Monday, October 10, 2016

First-day-screening event of new movie "Otousan to Itou-san"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Otousan to Itou-san" was held at Shinjuku Wald 9 on 8 October which was attended by the director Tanada Yuki and cast members Ueno Juri, Lily Franky and Fuji Tatsuya.  The movie depicts the story about Aya (Ueno) who is 34 years old and cohabits with her boyfriend Itou-san (Franky) who is 20 years older than her. One day, her father (Fuji) who is 20 years older than Itou-san, comes to visit her and stays with them which creates a series of issues.

Ueno addressed the full-house audience consisting of 400 people that response to the movie has exceeded her expectations especially since the film release was to be done at small cinemas only. However, due to overwhelming interest in the film and good critical reviews, the cast had been to places like Osaka and Nagoya for promotional campaigns and been interviewed by about 100 media companies to date which made her extremely happy at the positive response. There was once when she and a female interviewer were chatting about the latter's favourite scene in the movie and the two of them ended up crying together. Franky said in jest that he has never cried during an interview and commented that the interviewer must have been feeling quite emotionally unstable so was so affected that she cried.

During the event, the host revealed that one of the female interviewers had commented that she would like to meet a man like Itou-san who can say the important things when it matters even though he may not do the kabe-don on her. In response, Franky said that he wants to do the kabe-don on women too but has never gotten such a role to date.

Fuji who is said to be good at giving nicknames to people, revealed that he calls Ueno as a city-style wild cat while Franky is an ojisan fairy. He even described himself as a classic car while Franky is a brand new Porsche. Ueno commented that when she heard about this, she went to look at picture books to see how the wild cats look like while Franky joked that it was lucky that Fuji didn't use the other "yosei" (rhymes with fairy but means testing positive for an illness) to describe him.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Sponichi / Oricon

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