Girl’s Generation release a Japanese documentary: “We want to be called artists”
On March 24, the Japanese broadcaster MBS aired an interview with
Girl’s Generation (Yoona, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Taeyeon, Jessica,
Tiffany, Sunny, and Seohyun) on its documentary program, Jounetsu Tairiku (情熱大陸).
The girls talked about their work as an “idol” group: “It’s an honor
for us to be called ‘idols’, but people tend to use that designation on
any young singers or singing groups these days.” Sooyoung added her
candid opinion, saying, “It’s difficult to distinguish between ‘idols’
and ‘artists,’ but we’d rather be called artists.”
The program drew attention for showing Girl’s Generation’s offstage
life such, their expectations for their Japan tour, and their highly
focused rehearsals of their choreography.