Shibasaki commented that she was worried initially whether she could manage the one-year filming period and wondered if she might feel burnt out at the end although she was honoured to be given the chance to become a Taiga drama lead. However, to her surprise, she found that she was still very energetic even when the filming was concluded and felt very fulfilled and satisfied by what they had achieved. She reflected on the filming that it had been very stimulating to work with many professionals who love their work and was happy that they finally finished the filming. She even said that she had the energy to go on for another year and hoped to be able to work with everyone again.
With regard to her new career as the owner of a company, Shibasaki said that everything she is doing, be it acting, singing, producing or doing behind-the-scenes work are all related so she hopes that her new venture will be a driving force to create new things.
Sources: Oricon / Nikkansports / Cinema Cafe / Nikkansports