Sato who makes her return to work through this movie after giving birth, said that she was very eager to act in this movie especially since it talks about various things which actors can identify with. Eita also echoed her view since there was a time when he was so poor as an actor because he couldn't get any work and could only buy cabbage from the 100-yen shops. As such, when he thought about those tough days, he was very keen to get this role during the audition and return to his roots as an actor to challenge himself.
As the film was also featured during the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, Sato, Eita and the director went there for 2 days and 1 night to participate in the screening. In the movie, there was a scene saying that Hideo vowed to bring Kanako to the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival so it felt like the same when they were walking on the red carpet of the Busan festival. