lover” in Korea. So, I was staying in Korea but you will feel it is a long time because it is important to continuously show your face to Korean fans. But I am still working hard.

Q. How was your feeling acting in a Chinese drama?
It wasn’t awkward or unfamiliar since it is not my first time doing a Chinese drama. The shooting was easy and fun and thanks to everyone I was able to work well.

Q. In particular, your pairing with Zhou Mi of Super Junior-M is highly expected
He is two years younger than me, I noticed he is pure and kind. We agreed that older sister (she means herself) will invite him to have a rice noodle meal but I still didn’t do it properly. I am really sorry. Although Zhou Mi is young but he is mature and well mannered friend. Moreover he is so easy going and was the mood maker on the drama filming set.

Q. Did you feel a pressure working on a Korean-Chinese Co-produced drama.
As I actively work in China so I didn’t feel of it as a big burden. For me there is no much difference between working on national or Chinese dramas and I usually like to do activities in China, it is very enjoyable and I am happy that I’ve taken another one.

Q. With such a positive mind, is this the reason why you get prettier as you get older?
Is that so? Thank you.

Q. Are you really rigorous when it comes to taking care of yourself?
Once I start shooting a project, I can’t afford to exercise so I need to steadily manage my diet. And seems that after eating a little for a long time, my stomach became smaller and eating smaller amounts is now enough.

Q. You seem like the type that won’t gain weight easily even if you ate a lot
I′m not the type that doesn’t gain weight. I know too well the meaning of “Eating Happiness”. It gives me happiness which I can’t give up. But I simply hold myself back.

Q. Brilliant. On SNS, we got a glimpse of your Flower arrangement work. This is a superior level.
Come on, No. Really I am not that great. It is not more than just a hobby. I feel better when I see flowers. When I return home after flower arrangement class, I get a feeling of complacency.

Q. In particular, what flowers do you like?
White flowers. I am really fond of white flowers. I specially like Calla and I also like Gypsophila elegans.

Q. You are still emotional young girl. Do you have other hobbies?
Golf. I am learning Golf these days, it is fun. I am not yet playing well, still in learning phase but I am exercising hard. I like it, it relieves my stress. And usually I enjoy cooking. I cook for myself 3~4 times a week. And also I frequently take care of our managers meals.

Q. Fabulous, what kind of food you cook well?
Most interesting is dakbokkeumtangm (Spicy braised chicken), galbijjim (Beef short ribs stew), Tteokbokki (Hot and spicy rice cake). It is hard to make the rice cake sauce taste delicious. I tried many times and learned from experience, hahaha.

Q. That’s cool. Also from SNS, you wears a stylish make-up
Before, I usually used ordinary plain colors for my lips and it didn’t fit me but strangely when I tried vivid and bold colors it really fits me, weird?

Q. You seem to focus on Lip make-up
In fact, I am not good in doing skin, lipsticks and eye-shadow processional make-up so I focus more on Lipsticks colors. At home, I  don’t use other cosmetics. Only lipstick is enough.

Q. Now we would like to ask about the upcoming new year 2016, If there is role which you want to challenge.
Rather than any genre or role I would like to try to work on entertainment/variety program next year. I have always focused only on work activities and I feel that I didn’t have much opportunity to show the human Lee Da-hae.

Q. Oh so you often see Entertainment programs, is there is a show you are enjoying lately?
Mnet “Unpretty Rapstar 2”, it is really fun. I sing along with songs while watching and when the participants I support appears I becomes so nervous.

Q. At the end of 2015, do you have any regrets?
First of all I am one year older, What a pity? haha. Also since MBC “Hotel King” I didn’t get to meet Korean fans, it is regretful.

Q. This year, for Lee Da-hae what was this year?
In short, it was a year to recharge. I took a good rest and have traveled a lot and had the time to do a lot of thinking.

Q. Next year, what goal you want to accomplish?
I will be flying back and forth between Korea and China for various activities. But also want to have nice relaxing time by balancing my activities.

I am really happy reading this interview and knowing more of our girl’s thoughts after this long low key period she had in 2015. And here is my thoughts about what she said:

  • It is nice knowing her opinion about her latest co-star Zhou Mi and it makes me look forward more to the drama and the 419 couple chemistry in it ^^
  • Knowing about her wish to participate in an entertainment/variety program is something actually we did know about since 2010. She wished to host a music program back then and for me I really don’t mind such idea specially that indeed her appearances in such programs was very small during her career and so viewers didn’t get to see the real her as she said. If she succeeded to take this step in 2016, I would like the program to be less scripted type like a traveling program or something. Please no cheesy ones Da-hae 😉
  • Also I hope she can really achieve the balance she mentioned in the new year. It is important for her private life but still don’t hide away from us for so long Da-hae shi 😦

Now, here is the video of the photo-shoot ❤

And also a couple of additional BTS pictures ^^

Credit: @Star1 Magazine, FNC Facebook and Aurabeauty IG | Translation: Online Translators, AllKpop and MWave

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8 responses to “Lee Da-hae for @Star1 Magazine January 2016 Issue – [Translated Interview + Video]

  1. Ely

    Thank you so much for this very detailed translation! She did mention her regret about not meeting her Korean fans after Hotel King. Hmmm…..I hope by participating in a variety show she will gain more Korean and international fans.

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    • No need for thanks dear, I just hope I didn’t make big mistakes ^^
      I do like the fact that she understands that she has been away from Korean Fans since HK and she see it as a regret and that makes me hope that she will make sure to return with with some Korean project this year either Variety or acting project.

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  2. Everdeen18

    I noticed everytime someone praised her for being pretty/beautiful (even Lee Dong Wook), she’s shy/hesitant to respond. Maybe because she’s scared public will comment about her plastic surgery again.

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  3. chizzy

    Lee Da Hae!!!! ❤

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  4. monabonje

    Thank you for this.. i really love Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook.. ❤ ❤ ❤

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