Ellie Oswald and Jackie Tyler were best friends, so it was only natural for their daughters to be inseparable too. Clara and Rose were joined at the hip from the moment they met and nothing could ever come between them. When Ellie dies, Rose can feel Clara pulling away and she feels useless for being unable to help her friend through it. They find comfort in each other, and eventually, something more…
What is your earliest memory? Being in my pushchair, and my mum plucking a branch of lilac from a tree and putting it in my lap. I was enchanted by it and then it exploded with earwigs. My life in a nutshell.
Which living person do you most admire, and why? Alan Bennett, because he has been such a huge influence on me.
What was your most embarrassing moment? I mistook a member of a famous band for another member of the band. I saw in his eyes that he felt betrayed.
Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought? A ridiculously expensive shirt from Gucci for £500. It’s ivory and has a flattened lace ruffle; it’s exquisite.
What is your most treasured possession? My prosthetic 76-year-old face from when I was in Doctor Who playing a scientist who rejuvenates himself.
What is your screensaver? Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock.
What do you most dislike about your appearance? I used to have a complex about my big nose and wish I had a little more hair, but you’ve just got to get on with it. It’s nice to see the map of people’s lives on their faces.
What makes you unhappy? The destruction of ancient cities by Isis makes me physically sick.
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose? Trilobites, an extinct form of marine life that look like woodlice. They are cute and I collect fossils of them.
Which book changed your life? Great Expectations. When I was four, I was given it by Santa in Fenwick in Newcastle and I’ve still got it. I remember the thrill of discovering that Magwitch was Pip’s benefactor – the first great twist I experienced.
What is top of your bucket list? To play Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol; it’s one of my dream parts.
What is your guiltiest pleasure? America’s Next Top Model. I don’t know what I shall do without Tyra Banks when it ends.
What was the best kiss of your life? Obviously my first kiss with my husband – or the one I had with Ben Whishaw in London Spy.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Max Beerbohm, Einstein and Tyra.
What is the worst job you’ve done? Answering Rolf Harris’s fan mail.
If you could edit your past, what would you change? I was a very lazy child, but I think I’ve made up for it by being a workaholic. I might push some of the work back to my childhood.
If you could go back in time, where would you go? As a time-travel-obsessed child, I always wanted to go into the past, but now I would like to go into the future, to see if we make it.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Sherlock being such a worldwide phenomenon.
[151210 HANAKO VOL 1101 TRANS] Introduction of members
Jin: “I like to eat. I want to try the bread in Tokyo bread stores at least once.”
Suga: “I often shopped with my mother until I went to middle school although I would nag at her words like “You bought too much” etc (smiles) Now when I visit my parents or grandparents, I’ll give them some money or gifts”
Rapmonster: “I like sweet food like chocolates. But if it’s coffee, I like black coffee. If it’s Japanese food, I like Udon and plain Udon is the best”
J-Hope: (Q: Favourite smell?) “I like the smell of our room. I live together with Jimin and V and when the smell of all 3 of us mix together, it’s a smell that can make me calm down (feel assured)”
Jimin: (Q: What smell/things can make you calm down?) “I like the smell of fruit flavoured shampoo or when I’m wearing accessories/my favourite hats”
V: “I once gave my dad a tie as a gift. He was really happy then and I can’t forget about it till today”
Jungkook: “I’ve never mailed any gifts to my parents in Busan but we talk on the phone 3-4 times every month. We talk about daily lives like “What are you doing?” or “Are you doing well these days?” these kind of stuff (smiles)“
You’re lucky. You’ve fallen in love with your best friend. The person who accepts you at your worst. The person who laughs at your stupid jokes. The person who knows you better than you know yourself. I would kill to spend the rest of my life with that person.
[FULL TRANS] 160120 WINNER’s Interview for W KOREA : The Winner Takes It All
WINNER is back. With five members gathered as if they will swallow up everything as one.
Song Min Ho
Q. The first song to be released from the new album is “PRICKED,” written by you. Is there any reason you chose Taehyun as the vocalist?
A. I thought he sings emotional songs well. Taehyun is outstanding at portraying emotions through his tone of voice. The main point of the song was the smoothly spreading emotions at the chorus and I think Taehyun did that well.
Q. You shot a kissing scene in the teaser video. Does that mean you have now taken the sexy role within the team?
A. My personality is generally bright and I like to play around but I become serious when it comes to work. Since the kiss scene was given, I did my best (Laughs).
Q. You seem to have quite a different character compared to who I saw in <Show Me The Money season 4>. You seem much more comfortable and free flowing.
A. There’s no rule that says hip-hop itself should be a scary genre and you have act strong; however, the <Show Me The Money> program itself is a battle program where participants have to compete and that atmosphere put a lot of pressure psychologically. Without knowing it, I must’ve suffered mentally; I got a lot of stress. I was shocked to find more than half of my hair turned grey when I cut my yellow-dyed hair. Compared to those times, I feel really comfortable. I am going to run joyfully as WINNER now.
