For the first time in a long time, Jessica Jung stepped out as a braver version of herself in her latest interview with Marie Claire magazine. In her interview with the fashion and lifestyle magazine, Jessica opened up about some heated questions that have laid unanswered such as those regarding her career shift and struggles following her exit from Girls Generation.
"I honestly afraid of interviews a bit. Sometimes, the reports appear different to what I actually said, which leads to misunderstandings," Jessica said about why she doesn't a lot in interviews. She added that the best way to answer questions is to be picky with words. Jessica finally opened up about, although vaguely, about the issues that have come about in recent months. "There are times when I feel like I am taking in all the criticism in the world. It would be a lie to say that I was okay during those times. However, these days, I feel that I have a calmer attitude towards those issues," the singer/fashion icon added.
With everything she has been through, Jessica owes her family for the support and strength they have given her. The singer even shared that she and her family even went on vacation together recently, which is the first family outing they've done ever since her debut. Jessica shared, "Things are very different now from when I was still in Girls' Generation. First and foremost, I have more freedom. Although I was having fun with the other members, I was promoting [away from my family], but now I'm able to utilize my time more freely.
"If I remained in Girls' Generation today, I would not be as open as this in a photo shoot. Idol groups must always be happy and nice and bright. But I'm already 27 and I can no longer appear as the happy girl forever... I'm no longer a girl, and I think it's good to be able to show a more mature side of myself. Ever since I debuted when I was 19 years old, I felt trapped in various restrictions. Now I'm able to decide everything on my own."
Looks like Jessica is a really all grown up. The Ice Princess has folded a chapter in her life to start anew.