Girls’ Generation Seohyun Opens Up About What Made Her Leave SM

She did it for Seo Juhyun.

Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun opened up about her decision to start anew with a new label on an episode of Let’s Eat Dinner Together.

Seohyun left SM Entertainment in October 2017, a few months after the group’s 10 year anniversary.

Seohyun revealed that she left SM Entertainment in order to take her career in a new direction.

“Girls Generation hit its 10th anniversary and we talked a lot together about various things. There were many things we could do as a group but we wanted to fulfill our individual dreams too.”

She wanted to know what she could accomplish as Seo Juhyun (her birth name), instead of Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun.

“I want to live as an individual. I’ve lived as best as I can as a celebrity, but I wanted to know what I wanted as a person named Seo Juhyun. I wanted to look back on my life and figure that out.”

Since leaving SM Entertainment, Seohyun has signed with Sublime Artist Agency and has been focusing on her career as an actress.

Watch Seohyun’s full interview below: