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Gyuri reveals the difference between promoting as an actress and as KARA

By yckim124   Wednesday, October 26, 2016   17,158   2,380   19



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During an interview with Star News, Gyuri revealed how promoting as an actress differs from her idol days as a member of KARA.

Gyuri said, "Since I went from promoting as an idol to an actress, my makeup has definitely become lighter. During KARA, I was really busy but now I have more time, which also allows me to eat better and take care of my health."

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She continued, "KARA members cheer me on a lot. Recently, Seungyeon came to the movie premiere for 'How Should We Break Up'. We don't contact each other every day, but we are on good terms. And now since I am promoting solo, I came to realize that KARA were very reliable friends." 

Back in January of 2015, Gyuri left DSP Media after 9 years and is currently promoting as an actress both in Korea and Japan under Motion Media.

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hiroonakamura Wednesday, October 26, 2016

some great positives there! also - you earn a shitload of more cash

krell Wednesday, October 26, 2016

KARA Group members have done *well* financially. Both HARA and SEUNGYEON own valuable real estate buildings. The main KARA5 members (GYURI, HARA, SEUNGYEON, JIYOUNG, NICOLE) *seem* to have done fairly well for themselves overall. Both NICOLE and JIYOUNG did leave KARA5 by *rejecting* a DSP AGENCY contract offer to continue as KARA5 members. JIYOUNG has since done *very* well in JAPAN as a SOLO artist, in *both* ACTING ROLES and MUSICAL activities. NICOLE has done 'less well' as a SOLO K-pop act focused on S.KOREA. Hopefully, ALL of the KARA5 members are *still* in a reasonably 'good place' financially overall. And KARA4, with YOUNGJI as added new member, did okay too. I thought that KARA4 could continued for another two years, beyond the two years that they had already done it. BUT, the CORE3 members of KARA decided that they were *wealthy* enough, and had done KARA Group activity long enough. Again, DSP AGENCY had contract *offers* made to continue KARA4, but the CORE3 members did reject those offers. And KARA4 Group ended on the *members* 'own terms' pretty much. The CORE3 just decided that they were WEALTHY enough. And to try to transition into ACTING ROLES careers, IF they can do that. Which, I think that the timing on that, member AGE wise, was a *good* decision. HARA is represented for ACTING ROLES by KEYEAST AGENCY now, which is a *GOOD* one. IF HARA had stayed with KARA4 for another two years, MAYBE that OFFER from KEYEAST AGENCY is *NOT* 'on the table' anymore. And GYURI and SEUNGYEON have done PROMOTIONAL appearances for DSP AGENCY in support of New Female Group APRIL. I think that it is only reasonable that for the ex-KARA5 members, their transition away from KARA5 activities is going to be 'slow going' for awhile. Which is WHY beginning their transition when they did it, and NOT staying with KARA4 Group, has a *lot* of logic going for it. I suspect that NICOLE might have been better off to STAY with KARA4 for two more years. But that was NICOLE's decision to *reject* her contract offer from DSP Agency. JIYOUNG, on the other hand, seemed to haver her KARA5 'exit' COMPLETELY PLANNED out. That JAPAN AGENCY contract offer that JIYOUNG got it (from *supposedly* 'out of the blue') has the 'feel' of something COMPLETELY ARRANGED *prior* to JIYOUNG leaving KARA5. Also, other former KARA members have shown up in JAPAN to *support* the lastest *muscial* activity of JIYOUNG.

krell Wednesday, October 26, 2016 ... <-- HARA owns building.

krell Wednesday, October 26, 2016 ... <-- SEUNGYEON owns building.

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wasd Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I just realize most of them are becoming actresses.  Jiyoung, Seungyoen, Gyuri, Hara even Youngji. What's Nicole doing nowadays anyway?  I think I saw her showed up out of no where on WGM once.

krell wasd Wednesday, October 26, 2016 ... <-- NICOLE AKP Articles List ...=*=... KARA AKP Articles List --> ...

pink_oracle wasd Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Same with former 4minute and 9Muses members. There seems to be a much bigger appeal to being an actress than a singer it would seem.

krell pink_oracle Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The potential LONGEVITY of ACTRESS ROLES is better too. Being a SINGING SOLO ACT, in general, with age, your SINGING RANGE of NOTES does decline. Also perhaps, your ability to STAY ON PITCH, and even the 'vocal quality' can change too. Whereas, with ACTING ROLES, there is need for OLDER AGE ACTORS to do various 'character' type roles. And so, your K-pop Idol background might 'draw in' fans to view the say TV SHOW that might not choose to view it otherwise. And thankfully, even IF you are OLDER AGE, they are NOT ASKING YOU TO SING !!! ... ;-)

afterglows Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The other difference is that she's basically unheard of now.

jerok Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Still fly af

NgohiongPuso Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I miss KARA :(

krell NgohiongPuso Wednesday, October 26, 2016 ... <-- Yes, I like very much this GYURI & 'The Airport' band song. I was hoping maybe GYURI and SEUNGYEON, maybe even HARA, would collaborate with 'The Airport' and do some ORIGINAL songs together. Hopefully do a LIVE concert situation, with some FAN 'MEET AND GREET' involved too. But I am NOT clear how the KARA CORE3 members might feel about it. I think that GYURI and SEUNGYEON get along well, and might do it. LESS so would HARA to do it; but she might. NOT really clear to me that YOUNGJI comes into 'play' here, in that YOUNGJI is still under contract with DSP AGENCY. NICOLE is now SOLO act, and so far NOT engaging in any 'support' work with DPS AGENCY of say their new female APRIL Group. So, NICOLE would *not* be doing it, in my view.

bestrc Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I miss her on variety shows.  The goddess character was genius.

thefabcat92 Wednesday, October 26, 2016

so in conclusion idol=hectic lifestyle, actress=more time for yourself. ultimate goal=find a husband.

krell thefabcat92 Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Yes, GOOD message posting by you! As a no longer active KARA4 Group member, GYURI *leaves* behind a LOT of the STRANGE SASAENG TROLL type K-pop Fan behavior. And as you said, GYURI can now have MORE of a social life for herself. The downside, is likely for awhile, GYURI will be earning LESS MONEY than she did as a KARA4 member. BUT, also, GYURI is *actively* building her ACTING ROLES career, IF she can do it. Her KARA4 Group TIME CONSTRAINTS are NOT a factor anymore.

jerok thefabcat92 Wednesday, October 26, 2016

k guys ill take one for the team, I'll be her husband ;)

Bloody9000 Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I'm glad they are still good friends.

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