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ASTRO Talks Pranks, Wishes for the Rest of 2018 and More at K-EXPO 2018 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

By Lai Frances | October 29, 2018 10:34 PM EDT


Within two years of their debut, ASTRO's popularity has been consistently rising with every release they've done.

Debuting in 2016 under Fantagio Entertainment, the sextet consists of members JinJin, MJ, Cha Eunwoo, Moonbin, Rocky and Sanha.

Earlier this year, the group went on their first ever U.S. fanmeeting - 2018 ASTRO Global Fan Meeting with New York City as being one of the stops. Fast forward to last month, the group came back to headline the first ever K-EXPO 2018.

Moments before the group rocked the K-EXPO performance stage, we got to catch up with the group for an interview curated by their song titles.

Welcome back to New York! What's one thing that you did this time around that you didn't get to do last time?

Moonbin: We had time to go out in the morning and bought food. It was at a pizza restaurant right next to our hotel.

Cha Eunwoo: Without our manager!

The first song is "Hide and Seek", what is the greatest prank you've pulled on each other?

Jinjin: We always do a hidden camera for each of the member's birthdays. The most memorable was Eunwoo's birthday, he didn't expect it at all so he almost cried.

What did you guys do?

Jinjin: We played out a scenario of Moonbin and our manager fighting. Moonbin never acts out like that so Eunwoo was very very scared, he was trying to feel out the vibe. The rest of the members found it very funny. It was the most memorable hidden camera.

The next track is "Baby", what is something that you miss doing before your debut?

MJ: Before debut we were in a web drama called To Be Continued. I really want to try something like that after debut too.

Moonbin: If we feel like it, we could do it!

Moonbin: Before debut we used to try cooking with anything they had in the fridge. Right now we have a lot of personal schedules, everyone is busy and no one is at the dormitory so it is rare to have the chance to cook all together. Back then we would make soup and just put everything in it. I miss times like that.

What is your specialty?

Moonbin: I'm really good at cooking pancakes and when we were on a diet Jinjin made chicken with onions which was really good.

The next song is "I'll Be There", if you had the power to teleport anywhere in an instant where would you go?

Rocky: A kimchi stew restaurant

Cha Eunwoo: Disneyland in California

Moonbin: Area 51! I have a lot of curiosity so I want to see it. I want to see an alien. I search about it a lot [on the internet].

"Crazy Sexy Cool", in the past you stared in your own cool drama "To Be Continued" and recently Eunwoo stared in My ID is Gangnam Beauty, if you could star in a drama of your choice what would be the genre and what would you play?

MJ: I want to do a heroic movie and be a hero with fidget spinners as my weapon. I'd throw the fidget spinners!

Moonbin: Like a ninja!

MJ: It would definitely hit the big screens.

Jinjin: I want to do something like Ninja Assassin.

Cha Eunwoo: Before I get old I want to act in a school drama.

Moonbin: I want to be in a zombie movie like World War Z or 28 Weeks Later. I want to be the survivor that sacrifices myself for the rest. That has to be the most important scene of the movie.

MJ: (Points to Jinjin) Jinjin wants to be a fisherman in Alaska. He really enjoys standing on boats and netting fish.

Rocky: I love Spiderman. I want to be Spiderman with a different color, like black.

Everyone: That's Venom!

Rocky: No, not like venom. More like a sexy spiderman! I want to save civilians but also protect the one woman I love. Spiderman's face when he saved his woman is really attractive to me.

"Always You" - point to the member who:

Takes the longest to wake up: Moonbin

Is the biggest eater: Cha Eunwoo

Is the troublemaker of the group: Rocky

Is the easiest to forgive:

Sanha: MJ

Moonbin: Sanha

MJ: Cha Eunwoo

Cha Eunwoo: MJ

Jinjin: Sanha

Rocky: Jinjin

Are there any plans you wish to accomplish before the end of the year?

MJ: I want to have a solo concert

Jinjin: I want to go on a trip with his members, an international trip!

Any message for your fans?

Sanha: We came to NY before and our Aroha really loved it. I'm very excited today and I will try my best during this performance. Our next album is around the corner so I hope that everyone will be very supportive and love it.

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