Kyuhyun’s dream was to be a singer. But when he said that, I assume he meant ballad singer or a soloist, because when he trained for SM, he never thought he would become a dance singer and become a part of Super Junior, a group that had been established perhaps even before he started his training in SM. He said he thought SM was going to debut him as a soloist, but he became the 13th member of Super Junior, an idol group.
I am not an idol and I have never worked in entertainment world before. But in every job, there must be something you don’t like. Idols may have it even harder, especially with people’s expectation of them. The word ‘idol’ means they have to become an example for others, which in this term it refers more to their fans who are mostly teenagers. So, almost all they do are being watched.
I do think that there must have been times when Kyuhyun does not enjoy being an idol. His dream is still to be a good singer. In my eyes, everything he does now is only his way to reach his dream: to become a recognized singer and be acknowledged by people for his singing. But, I believe Kyuhyun is not one who will easily give up just because he doesn’t enjoy what he is doing now. He seems to be one who has quite determined mind. For more than 6 months, he had suffered from people’s negative responses of him becoming RS MC. He had received bad comments when he started doing musical. But, look at him now. He improved himself and he had gained more attention from public. Now, people enjoy him on RS as MC and the number of positive reviews for his musical’s performance from non-fans has increased.
Being an idol might not be what Kyuhyun originally wanted. All he wanted was to be a singer. But Kyuhyun has been working as an idol for almost 8 years. I assume he knows better to not give up just because he sometimes does not feel comfortable in being an idol. He is still striving for the best and still has his dream that he wants to achieve. Patience and determination are the keys to achieve that.