On Tuesday January 17, 2017, at the Roppongi Hills Toho Cinema, legendary American Director Martin Scorsese had come all the way from the US to Tokyo for the Japanese Premiere of his latest film: Silence/Chinmoku.
His star-studded Japanese cast was there too: Tadanobu Asano, cult director and actor Shinya Tsukamoto, Yosuke Kubozuka, Ryo Kase and 20-year-old Nana Komatsu who had made her Hollywood debut in the film as Monica, a young country girl whose Christian faith sealed her destiny, to a tragic end.
Her screen time was rather short and it was indeed a small supporting role but her flawless performance in different scenes did leave an impression, it was remarkable enough for the US media to take notice: Variety.
Main sources: Eigaland – Model Press – Natalie Music – Spice
Silence: Japanese Official Site (沈黙)