Being in New York City for SMTown for the weekend meant SNSD had to do the routine promotional stuff like interviews. I can imagine it getting boring due to repetition of questions and that whole grave ordeal of sitting down in a row, nodding your head to the slew of questions, smiling like you want to be there, and the language barrier probably makes it a lot less engaging and more difficult for those other than Tiffany and Jessica to fully grasp what’s actually going on.
That’s why this particular interview made me smile and laugh out loud – my actions actually mimicking our girls’. Lewis Dodley of NY1, or New York One, interviewed SNSD and while at first the interview seems serious as he asks about venturing into the American market and working with an American producer, he suddenly seeks the attention of an ill Taeyeon and unexpectedly compliments her in Korean, much to the surprise of all nine members, resulting in honeyed laughter.
After that, the rest of the interview is pretty laid back. It’s evident that he made them very comfortable and all very involved. Mad props to him for doing his research (seriously, he gets 9000 points for asking them about the tall team vs. short team) and making our girls laugh with his Korean phrases! (For those wondering what he says to the girls, here’s a rather amusing edit of the abovementioned interview with translations in the comments section.)
Another NY1 news report can be read here [video link].
SNSD also sat down with Allkpop and Soompi to answer some questions so be sure to check those interviews out, too!
Thanks to IG and taeyeonfan for the tip!
Source: NY1, allkpop, Soompi
9 “thumbs-up” indeed to Lewis Dodley for making our dear Taeyeon (who really looked “down in the dumps” in the video) laugh and smile 😀 !
Seohyun’s answer was extremely cute too: “The ‘tall’ team are not cute.” 😉
Seriously ?!! They’re All Cute, in my opinion :).
sunny hair is a wig
ahhh… he is good… he can make taeyeon happy even when she is sick…
love the interviewer…XD MAde the girl’s laughed…XD
danshins and jangshins ftw!!
love the interviewer!
you’re great! XD
SNSD, fighting! ^^
Sunny is sitting at the end… 😦
Other than that, nice interviews!
I really thought he was a good reporter for having the ability to make the girls laugh. Thats what makes a talented reporter, cuz you not only want the facts, but you want to have emotion with it. And when I saw the other interviews (no disrespect to the others) it felt kind of empty because Jessica and Tiffany were the only ones really talking. It feels like a really nice interview if all of them are contributing to the questions, so I was smiling when I saw the interview! 🙂 ❤
lol the reporter was funny, and he made the girls laugh, good job mr interviewer! xD
Seohyun’s english is so good 😀
Lewis Dodley is totally awesome for shocking the non-English speakers out of their jet-lagged slumber. He gets to do all of the kpop stories on NY1… I’ve seen him interview the Wondergirls twice (once way back in 2009 before they formally debuted Nobody in the U.S.) and he frequently brings up stuff only a fan would know.
I don’t live in New York City anymore, but this channel is on channel number 1 on NY cable systems so it easy to stumble upon if you have a remote control in your hand. And it’s 24 hours, so if this made the air (and not just posted on the web), the chances are high that it was repeated many, many times. Who knows, maybe some people working in radio, tv, fashion were watching this as well……………
Whoa!!! The NY1 interviewer rocks!!!
Yeah Lewis Dodley has an interest in Korea and knows some Korean phrases. he’s done a lot of stories in the past about Korea and has talked about being a fan of Jo Sung Mo. I’m not sure if he served in Korea or has a Korean wife or w/e but he’s one of the more Korean-philic reporters in the US.
That’s really interesting. Dude must be a closet SONE, haha.
Hahaha that interviewer is awesome!!! All the girls’ reactions are so funny, especially Taengoo’s ^^
RageX (@RageX009) said:
Very cute interview, you can see the girls’ awesome personalities seeping through even in this short 5 minute interview, and the interviewer must be praised for enabling them. Hopefully the American public will be more receptive of a Korean girl group, and one with nine girls at that.
LOL.. nobody asked the Wonder Girls question… Would have been a treat to heard their responses. Anyway hope we give them support as well. But a little (actually a whole lot more) support to Girls’ Generation, because we’re all bias~. haha
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