We did a short interview with Margarita Arston, from Belarus, who acted in BIGBANG’S “Bae Bae” MV. Perhaps this short interview will tell a little more about the guys and how the filming went.
Q: It’d be interesting to know more about the filming process. How long did it take to film each scene?
There actually weren’t a lot of scenes, but each was filmed differently. Honestly speaking, I didn’t keep track of time. I was totally caught up with the director, film crew, and the boys. I listened to everything that was said to me. The time passed quickly.
Q: Were there perhaps any funny or silly events that happened during filming?
There were plenty. I don’t even remember, but you don’t get bored with the boys.
Q: Many are interested in knowing how you filmed the scene with Taeyang where he ended up being taller than you by half a head. It’s no secret to anyone that Taeyang is short, but you seem like a tall woman.
Yes, I’m 174cm and Taeyang is about 168cm. Just think about it logically, the answer is simple.
Q: In your comments we caught that you said all the boys smoke except Taeyang. How is that? We only know that GD and TOP smoke.
Guys, how would I know about that? I know the boys less than you all do. It’s just that when the director called “smoke break”, all the boys got up and left except Taeyang. I asked him then, “you smoke?” and he replied, “no, do you?”
Q: You didn’t know about BIGBANG before filming the MV and didn’t interest yourself in kpop. How do you feel now that you know about kpop culture, and in particular BIGBANG?
I didn’t know anything about them before filming, and didn’t really care about kpop since I have somewhat different tastes in music. But when I heard how they sing, my soul descended to my feet, and when they turned on their track, then I froze and couldn’t move, feeling chills along my whole body.
Q: After filming the MV, your popularity has risen. Do you like these changes?
If we’re talking about that, then I’ll be frank. I feel strange that such a large number of people liked me, and that’s thanks to the boys, since I didn’t really do anything. I’m the most plain, ordinary model who’s just starting her career, but who ended up in the right place at the right time.
Q: Are you familiar with the models in the Bae Bae MV? What are their nationalities?
No, I don’t know them, we only met on set. They’re from different agencies. Mostly they’re Ukrainiana and one I don’t remember from where.
Q: What kind of impression do you have of BIGBANG? Who is the most memorable?
I can’t put my feeling into words, but the boys are magical, and they have such an energy. I liked Taeyang – why? It’s personal.
Q: From an outside perspective, how do the boys talk amongst themselves? Who did you like filming with more, Taeyang or Daesung?
The boys are like one family. And with those two, they’re both interesting in their own way.
Q: How do you feel about the script for the Bae Bae MV?
Like all of you.
Q: From the video it’s clear that you “really liked” these rice cakes. What food do you like in Korea, and which do you not?
Definitely not rice cakes. Korean food is diverse, some is delicious and some isn’t. There’s a large variety.
Q: How do your parents feel about you being in another country?
They support and love me.
Q: Which of the boys is different on screen versus in real life?
Seeing as I don’t know them well, I didn’t really notice any big differences.
Q: You’re very beautiful. Do you get complimented by strangers often in Korea?
Thank you very much. Strangers just photograph me, but on set they tell me that often.
Q: Do you plan to star in more MVs?
It doesn’t depend on me. I really want to, but we’ll see.
Q: Do you know anyone from the model business in Korea? Do you have friends among models?
I don’t know anyone, but everything is still ahead of me.
Q: Do you want to go to a BIGBANG concert now? (It’s an unforgettable pleasure)
I madly want to.
Q: Do you have any photos you can share? From the set or while you were being styled.
Unfortunately no. We weren’t allowed to take photos.
Q: You have a difficult name for Koreans, “Margarita”. How do they pronounce it in Korea?
They write “Lita” but say “Rita.” Koreans manage my name just fine.
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Q: Please tell us how you ended up in Korea and how you ended up being a model.
I’m signed to the agency owned by Sergei Nagorny, and I came to korea on contract and work here now.
Q: Probably for many Belarusian kpop fans and BIGBANG fans, it’ll be interesting to know how you got chosen to star in the MV.
I don’t really know myself, how I got into the filming. They just told me that I’d be filming for a music video, and the girls and I went to the set. Before starting the shoot, they took us to meet the boys. We came into a large place where various decorations and cameras were already set up — there were lots of people and light. At first I was scared, but my fear passed quickly. We met the group, and then went to get styled. When the stylist was doing my makeup, my booking agent told me that I’d been chosen for the main role. Probably I just fit the role best. The actual shooting lasted 2 days.
Q: What was the hardest thing during the shoot?
The most difficult was the fact that we had to work 2 days straight completely without sleep. I was about to pass out on the very first day at 4am, but the activeness of the boys didn’t let me sleep. But there weren’t really any other difficulties with filming.
Q: What kind of impressions do you have from working with the boys? Did you personally feel their star status?
I can’t explain in words the feelings I had! The thing is that I don’t speak English, and it was difficult for me to understand, but my booking agent helped me. It was amusing to teach them Russian words, and everyone was laughing. After the shoot, it was sad to say farewell, because in that short period of time I got attached to the boys.
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