[ARTICLE] BLACKPINK Talks About Support From Yang Hyun Suk And Shares Thoughts On Upcoming 1st Anniversary
In a recent interview, BLACKPINK revealed the advice and support they received from Yang Hyun Suk, and shared thoughts about their first year since debut.
BLACKPINK recently swept international music charts with their new song “As If It’s Your Last.” When reminded that they are reaching the group’s first anniversary in August, Lisa replied, “We received so much love in such a short time. The pressure is growing. We want to keep showing our best.”
Jisoo described her thoughts on an ideal first year anniversary, saying, “We still have a lot of hidden sides to us. We hope we will be able to meet our fans and get to know each other as much as we can. We hope we can make a happy first year anniversary.” She added, “We still have a long way to go, but we always want to be empowering singers.”
Although BLACKPINK reached mega popularity within the past year, their daily lives do not seem to have changed much. “Our daily routine is the same as when we were trainees. We go back and forth between our home, our schedule, and the company. We go to the training room to practice whenever we have time,” shared Jennie.
They also talked about the warm side of their seemingly strict boss, Yang Hyun Suk. Yang Hyun Suk had recently showed his support for BLACKPINK on social media. Jennie expressed her appreciation for his kindness, saying, “Our boss always tells us to do well by ourselves, but he secretly supports us from behind. I found out about his social media post through the internet too. It was touching.”
BLACKPINK also received advice from Yang Hyun Suk. “Our boss always tells us to emphasize the choreography. He told us that the audience trusts and listens to us more if the performance is fun to watch,” described Jisoo. She further explained, “He wanted charisma in our last song, but this time he advised us to smile and try to look cute. So we focused on practicing that.”
“First of all I’d like to thank once again the fans who voted me Man of the Match. This is a special award.
I’m very happy that we won. It was a good match, the team played well and now we are ready for the semi-final.
I’ll prepare myself for the semi-final in the same way I always do Whether we will play vs Germany or Chile, it will be a difficult match. But our objective was to reach the semi-final and so we are happy. And now we have to work and prepare ourselves for the semi-final so that we can win that match too.”
Hi there I have an interview tomorrow and I'm not sure what is good for me to wear?
Job Interview Outfits
There are three rules to picking the perfect interview outfit:
Simple + classic. You’re looking to wear a simple outfit (this means no crazy patterns or lots of colors) that you can highlight with an ascot or small piece of jewelry. You do not want your outfit to upstage your interview!
Business casual. Potential employers will be put off if you don’t dress up for your interview. You do not want to walk in wearing jeans and a t-shirt under any circumstance. They are taking the time out of their day to meet with you, and they may see everyday clothes as a sign of unprofessionalism.
The most important rule- wear something you feel comfortable in. You do not want to be shifting around uncomfortably in front of your potential employer. Job interviews are stressful enough, you don’t the added anxiety of a wedgie or heels you can’t walk in.
Some interviewers are ageist, especially if you’re someone who does not have an extensive resume. In this case you will want to appear older. Here are some simple steps that you can take to appear older:
- Your movie debut was in the ‘Blomsterfangen’ where you played Jens Okking’s son. But the big breakthrough came with 'Pusher’ and then with the 'Rejseholdet ’ ('Unit One’), and you formed the figure that you started to associated with: a bit anarchist and choppy guy who can be a bit raw but also quite sensitive, the type you also continue a little in 'Flickering Lights’?
MADS: These roles are very different! 'Rejseholdet ’, like TV show, has to have a certain “round” edge. It should be seen by both the 90-year-old and the 7-year-old. I was a little hard at first because I used to be used to more radical projects. The movies does not have the same limitation. There I could play a completely different characters, one could say with a higher degree of stubbornness (laugh). You can find parallels in what I do, but I go from extremes like homosexual in 'Shake It All About’ to the root like 'Pusher’ movies. I always try to find something likable in the role, something that makes the role identifiable to me. You have always tried to put me in a frames. At first I was identified with the cruel guy in 'Pusher’, and you thought I could only make raw roles. After 'Shake It All About’ you thought that I could only play gay. And after 'The Green Butchers’ you thought that I should always play butchers (laughs). That’s why I’ve never relied on whether it fits or not - I’ve always relied only on whether I thought the role was interesting. Fortunately, the directors do not have a specific picture of me. I think that as an actor I have already played the whole spectrum. But there is always something new - always a new little edge on the spectrum, someone has something else they want to do it their project.
