My main position in the team is the spoilt brat, but you’re calling me a role model…
Saying that is going to cause a lot of trouble.
Looking back, how sorry I should be to the very understanding members.ㅜㅜ
To Kim Dongwan-sshi from jTBC’s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’
When talking about the secret to Shinhwa’s group longevity, we first must look at the qualities of their leader. Though it has been mentioned on many talkshows, whenever the group is faced with an unfavorable situation, it seems like leader Eric-sshi is the one who prevents the group from disintegrating with his wit and charisma. But during this time that I’ve been watching the show, I realised that we cannot overlook the role of the members who have faith in what the leader says, and follow him accordingly. Particularly not to be ignored is the role of Kim Dongwan-sshi, who’s seemingly insensible but is actually more mature than he lets on; who doesn’t seem very funny but makes us laugh more than anyone else.
The members are always teasing one another but they’re always looking out for one another
If you think about it, it seems like Dongwan-sshi is always reconfirming Eric’s sense of responsibility and leadership when he goes on talkshows. It’s Dongwan who testified that Eric had received a big contract offer after gaining much popularity for his role in MBC drama ‘Phoenix’, only to readily reject the offer, choosing instead to move together with his fellow members. Though excellent leadership is important, recognizing and being genuinely proud of his team-mate’s virtue, isn’t it another reason for the group’s longevity? Compared to sharing the sadness in times of sorrow, it’s actually more difficult to share the joy in times of happiness.