Kang Seung Yoon
Q. How did you spend the past year and 5 months?
A. I spent those times preparing very hard. I couldn’t sleep even a wink before the new song was released because I was nervous. I was excited and my body was shaking.
Q. Don’t you want to try a solo project outside the team?
A. Like you have to use a knife after sharpening it well, I am waiting for the right time, even though I have the thirst and greed to show the people who I am. I want to release my solo album when WINNER gains the trust that “They can make good music that can be trusted.” So that many more people will be willing to listen to my music.
Q. WINNER is a team with each member’s unique personality. I’m curious how you work together while still voicing your own opinions.
A. It gets really easier when you accept one another. There shouldn’t be any problems if we acknowledge the differences and gather what each of us is good at. It is not our style to standardize to one thing nor do I think it would work well.
Q. If you were to make a subunit within the team like BIGBANG’s GD & T.O.P, with who and what kind of color (concept) would you want?
A. I think I can do it with each and every member. This style with this friend, that style with that hyung; I can just picture it. I am greedy.
Nam Tae Hyun
Q. How did you spend your last year?
A. During the long hiatus, I studied to improve the regretful parts I felt during the promotions in the past. I spent a lot of time learning guitar and I exercised hard. I did a lot of thinking and listened to a lot of music. It was a training time to get myself better.
Q. It’s interesting to hear that you made references to blues when the current music trend is hip-hop.
A. Because the roots of hip-hop do contain music from African-American culture like blues and jazz. Our company does a lot of hip-hop and there are many people who are good at it, so in order to set myself apart, I have to find something new rather than jumping into hip-hop (Laughs).
Q. You were part of the drama <Midnight Diner> and started the new variety program <Actor School> to learn acting from Park Shin Yang. If you were to rate your acting skills on a scale of 1 to 10, what it could be?
A. Of course it is at 1 now. But like music, it seems like what’s important is what I can learn. Acting seems like something that can be done on camera only if you believe in the situation set in front of you. More than anything, acting removes the fear I get out of habit whenever I try new things.
Lee Seung Hoon
Q. I know that you thought about becoming a choreographer before planning for the debut.
A. It doesn’t fit me to say that I have interest in dancing or choreography or that I’m good at it. It was just the only field I could do from childhood. You can say that now I got a slightly broader view; I think about wanting to produce contents continuously, whatever it may be. Choreography is also about creating something from nothing, anyway. Or it can be clothes, characters, or stories, since I like the process of picturing something in my mind and then creating it.
Q. On stage, you are energetic, cheerful and flexible like an animal, but your actual personality seem different.
A. That’s a mask I wear on stage (Laughs). In a way, I think I lack in self-esteem. I tend not to do monitoring and get embarrassed to see myself.
Q. I heard you have a lot of interest in fashion.
A. Maybe because I’m not good-looking (Laughs)? Out of those who can speak well and have talent in fashion, there seem to be many people who are like me. From young age, whenever I’m not dancing, I used to reform clothes, look for not well-known brands in an online community, or saved my money on food to buy vintage clothes. Now I tend to be less interested in fashion as I dress what my stylist pick for me. Especially since WINNER’s concept is quite different from the style I enjoyed wearing and I also got used to being dressed by someone else.
Q. What do you want to gain this year?
A. Before I go to sleep, I always think in my head, I wish I could be happy.
Kim Jin Woo
Q. How do you divide the vocal parts in an album?
A. Since five of us have been together for a long time, we know which part each member is good at. Whenever members who compose, Seungyoon, Taehyun or Minho, make a song, they think about it and divide it up themselves to distribute parts that would best fit for each member.
Q. You spent the longest period as a trainee. What kind of energy helped you to endure those times?
A. I must’ve had the desperation that this was the only path for me as I was getting older and older. On top of a steep cliff was where I stood. Time passed, but I couldn’t see anything. I sometimes got intimidated as people (trainees) changed constantly. Then one day, Taehyun and I got a chance to perform as backup dancers at the YG Family Concert. We danced behind 2NE1, Jinusean, Big Bang sunbaenims and I felt like their fans’ cheering was “waking me up.” I thought about how ecstatic it would be to see people who would focus on me when I actually sing and dance, because it felt good even in the back. That was my first taste of being a singer, and I got goosebumps. I think that experience helped me to endure those hard times.
Q. You must’ve achieved your dream, then.
A. I did, but I feel like there’s something arising every time. If my initial goal’s size was 1~2, now it feels like it’s growing over 3~4. I want to perform in front of many more people and I want to improve myself to sing alone.
Q. You are the oldest hyung within the team, but it doesn’t feel that way.
A. I don’t mind about not feeling like Hyung or not getting treated like Hyung. I do talk to members if they make a big mistake or something, but there was no occurrences of me hitting or something (Laughs).
source : W KOREA / Translated by Katie & Jihye ( fy-winner)