Cinema Cafe – Cinema Today

Two new reports in the last 24 hours or so, one from Cinema Cafe and the other from Cinema Today. Whereas the former has a strong focus on Sayonara Kuchibiru, the latter goes back to Nana Komatsu’s career as a whole.

In the Cinema Cafe article, the two actresses reveal how and why they complement each other in the film. Nana Komatsu says she felt very secure with a co-star like Mugi Kadowaki, describing her as a calm, strong and reliable person. Mugi Kadowaki returns a few compliments and says among other things that Nana Komatsu is a person full of energy, a helping hand when there’s a problem and a fave actress of hers.

Cinema Today: An actress with a strong screen presence

In the Cinema Today report, Nana Komatsu is asked why she favours films over drama (the count being 17 to 4). The actress develops on how the family atmosphere, the long sessions in different locations meeting lots of different people tend to make her enjoy films more than drama and if it is possible she will continue choosing films over drama.

When she shot The World of Kanako in 2014, she had no experience at all and wondered if she was fit to be an actress in the long run. Then new roles, new films gradually changed her perspective, adding that this led her to work even harder and transformed her as a person.

When she was younger, Hana and Alice (Shunji Iwai) ranked among her favorite films, she says that the kind of relationship she has with Mugi Kadowaki in Sayonara Kuchibiru sort of fulfilled a dream.

Sayonara Kuchibiru hits Japanese theatres in a few days (Friday May 31), next we’ll see Nana Komatsu star in Closed Ward (November) and Sakura (next year).

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