Friday, July 10, 2009

Interview: 14 Years Old Girl Prodigy: Fukuda Mayuko, “I want to try on a normal uniform.”!?

From Tsutaya Online News.
Translation credit to me.. But I'm sorry if it doesn't make sense, Chinese and Japanese don't like to end sentences for some reason (jk). ^^;;

Fukuda Mayuko, costarring alongside TOKIO’s Nagase Tomoya for Micheal Arias’ first live action film ‘Heaven’s Door’, who won the Japanese Academy Best Animation Award for ‘Tekkon Kinkreet’, will be talking about the theme of the movie and the objectives for the future.

Acting with exceeding presence and delicacy of the role of a child for this work, and also appearing in many other such as ‘L Change the World’, ’10 Promises to My Dog’, and the much discussed ‘GOEMON’, Fukuda Mayuko is currently a 14 years old, third year junior high student. “This year is where students are preparing for entrance exams.” with a laughing face, no matter where you look, she’s a normal junior high student. “But when you think about it, I’ve never play a normal student before. Since I never have a role where I can wear a uniform, if possible, I want to try.” said Fukuda. When asked whether balancing work and schoolwork is hard, “But, for the people going to school, even after school and during the holidays, they still have club activities, I think that’s hard. As for me, during my day off, I sleep. (laugh)” said the actress in the middle of busy work, disclosing her private life in the process.

For ‘Heaven’s Door’, playing a girl, who has an incurable disease and living in a hospital since young, know nothing about the outside world, 14 years old Harumi. This time, also playing a character that’s far from normal, but you can eventually sympathize with. “She’s a girl who’s trying to be a reliable cool grownup. But restlessly, the childishness in her slowly started to surface, I think that’s really how Harumi is. I think that to want to be seen as an adult, the usual feeling of overreaching yourself won’t change for junior high students.” said Fukuda. With many works so far had put adults to shame by her impressive performances, the girl showed a glimpse of her frankness with a genuine atmosphere during the talk.

After learning about the short remainder of their lives, 28 years old Masato (Nagase) and 14 years old girl (Fukuda) decided to sneak away from the hospital, eloping for the sake of receiving human’s greatest ending, ‘Heaven’s Door’ unfold into a fantastic road movie. “For these two, who are approaching death, with utmost effort living and considering only what’s directly in front of them, which I think is beautiful. Through this work, I want to convey the message of living for the moment.” Fukuda said when talking about the theme of the movie.

‘Heaven’s Door Standard Edition’ DVD will be on sale on July 15, 3990yen (including tax).
Sales Agency: Asmik Ace
Marketing Agency: Pony Canyon
‘Heaven’s Door’ Official Site

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the translation!!!!