Kara on “Knowing Bros: Girls’ Generation’s influence on their comeback, Kang Ji Young & Heo Young’s maknae controversy and more

Kara members revealed some sincere talks on “Knowing Bros”.

In the 360th episode of JTBC’s entertainment program “Knowing Bros”, which aired on December 3rd, Kara members Park Gyu Ri, Han Seung Yeon, Nicole, Kang Ji Young, and Heo Young Ji transferred to Brother School.

Kara released the special album “MOVE AGAIN” on November 29th to mark the 15th anniversary of their debut. The title track “WHEN I MOVE” of this album is the group’s first music release in about 7 years and 6 months since the 7th mini album “In Love” in 2015.

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During the broadcast, Park Gyu Ri said, “We thought about preparing a fan song as a small gift, but things got bigger after we started working on it. We released an album and even came out on ‘Knowing Bros’. It’s become a big promotion”, revealing a behind-the-scenes story about Kara’s new album production.

Explaining the new song, Han Seung Yeon said, “It’s a powerful, sexy and hard dance song that can show how much we’ve grown during the past 7 years without a comeback”.

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When asked if the recent comebacks of groups of their generation, such as Girls’ Generation, had an influence on their comeback plan, Kara members drew attention as they honestly affirmed it. Nicole confessed, “We got a strong feeling that groups like Girls’ Generation and 2PM  are parts of our youth since they debuted around the same time as Kara. They made us want to do the same thing.”

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What’s more meaningful about this comeback album is that all the members gathered together. Kang Ji Young, Nicole, and Heo Young Ji had their first collaboration through this album. In particular, when asked if former maknae Kang Ji Young and new maknae Heo Young Ji are now talking informally with each other, they said, “We already drop honorifics. But we were awkward with each other at first”. Kang Ji Young, who was born early in the year, said it was a little awkward for her since she had many friends who are a year older than her, but now she is “really close” to Heo Young Ji. Heo Young Ji added, “After suffering many things, we have no choice but to get close to each other. We’ve become closer after those precious times.”

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The reason Kang Ji Young, who was born early in early 1994, and Heo Young Ji, who was born in the latter half of the same year, decided to speak informally was also revealed. Kang Ji Young wrote down her position as “forever maknae” and said, “When Young Ji came, I thought she would take my maknae position because we’re the same age. I declared war, saying ‘Young Ji, I can never let you take my maknae position’”, adding “Then we discussed on being the maknaes together”. 

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Meanwhile, Park Gyu Ri told a special story related to their music video. In fact, Kara members drank alcohol before filming the music video. Park Gyu Ri said, “What I realized after enjoying drinking for the past 2-3 years is that I look prettier after drinking alcohol. So I said I would drink some alcohol to make the best expressions for my last individual cuts in the music video”, adding “I poured some whisky in the flask”, drawing laughter.

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In addition, it was revealed that Nicole, a heavy drinker in Kara, has a wine cellar with a ladder to climb up at home. Kang Ji Young said, “Nicole’s wine fridge is really big. It must have cost tens of millions of won. If you climb up the wine, you’ll find the best alcohol there”. Heo Young Ji laughed hard when saying she learned about many kinds of alcohol in the world thanks to Park Gyu Ri and Nicole. 

Source: Daum

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