TXT’s Beomgyu Opens Up About The Burdens He Faces As The “Crazy” Variety Show Member Of The Group
TXT‘s Beomgyu recently sat down for an interview with Weverse Magazine. He was not afraid to open up about deep topics such as the sources of his happiness and concern.
Regarding the latter, he talked about the hardships he faces internally by being the “crazy” member when it comes to variety shows. As fan tweets and online compilations have proven, he has many hilarious moments that are considered iconic in the fandom.
He admitted in the interview, however, that being “on” all the time tires him out. He makes a conscious effort to be energetic during the entire schedule and always succeeds—but at a cost.
If I’m set to film a variety show for three hours, for example, I privately make up my mind to act crazy during that time and absolutely nail it [but] I can feel that I’m losing my energy while filming lately.
The commitment to go all out on variety shows was a result of his childhood desire to be a cast member who makes the atmosphere fun. He named the KBS show 2 Days & 1 Night as his main inspiration.
I’ve enjoyed variety shows ever since I was little, and I want to be entertaining, so I try not to hold back. I really like watching 2 Days & 1 Night and if you watch the people on it, they really go all out. They make their own stuff throughout, inventing their own rules, like, ‘Whoever loses should jump into freezing water.’ I think that’s when I understood that, when it comes to variety shows, the more all-out you go, the more fun it is.
Along with this, he also wants to help out his fellow members. When asked if he feels a sense of responsibility whenever the group appears on variety shows, Beomgyu admitted, “A little bit, maybe.” He shared that he feels “responsible” because his friends put their full trust him in these situations.
The other members are pretty shy and feel some amount of pressure when it comes to variety shows. Taehyun used to always say, ‘I’m really grateful you’re there to carry us on variety shows. I’ll go along with what you’re doing. I trust you.’ That eventually made me feel responsible, which made me feel like I had to be the one to carry the show no matter what.
Though Beomgyu has no trouble putting up a silly image for the camera, he actually has a masterplan behind the scenes. He takes into account the mood and capabilities of the other four members and switches up his own reactions based on these.
Now I think about how I need to keep the other members’ energy up while having fun myself, too. I’m always looking at the plan whenever doing a show and thinking, ‘Hmm, so that’s the vibe they’re going for; I should do this or that’—because I know you have to put in an effort for every part.
At the end of the day, he has nothing but love and respect for TXT. Though the others rely on him for variety show energy, he relies on them as well in many different ways.
I think I live a fun life thanks to the other members, though. I’m always having fun and feeling strong, even when I’m mentally and physically tired, thanks to them. I can rely on them so much that it makes me think I would’ve had a really hard time if I had been a solo artist rather than in a group. I feel like we’re really family now.