Have you ever wondered why idols never seem to sweat in MVs, even when they have so many very hard scenes?
From impressive looks to amazing talent, all Kpop idols have things that many people wish to have.
However, there is one thing that everyone seems to know but still needs to confirm: Kpop idols are like us, even though they sometimes look like “superhuman”. But when watching the MV, have you ever wondered: Why do the idols never seem to sweat even during scenes that take so much effort?
During any MV filming, idols have to do the choreography many times before they can finish. Above all, they have to perform under bright and hot studio lights throughout the day. How do the idols not sweat?
MV producers – ZANYBROS, who have worked with many of Kpop’s most famous groups, from Girls’ Generation, Super Junior to MAMAMOO or The Boyz have revealed this “secret”. Since directors Hong Won Ki and Kim Jun Hong have a unique insight into idol shooting world, one AYO commenter just had to ask them about the sweat conundrum. “It’s amazing that [idols] don’t sweat at all in music videos. Do they spray deodorant on their face too?” – AYO commented
Well, according to ZANYBROS, they actually do sweat. Fans just don’t see it thanks to the magic of cinematography. Besides, to have beautiful scenes partly thanks to the makeup. Hong Won Ki shared that makeup artists need to constantly put powder on the artists’ faces so they don’t sweat. Kim Jun Hong went on to explain that the stylists have to do touch-ups after every take to prevent idols’ makeup from clumping up.
Then, after the shoot, the design department will remove any missed traces of sweat from the final music video. Of course, some idols sweat even more than others. Red Velvet‘s Seulgi and The Boyz‘s Juyeon are just a few of the stars who’ve admitted they get very sweaty when they’re dancing. Thankfully, music video directors like ZANYBROS have a special trick for the sweatiest of stars. Kim Jun Hong revealed that if an idol sweats a lot, they typically shoot that member’s close-up shots first. That way, they can get all the crucial takes they need before the idol’s makeup starts running.
And luckily for idols, they’re not alone. ZANYBROS shared that even the directors sweat a lot during filming. Sometimes, Hong admitted, the only choice left is to lay on the floor sweating together. I must say that filming a MV has never been easy!