SS501 appeared as “together, but working individually” last year. After they left DSP Media, although each member went to different management company, but they insist that SS501 will continue to work together/ Kim Hyun Joong becomes an actor, Park Jung Min have been carrying on his solo activity for his album ‘Not Alone’, and Kim KyuJong also started his life as an actor. Together, he and Heo Young Saeng switched to B2M Entertainment, which is also Lee HyoRi’s management agency. He also mentioned, “Although I’m from the flower boy group, but I’m not a flower boy. So I hope to become an actor who succeed not from how I look, but my talent.”

- How does it feel to work alone?

[Las time when all members work together, we will have many ideas. During that time, we can fool around without worries, but when I’m alone, it’s difficult to express the unhappy thoughts.]

- Taking acting lessons

[I’m currently attending acting classes 2 to 3 times a week, 2 hours each lesson. When I’m in the group, acting is not really required for music video and variety show. But now that I’m in the professional world, I will definitely have to do well. Although I will feel burdened by it, but hope that I’m able to make everyone see the brand new me in the new year. We are still in the process of discussing for new project, I believe we will be able to make a decision soon.]

- What kind of actor would you like to be?

Although I’m not a pretty boy, but I’ve decided to use my strength to win. Although I’m from the flower boy group, but I’m not a flower boy. So I hope to become an actor who succeed not from how I look, but my talent. I really like Ha Jung Woo’s acting, so I always use his show as an example for me. Ha Jung Woo is very handsome in the movie ]

- Often in contact with SS501

[All 5 members have not met up together, because there’s always 1 or 2 of them couldn’t make it. Because I’m in the same agency as Young Saeng, so we met up often. Young Saeng is preparing for his solo album now, we also went to America together, to meet up with people who will be working together for his album, also heard some of the songs. I often call Jung Min to chat over the phone, also watched his performance. Sometimes, I will go for a drink with Hyun Joong.]

- Worrying about his solo activities

[Last time, I will rely on other members. Now that there’s no one to rely on, I will have to be responsible for everything. Of course I will feel worried, but if I don’t carry out the solo activities, I wouldn’t improve. When we were together, when I saw other members working on their own, I will ask myself “When can I do that?”, and this thought unknowingly coming true. So every time I will feel satisfied and proud of myself, I just have to do my best. It seems to be the spur for each another]

- SS501 doesn’t have many fanatic fans

[We have once made an agreement with our fans,. if they were to wait at our house, it will cause inconvenience for both party, so they need self-control. We’ll just meet at event venue or at TV station. After that, fans who wait outside our house decrease. Sometimes, my dad will tell me stories about fans coming to look for us. ‘When they come and look for you, just let them do it. Who will come and look for you after 10 years?’It’s really true isn’t it? I have always been living my life with gratitude towards all who love me.]

- When will SS501 be releasing album?

[My guess is end of this year. It’s not easy to do it when all of us are in different agency. But all members are having the same idea.]

Chinese Translation: 晓晓 + [ 金圭钟国际后援会 ]
English translation: reena29shadow

And here's another translation from ALLKPOP...

After parting ways with DSP Media last year, the members of SS501 have demonstrated what it was like to be ’separate but together’. Kim Hyun Joong has established himself as an actor, and Park Jung Min returned with his first solo album, “Not Alone“.

Kim Kyu Jong is also standing before the starting line of his new acting career after he joined B2M Entertainment, the agency of fellow member Heo Young Saeng.

The aspiring actor recently took part in an interview with Daily Sports and revealed that he will be working against his ‘flower boy’ charms in an attempt to become a more skilled actor.

Q. “How’s it like working on your own now?”

Kyu Jong: “It makes me think a lot about being with my members. We used to joke and play around without rest, but now that I’m alone, the feeling’s difficult to express. It feels kind of empty.”

Q. “Are you studying acting now?”

Kyu Jong: “I get trained about two to three times a week for two hours at a time. When I was with SS501, I received some acting experiences through music videos and variety programs; now that I’m entering the world of professionals, I have to do it properly. There’s a lot of pressure, but my eyes have been opened to the charms of acting, and I’m full with excitement. There’s a drama I’m currently in discussions for, so the decision will be out soon.”

Q. “What kind of actor do you want to become?”

Kyu Jong: “I want to succeed with my skills, not with my ‘flower boy’ image. I am a part of a ‘flower boy’ group, but that doesn’t make me one. …I’m planning to prepare myself so that I can act in a way that delivers my emotions to the audience. I love actor Ha Jung Woo’s acting, so I study his works a lot. He’s especially amazing in the movie, ‘Amazing Day.’”

Q. “Do you meet with the SS501 members often?”

Kyu Jong: “All five of us haven’t been able to meet at one location yet because one or two is always out on another schedule. Young Saeng-hyung is in the same agency as me, so we meet often and give each other advice. He’s preparing for his solo album right now, and I accompanied him on his trip to the U.S. and met his album representatives; I also got to listen to his songs. I call Jung Min often and even monitor his stages. Sometimes I’ll even grab drinks with Hyun Joong-hyung.”

Q. “You must be worried about different things now that your solo activities are coming up.”

Kyu Jong: “Before, the members could carry me, but now I have no one to depend on and must take responsibility for myself. Of course I’m worried, but I’m sure I’ll improve myself through this opportunity. I’ve begun to see things that I didn’t notice when we were together. I’ll see the members doing their individual activities and wonder to myself where these different images they’re expressing were hiding. Every time I feel that they’ve grown. I feel really proud and become motivated to do better myself. I think we’ve become like a whip for one another.”

Q. “Aren’t there a lot of hardcore SS501 fans?”

Kyu Jong: “I once told my fans to restrict waiting outside our homes; in return, I would treat them better in concert or broadcast halls. Ever since then, there’s been a lot less sasaeng fans. My father often tells me to treat them well when they come to me, because who will be there 10 years from now. It’s true, don’t you think? I live feeling thankful that they like me.”

Q. “When will SS501’s album be released?”

Kyu Jong: “I’m thinking sometime near the year-end. Our agencies are all different, so it’s difficult to get things moving. Since all of our members are on the same page of remaining together, the results of that desire will come out soon.”

Source: JoongAng Daily via Nate + allkpop

Now that it's been a week since Kyu and YS arrived in the Philippines, and our experience with them is over, I was worried when we're gonna hear about them again. I figured they'll be busy preparing for their comeback... YS preparing for his solo album and Kyu for his acting career. So I'm glad this interview came out Kyu is really a sweetheart, isn't he? He's such a humble young man. No matter how famous he's become, he still has his feet on the ground (all 5 of them). And he never stopped being kind-hearted, still the same sweet boy like the first time he debuted. I miss him already!!!


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