Jessica Jung was in China recently in order to accept the 2014 Yahoo Asia Buzz Award for “Most Searched Female Artist” (yes, that is A Thing That Exists).
In an interview with reporters at the event, the ex-SNSD member was asked what plans she had for her future. After all, it’s not too often that the most popularly searched artist of the year also happens to be stuck in pop purgatory, but here we are. Unsurprisingly, Jessica’s stated desire for a future career path looks a lot like what her career looked like before
she was kicked out left because she wanted to be the next Vera Wang whatever clusterfuck led to the end of the Power of 9.
“I want to try out a variety of fields. Personally singing. I like singing, and I think I would have fun acting too. If I do get to try them out, I want to do it while keeping a balance.”
The awkwardness of trying to pursue a singing career while still being technically signed to SM Entertainment will be the main hurdle which Jessica will have to clear but she would clearly have a following if she’s able to pursue a solo career while maintaining a “balance” between acting and singing.
Jessica also listed Victoria Beckham as a role model due to her ability to work well in various fields.
“She [Victoria Beckham] always perfects the roles she’s been given. It’s impressive.”
As far as role models, Victoria Beckham makes almost too much sense. A woman who started off her career in a girl group before branching out and eventually launching her own incredibly successful fashion line?
Yeah, Jessica definitely has a dream board filled with pictures of Victoria Beckham somewhere in her room.
Hopefully, Jessica’s career arc won’t include a Spice World though*.
*Braces self for an inevitable defense of Spice World