[Interview] SUJU’s Leeteuk Talks About Finding Joy and Happiness
Super Junior’s Leeteuk shared how his view of life has changed since he finished his army duties.
Leeteuk recently met with Newsen in the waiting room of KBS 2TV’s Music Bank and spilled his thoughts on having made his return in two years and two months.
Leeteuk said, “I still feel like I’m dreaming. I thought I could never do this again. Even yesterday when I was in a car with Eunhyuk, I told him, ‘I felt the urge to cry yesterday while I was eating.’ From time to time, I feel what is called happiness.”
Leeteuk continued, “Actually, before I went to the army, I considered myself an unhappy person and frequently said that I want to be happy. After two years and two months have passed, I realized that my work was my happiness, but I just didn’t know that. Before, when I didn’t have any schedules, I worried about it thinking, ‘What do I do now’ but now even if I don’t succeed I feel happiness from working with good people alone.”
As he made his appearance on numerous variety shows before he enlisted in the army, Leeteuk was asked “When are you thinking of returning to variety shows?”
He answered, “There have been many love calls but I’ve been thinking about it. I don’t know if I should go on the shows and laugh right now. I’ve been thinking a lot about that.”
Leeteuk continued, “I thought that I should become more honest instead of making things up. I only ran for success in the past. I took many risks and forced myself to laugh oftentimes. But I just want to go with the flow of the water now.”
Leeteuk said, “I used to be confined within a frame that I set for myself. But now when I finish schedules late, I eat a cup ramen with the manager in a convenient store and say, ‘Hyung, this is what happiness is, right?’ In the past, I used to think that celebrities couldn′t do those things but nowadays, I’ve been feeling happiness from small things.”
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