This is not necessarily my favorite, but in an effort to be original this is I feel an underrated short interview with Chris Wood (only 19 000 views) from SDCC 2015 where it is very clear how Chris approaches his acting career.
Bonus - it is close to 3 minutes of Chris smiling - I dare you try not to smile while watching this!
“That is my favorite part of this business too, that one minute you can be playing a skinny young psychopath who’s murdering his family and the next minute you’re actually a hero.”
“I was ready to fight - I was like I will do whatever it takes.”
Also talking about his Teen Choice nomination for Favorite Villain in the beginning, it is clear that the support and nomination for Mon El in Supergirl must have meant a lot to him.
I am sure we will get to vote for him and Melissa again in July at least for Liplock.
It comes in waves, I close my eyes, hold my breath and let it bury me.
Smiling at every aestheticly pleasing object in my vision and adrenalin and serotonin floating my bloodstream, I skip trough the halls. Making pirouettes along the way, strolling on pointe and restraining myself from jumping into the air. My pace getting slower as I reach my room, carefully turning the knob and opening the door before entering. My maids greet me with pleasant smiles, while excitingly waiting to hear every single detail about my short interview with the prince today. I sigh and try to keep my fading smile plastered onto my face. “So how did it go, Lady Ruby?”, Aurelia asks with an excited giggle following her question. “Is he as handsome as everyone says he is?”, Radia squeaks.
“Just let me sit down first, I am still a bit dizzy”, I comment a bit overwhelmed and let myself glide onto the floor, smoothing out any creases in my bright yellow day dress. “Do you want some water, Lady Ruby?”, the petite brunette, Luna, asks with a worried expression clouding her face. I just simply nod as a response, trying to calm myself down while exhaling deeply. Don’t throw up Rubes, you don’t want to ruin that lovely carpet. Luna hands me a little shiny glass cup of ice cold water, little drops running down the side of the coquille, wetting my slighlty shaking fingers. With a lot of effort I manage to bring it to my lips, letting the water glide down my aching throat, wetting my mouth and cooling my lungs. I sit up straight and take another deep breath before taking an other small slip of the cold wet. Radia takes the fragile jar out of my shaking grip while stroking my back. “It’s okay, Lady Ruby. Everything will be fine”, I shake my head while feeling my blood pressure growing and growing, even though serotonin left my body a long time ago. Anxiety keeps creeping up my body, numbing every inch of it, taking control. “Shall I get you some medication?”, Radia speaks up again, having no idea what to do with my fragile and messed up mind. I slowly shake my head and get out a simple demand with my shaking and scratchy voice: “I just need some time alone.” “But Miss, we can’t just (…)”, Aurelia starts of her complain while worryingly eyeing me. “It’s fine Aurelia, I just need some time for myself. And I am pretty sure you’ve got something better to do then watching me wheep”, I try to laugh to lighten the mood which only comes out as a scratchy cough. “Are you sure with that?”, Luna asks suspicious, bitting her nails while studying my expression. “Yes, I am very sure”, I state, not backing down. Luna nods and is the first one to quietly leave the room, Radia and Aurelia following her lead with a longing glaze at my fragile silhouette.
After the door falls shut, the first sob is escaping my rough throat, making an inhuman sound an ripping through the walls. Salty tears start streaming down my face, dissolving my makeup and creating an ongoing waterfall along my neck. Wet dark spots appear on my delecate dress, ruining it’s stunningly fabric. How could I’ve been so stupid (…), so stupid to believe I could make it. Why did I even try? Why didn’t I just stay home? I sob again at the thought of home and regret ever betraying father. I should have listened to him! I will be eliminated in a few hours and got no where to go. Mum won’t take me back without a promising husband, so where will I live? Gosh, I would never survive on my own and if I get kicked out now, my career will be over as fast as I can say Guacamole. An other sob rips trough the air, making the walls shiver while tears are now wetting the floor beneath me. I rest my head onto the cold floor while small needy sounds are escaping my mouth.
