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CNN, the world’s most prominent news channel, interviewed BIG BANG to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut.

At 4:30pm (Hong Kong local time) on September 8, the interview with BIG BANG on CNN’s Talk Asia was revealed.

Talk Asia is CNN’s main talk show that explores global leaders in various fields. Former US president Bill Clinton, world-renowned fashion designer Carl Lagerfeld, singer song-writer Pharrell Williams, PSY, and EPIK HIGH appeared as guests on the show.

BIG BANG members talked about the past ten years and their future plans on the show.

CNN Seoul Correspondent Paula Hancocks interviewed BIG BANG, and she started the interview by asking, “Last year, you made more money than Maroon 5, the highest-paid all-male group in America. You are bigger than all of the bands in South Korea. What makes you different?”

BIG BANG answered, “Music tends to become a bit standardized after a while, but I think with the five of us, each of us bring our own personalities and talent on stage.”

When Paula Hancocks asked, “You have literally grown from boys to men together. How do you manage to do that and still make it look fun?” Taeyang replied, “Of course there have been hard times in between, but the more time we spend together, the more time we make each other laugh, the more we have fun together. And over time, that level of closeness becomes more and more, and we’re the happiest when the five of us are together.” G-Dragon answered, “They’re fellow band members, but they’re also brothers. They’re family. Because we spend so much time together, we have that feeling of intimacy and a bond that is very different from other boy bands.”

When asked about the next 10 years of BIG BANG, they answered, “We always think about that a lot. We have a lot of things to do, but like always, we will continue having fun. We want to look at the big picture and do things that we enjoy doing, and we want to set a good example for the next generation.”

Meanwhile, various projects have been carried out to celebrate BIGBANG’s 10th anniversary: BIGBANG’s movie “BIGBANG MADE” hit the box office on June 30, and the 10th anniversary concert “0.TO.10” was successfully held last month. The “A TO Z” exhibition opened on August 5 and will continue until October 30.

Source: Sports Joseon via YG Life