BTS‘s smart and charismatic leader RM is the foundation of the group and is always there to keep the members in check as they continue this journey together. Although it may seem like everything he does is smooth and easy, there is actually quite a bit of hard work and effort that goes into his role as the leader. One in particular would be his English speaking skills. When we see him talking in interviews or at concerts, it may seem like he’s got everything under control, but there’s more to it that we can’t see!
Take a look at an interview at Radio Disney from 2017! His English sounds natural and easy.
#BTS x Radio Disney
“We came from like different areas in Korea,like nobody is from seoul,i mean it’s kind of like a rare thing.”
Unreleased : BTS 2017 Interview
— Mono¹¹⁶💫RM Source⁷ (slow) (@RM_source) June 13, 2020
Or take another listen to his speech he delivered at the United Nations back in 2018! His pronunciation sounds great and his confidence just exudes through his voice.
It’s been a year since RM delivered his speech at the UN, with the @BTS_twt members by his side.
A speech that inspires all of us to speak ourselves ND motivates plus comforts all of us towards life ND dreams 💜#1YearSinceSpeakYourself #MyDreamMyVoice pic.twitter.com/cA3JOLm46E
— Tanu (@bangtan7king) September 23, 2019
Even other people have noticed just how much effort RM puts in during English interviews! Jenna Marbles mentioned RM in a past podcast and revealed that she thought his English was “astoundingly good” and that it was amazing to see him taking care of the other members too.
@Jenna_Marbles has mentioned our leader RM (Kim Namjoon) in her latest Podcast #226 w/ Julien. She said "Namjoon of BTS has really astoundingly good English & that's really cool." (referring to BTS at the red carpet)
— celena⁷ (@joonkooking) March 25, 2019
Korean reporters have also mentioned RM’s great English skills during foreign interviews and praised him for his efforts!
Korean reporters complimenting RM in his charisma on stage, multiple roles in BTS, his musical contributions, outstanding abilities in the English language, leading the group in foreign interviews, & his sexy brain!
— celena⁷ (@joonkooking) November 15, 2019
But in reality, RM is constantly practicing his English and studying so that he doesn’t forget it.
He reveals that although it may seem like it’s easy for him, he actually forgets most of his English if he doesn’t use it for a month.
So much so that he couldn’t even hold a smooth conversation with Halsey when they met.
He thinks that unless you have lived abroad, language is the first thing that can be forgotten if you don’t use it on a daily basis.
Fans are aware of the hard work and effort that RM puts in not only with language but also his role as a leader and in his music.
RM continues to surprise and touch fans’ hearts through his consistency in learning and improving himself to become the best version of himself for everyone.
— 김무원 (@jooniefighting) August 16, 2020