With a soft noise my door cracks open, I slowly look up and see a dark beauty who I can identify as Lady Seraphine, standing in the doorway. “Why are you crying like that?”, confidence radiating of her flawless skin. With a confused expression I only manage to bring out a little “Huuhh?” sound. “You’re on the floor, crying like a little child. Why?”, she asks in a demanding voice, closing the door. “I fucked up”, I manager to say with a sniffled sound. She sighs and makes here way towards me, siting down on the edge of my large princess bed. “What did you do?” I take one last breath before starting to ramble with in a whiny voice: “Like for the first half I didn’t even talk and then he asked me what I did for fun”, I start sobbing again, trying to remember every thing that went wrong during the interview, “and bare in my mind I rarely do anything for fun and then I said something and he thought it was boring and then I asked him if he could love someone like me who doesn’t even know themselves.” I sniffed a bit before I add: “I am such an idiot.” Sera stares at me with a confused and anoyed look, still sitting on the bed above me. “W-wait hold up girl, about who are we talking here?”, she groans, “you got to make yourself more clear.” I slighlty nod while stating that I am complaining about my interview with Price Dominic. “Ah right the interview, I’m sure you didn’t screw that up”, she states, confident in here words. But how can she know? “ I am pretty sure that I am the first one to be eliminated. He probably thinks that I am way to weird for him”, I state, burying myself in self-loathing. “Oh come on, you can’t be that bad. I bet some out there were weirder than you.”
“Are you sure?”, I ask still sniffeling a bit. “You have to drop the insecurity girl, it won’t bring you anywhere.” She is right, but I’ll never as confident as her. I mean, how should I with that lack of social skills. “But how do I do that Sera?”, I ask like a little girl trying to learn to tie her shoelaces into a proper knot. “Of course I am sure”, she proudly comments before commanding: “First of all get up from that floor and wipe your tears away, don’t cry over a boy.” I do what she says and take a seat next to her on my light pink duvet, whipping away the salty tears still leaking from my watery eyes.
“Good, second don’t worry too much about what you say. If you show you don’t care and have trust in your words you already come over much more confident”, she states trying to encourage me to be myself. Can I even be me, without knowing who my true self is? The same doubt came up at the end of my interview, ruining it for once and forever.
“But I don’t know how to properly socialise so how will I appear more confident if I am not capable of holding proper conversations”, I bring up my doubts from earlier, clearly stating my weaknesses. I definitely shouldn’t be that open towards a complete stranger. Only god knows what she will do with these information, maybe even feeding it to the press, trying to ruin my calm and collected representation. But I have a feeling that she is clearly different, maybe even as misunderstood and mistreated as me. We would share the same dispair. “I think you need to get out of your shell more, be bold, go to people and talk to them. Be more… like me.” Be bold, I repeat in my head, be bold.
“I don’t think it’s possible to be just like you… But I’d like to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. But how exactly do I do that?”
“By really just going for it, doing things you wouldn’t do normally. What is something you won’t do usually?” Gosh that’s such a hard question. Nearly everything I have experienced in the last 48 hours and which I am experiencing right now, is at least a bit unfamiliar to me. “Applying to the selection was already one of it”, I laugh a bit at that very obvious answer, “but I normally do everything my parents ask me to do, so…. Maybe I wouldn’t eat chocolate or throw knifes normally?” I should definitely try one of these the next few days, okay, maybe not the last one. “I get that.. but that is exactly what you need to do then. Eat all the chocolate that you want, talk to people, throw knives at them”, she states with a small sad smile gracing her lips. After realising what she said she coughs a bit while adding a “sorry not at them of course”, who h makes me giggle. “I should definitely try that. But do chocolate and pizza actually taste that good as everyone says they do?” “You’ll have to find out for yourself, honey.” “But what if it tastes so good I can’t stop eating?”, I moan a bit due to her sketchy and teasing answer. “Then you keep eating, so what?”, she shrugs her shoulders and stares at me with an innocent expression gracing her beautifull painted features. “But thenI’ll ruin my body”, I whine while pouty lips are distorting my face, making me look like an immature six year old schoolgirl. “I thought we, as dancers, had some sort of discipline?”, Sera wonders while raising an eyebrow. She is right, we do have a lot of discipline, but I actually planned on throwing it all out of the window during the course of the selection. “We do. Maybe I can control myself with the chocolate”, I sigh while realising that no tears are running down my face. My pulse has finally calmed down a bit and Dom’s face isn’t clouding my messy head anymore. “You better do, it would be a waste of your body.”
