LE SSERAFIM‘s Eunchae recently sat down for an interview with Weverse Magazine.
She opened up about the difficulties she faced when she first met her members. She was the last person to be added to the group after Sakura, Chaewon, Yunjin, and Kazuha.
At first, the maknae would separate herself from the others because of her own introverted nature. It did not help that she was much younger than them, born a full four years later than the next member in order of age, Kazuha.
I had a hard time opening up at first, so I would sit alone and didn’t talk much.
The fact that she was debuting with Sakura and Chaewon made her even more nervous. They were already famous celebrities who made headlines as former members of IZ*ONE,
To be honest, some of them had already debuted before and there’s an age difference between us.
It was a dance instructor who pushed her to break the ice by genuinely opening up to the other girls. They welcomed her with open arms and became much more accommodating to her needs.
But we spent all day together in the practice studio, so the dance instructor there told me, ‘Why don’t you try being a little open about your feelings when you talk to the other members.’ So I told the other members honestly that I still wasn’t used to talking when we’re all together and that I was having a hard time adjusting and they all tried hard to understand me, and tried harder with me.
It turned out that oldest member, Sakura, took the initiative to get closer to Eunchae even before this happened. The latter later learned that she had approached the same dance teacher to ask for advice on how to become friends with her.
I found out that Kkura had gone to that instructor before me and asked privately how she could get closer with me. The other members all wanted to become friends with me already. They just needed me to open up first. Now that I was a part of the group, I was going to be spending every day with them, so I decided I should just be comfortable approaching them.
Fast forward to several months later, Eunchae is now the person in the group who is most treasured by her fellow members. She never takes their friendship for granted.
I never could’ve imagined we’d become this close. I think now I could close my eyes and know who’s who just by holding their hands.