LE SSERAFIM‘s Chaewon and Sakura are both members of the same group, but the two are also former members of the now-disbanded IZ*ONE!
In a recent interview with Weverse magazine, Chaewon opened up about her new start under Source Music, her second debut, and more!
One of the topics brought up was her bond with Sakura, and Chaewon surprisingly revealed that despite their time together as a group before, the two only became close friends after signing with HYBE Labels! She commented on how it was difficult to get close to her because IZ*ONE was a 12-member group, but she’s very happy that they’ve gotten much closer now!
There were a lot of members, plus we didn’t have a lot of time together. It was amazing the way I got to know Kkura [Sakura’s nickname] better only after coming here. I never could have imagined I would be working with her again. Life throws you curveballs.
We both said we made the right choice and wished each other luck. We’re so close now that I can’t understand why we were never close back then. She’s not one to express herself much, but now that I know her better I can tell she’s very considerate of me, and I can feel that she’s a much warmer person than I thought.
Chaewon also revealed that the two have now been relying on each other much more, and everything is better because they’re together!
I would have felt very anxious if I had been in this unfamiliar place by myself, but thanks to Kkura being there, I felt reassured. There were times where adjusting to trainee life and starting from the beginning again were challenging, since she never actually went through a proper trainee period and I went through mine really quickly, but whenever we felt that way there were things we could feel without even having to say anything: Ah, she’s having a hard time, or, If I feel this tired then she must be, too.
I really relied on being able to know what she was feeling without having to say anything.
Both Sakura and Chaewon are gonna kill it in LE SSERAFIM! Check out their debut song “Fearless” here!