I massage my soar hands, finally feeling the blood running trough my veins again, banishing the numbness which took over my fragile body way to long. “You are right. Maybe just a tiny bit of chocolate. I can manage that”, I agree with her while nodding, still making out the dizziness located in my chaotic head. “See”, she states while getting up again, smoothing out her dress and looking towards the door, “you’re all good.” “Thank you Sera”, I state gratefully while taking her small figure into my embrace, giving her a loving hug. I inhale slowly, being glad that I still know the rough basics of showing emotion through simple, everyday actions. I deeply sigh as I realise that I don’t even know when I last hugged someone. It could have been years ago. “No problem, but you have to do it on your own now girl”, she gladly accepts the hug. Slowly I take a step back, trying not to let the sadness take over again, and state while nodding: “I promise Sera. I am a big girl.” A genuine smile is gracing my lips, happiness and warmth is floating my body, a tingly feeling is spreading through my veins. She rolls her eyes again and smiles lightly before mentioning: “I got something for you, as a farewell gift.” A farewell gift? Is she already leaving? No, that can’t be. She hasn’t had her interview yet and I doubt that Prince Dom would eliminate a beauty like her right away. She hands me a little flask and calmy remarks: “Give it to Dominic, when he is annoying you, or when you’re married.” With narrowed eyes I inspect the shiny little flask and wonder what liquid is filling up this coquille. I nod slightly, while tugging it under my pillow: “Thank you sera, I will give it to him if the time comes.” “Good”, she states while looking in the mirror and touching up her dark brown silky hair, “I got to go now, remember my words okay? Be bold girl, you got it.“
“I will live your advice Sera. Thanks for that”, I affirm her plea and present her a last genuine smile. I fumble with my hands, still feeling the warmth returning to my limbs. She winks at me before heading to the dark brown wooden door, walking out with a “I’ll miss you Rubes.”
I stare at the closed door for a couple of seconds thinking about her last words, wondering if they confirmed my assumptions, before I shrug it off and stand up with weak knees and make my way to my grand white desk. With gleaming eyes, I stare at my complexion and my slightly ruined make up. I could make a panda competition with this look. With an easy flick of my wrist, I grab a makeup wipe and gently rub off the remaining face paint clogging my pores. After moisturizing my now clean face, I try to imitate a few steps my maids taught me this morning while Zuzu was warming up her voice. First I shall use primer, than put on some matching foundation with a brush, after that I should apply concealer, powder and a little bit of eyeshadow and add blush for some rosy cheeks. The finishing touches consist of a simple eyeliner without a wringe, or whatever they call it, a bit of nude lipstick and then I am done. I proudly view my finished makeup and am definitely very pleased with the results. It’s definitely not the best, but I am still learning, it’s definitely better than the make up I used to apply at competitions and much better than the mess my face was before. With one last sip of water, I make my way to the closet and choose one of the already finished evening gowns and let it glide over my smooth skin. A blood red gown is now gracing my complexion, creating contrast against my dark skin, while making my red cheeks stand out as well. I twirl around and admire my dress floating in the hair, while discerning my figure from different angles. My hair is still in a pretty updo from earlier this evening, revealing my prominent collarbones and round shoulders. I nod towards my complexion in the mirror, a proud and confident smile appearing on my lips, now I can be bold.
‘Legion’s Aubrey Plaza On The Sequence That Was Entirely Reworked In The Edit Bay’
Well-known for her signature, deadpan delivery and comedic chops in film (Neon’s upcoming Ingrid Goes West) and television (Parks and Recreation), Aubrey Plaza breaks out of a box in FX’s
singular superhero series, in more ways than one. Bringing familiar
shadings to the mysterious and pivotal role of Lenny Busker—a demented
sensibility and taste for mischief—Plaza nonetheless displays in Legion a tremendous range and dexterity, successfully navigating the complexities of a role and a series that demands attention.
Working on Legion, Plaza was given an “overwhelming” and
exciting level of creative freedom, playing a critical role in the
various looks her shapeshifting character takes on in Season 1, and
collaborating closely with directors and choreographers to nail down
sequences that were described loosely on the page. Speaking with
Deadline, Plaza gives a window into the idiosyncrasies of Hawley’s
process, as well as her own process, in approaching a character that is
inherently impenetrable, finding her own way in.
Before Legion came your way, did you ever give much thought to the idea of taking part in a superhero series?
I honestly never thought about it that much. I’m a fan of superhero
stuff, and some of it’s really good, but yeah. I think I always had
fantasies about playing certain characters in those universes. But I
never thought about it beyond that, my own delusions, weird daydreams.
What was the process in getting involved with Legion, and what attracted you to the part of Lenny?
The process was interesting because I did not audition. I met briefly
with Noah, and some of the producers and the casting director, after
reading the script. I thought the writing was really amazing, and I
loved the work that Noah had done before that, on Fargo, so I was drawn to the project really because of him.
The part of Lenny was originally written for an older man, so I
didn’t read the script thinking about that role. In our second meeting,
when it was just Noah and me, he pitched me the idea of playing Lenny
and changing it to a female. That idea had never occurred to me when I
read it initially, so I went back and reread it, and tried to imagine
what that could be like, and what I could do with that, and that got me
really excited. Just the idea that Noah would make a change like that,
and trust that I could pull it off.
Many cast members were unaware of the season’s full story arc
when they set out. How much did you know about your character’s true
nature in early talks?
I would say that I knew a little bit more than anybody else about my
character’s trajectory. I knew the place that I would end up, but I
didn’t know how I would get there. The episodes in between were a
surprise for me, and I had no idea what was coming, episode by episode,
but I did know, ultimately, what I would become in the universe of the
What do you latch onto when inhabiting a character like
Lenny, who is intentionally a mystery for the audience to puzzle over
for most of the first season?
I approached it like I would any other role, I think. I don’t
approach anything differently depending on the genre, or how crazy it
is, or if it’s a villain or not. I just tried to focus on the human
aspects of the character.
I had to make a lot of choices for myself, and I was really given a
lot of freedom to explore, and to come up with whatever I wanted to do
with Lenny. I tried to grasp onto the human parts of Lenny, early on.
Really, I kind of created a journey for my character that is fully
focused on David Haller. He is Lenny’s everything, so that was my
approach: Who am I to David, and how am I going to get what I need from
How much did the look of the character inform your approach?
I, like everybody else in the cast, was operating script by script.
Once I started reading scenes with Lenny where she’s appearing to David,
and talking to him in a different way, I made a choice that I would
change my look up, and Noah let me do that. I made a decision early on
that Lenny, the human is very different from Lenny, the hallucination if
you want to call it that—at least up front.
The creative team was so involved in all of that. I would go into the
hair and makeup trailer on my days off for hours and hours, and do
different tests on my own with them—different hair tests, and makeup
tests, and wardrobe tests—and they were all game.
They were really excited to come up with these different iterations,
and they were fully involved in helping me create the different looks. I
think that the physical changes that happened really helped me morph
into these other Lennys. They all came together in the end, but it was a
The greatest part of it all is that our leader was Noah, and Noah has
certain things that he’s very particular about, but I felt an
overwhelming freedom in the creativity that could happen with coming up
with the looks, and all of that. It was a collaboration, and I think
that’s what he’s really great at, is handpicking artists in different
departments that have something to say, that aren’t just doing another
job. It felt like we were shooting a movie, and that’s my favorite kind
In moments where Lenny is at the center of the scene, it’s
been interesting to see you go off into different kinds of cinematic
language. In one episode, you worked with Hiro Murai—a director known for his music videos—on a music video sequence for Lenny.
The dance sequence in Chapter 6 was written in I think one or two
lines. I don’t want to misquote Noah, but it was something along the
lines of, “Lenny dances a dance of malevolent joy. She rubs her stink
all over David’s memories.” It wasn’t spelled out what exactly that
dance would be, or what needed to happen, so I was given the freedom to
come up with whatever I wanted to do.
Hiro, like Noah, was really open and just let me run with it. I was
told, “These are the sets that you’ll be dancing on, and we’ll just take
it step by step.” I created a routine with a choreographer who helped
me, and just tried to embody what Noah wrote.
The wardrobe helped, and I kind of created the look for that, too,
which I thought was really fun and different. Hiro was a great director
for that particular episode, because we got to play in a different
genre. It was super trippy.
The other major instance is the black-and-white silent film
sequence later in the season, where we get to see more of the jerky,
unearthly physicality you bring to the role. Was the process with that
What’s so interesting about that is that that was not in the
script—that they were turning that into a black-and-white, silent film
sequence. That was done in the edit, so all of that physicality was
stuff that I had just decided on in the moment. I had no idea they were
going to do that. That was a big surprise for me when I watched it,
because when we shot it, I’m actually speaking, and it was written as
Early on, I had this idea in my head—I think it was maybe Chapter 4,
when I jumped into the Mirror Room, and I drag Rachel Keller’s
character across the floor. I have these jerky movements that are
controlling her, so I just tried to keep that alive. That’s another
example—in the script, it says, “Lenny kills The Eye.” But it doesn’t
say how; it doesn’t say anything like that.
Those were things that we came up with that day. “I’m going to put a
fake gun to my head and pull the trigger, and then you guys snap your
heads.” That was all playful stuff that we came up with together. That
was again a really fun collaboration with the rest of the cast.
And then they just transformed it into a silent film sequence, which was totally perfect.
Does any of the work you put in this season—between the two
sequences we’ve discussed—take you back to your early days, honing your
craft as an actor, building characters through playful physical
Totally. It felt very experimental at times, and like performance
art. We were forced to go back to that place, where we had to use our
imagination and just surrender to the playfulness of it all, because we
had no idea what was coming. It was a very weird feeling, to not know
exactly what we’re doing, but try to make really bold choices. I think
that having an improv background and a theater background is really
helpful in those situations, because it’s all about the choices that
you’re making, and it’s not the kind of show that you can just show up
and say your lines. You have to really work, you have to rehearse. There
were some times that we would rehearse and block scenes for an hour,
which I’ve never done before, when we’re shooting, because normally you
just get in there and you gotta shoot. The emphasis was on that, on the
preparation and the rehearsals, which is my favorite way to work, so it
was perfect for me.
In certain scenes, you’re trapped inside a box—a certain
place where David is able to trap you. What was involved in shooting
I was in an actual box—I was put in a coffin. It was very
claustrophobic, as you can imagine. At that point, Lenny was
disintegrating physically, so I had these intense eye contact lenses, so
I couldn’t really see. I was basically guided into this dark coffin,
because I could barely see anything anyway, and then I was just put in
there and told to scream and freak out.
I don’t have a problem being in small spaces, thank god. I wasn’t in
there for that long. But it was cool. That’s the thing about this
show—there were a lot of practical effects, and a lot of things that we
actually did, physically. It was physically demanding, but I think the
outcome is always better.
What was the biggest challenge you faced creatively with the first season?
The biggest challenge was tracking Lenny at every moment and making
sure that I was playing the right version, and that I had all of those
layers and motivations alive at every moment. I didn’t want to lose any
of that, and I wanted to really honor the script at all times. I think
it’s challenging when you don’t know what the next script is, so you can
only hope that you’re going in the right direction, and trust the
people that are directing you. I think that was the biggest challenge,
is just the unknown. It was scary, but I think things that are scary are
usually the best things.
Legion has been renewed for a second season. What
has been your takeaway from working on Season 1, and what are your hopes
for the future of the series?
I hope that it just continues to get weirder and weirder and that
they keep pushing the envelope, and they make something that’s even more
insane than the last season. My takeaway is that Noah does not hold
back—he has a love for his characters and stories in ways that I haven’t
really seen before.
There’s a really special feeling surrounding all of the projects that
he’s involved in, and I just hope that that doesn’t go away. It’s hard,
when you become successful, to hold onto that feeling and keep it
authentic and true. I hope that he’ll do that, and I think he will.
Yeah. GG was talking about how the WA stuff was one of the "cliffhanger-y" things of the S1 finale. He also spoiled that Iris goes back to Eddie. So he hears screaming fangirls, looked over and asked who was it. The interviewer said it was Paul Wesley. But Paul was already making his way in camera view. So GG said "That's Joseph Morgan actually. Ohmigod!" He said "Ohmigod" really fast in a squeaky voice. Then he turned back over to the interviewer and acted as if it didn't happen. LOL!
Ah, Grant, always the spoiler. But I love seeing him excitable, so it’s a win. :P Thanks for the deets, Anon!