Jessica Jung Gives Candid Interview in L'Officiel Singapore
Kyung Ho Kim, Nov. 27, 2015, 10:07 a.m.
Jessica Jung, formerly of the k pop girl group Girls' Generation is being featured in the upcoming issue of L'Officiel Singapore. The feature not only gives fans a gorgeous looks into the starlet life, but also a very candid interview. When asked about having a greater sense of freedom after parting ways with SM Entertainment, Jessica answered, "It depends on how you interpret space and freedom. I'm very busy at the moment from focusing on my brand and my entertainment career, but that's because I choose and want to be. Like anyone else, when you're working for an employer, there are good and bad days. Sometimes, you wish you could just take the day off. The difference for me today is that although I have that luxury to take time off whenever I want, there's more pressure and stress because of my additional responsibilities."
When asked how she has changed since entering the entertainment business, Jessica revealed, "I started training when I was 12. It was interesting and I always viewed it as a fun hobby. It was certainly difficult at times as a young girl, committing to the training, but I tried my best to keep it fun and interesting without putting any pressure on myself. Honestly, when I started, I saw it as a new after-school activity. I had no idea it would turn into what it is today. However, I think I'm still the same old me from when I started – just a more matured version."
And when asked about possibly returning as a solo artist, she answered, "My team and I are working on various different aspects of my career. Announcements are certainly forthcoming. I put a lot of pressure on myself in delivering the best hence I would only want to show my fans the best of my work… when the timing is right."
Jessica SooYoun Jung, known professionally as Jessica, is an American singer, actress, and businesswoman currently based in South Korea. She is a former member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. In 2014, she established her apparel fashion brand, Blanc & Eclare. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Jessica is fluent in English and Korean after moving to South Korea at the age of 11.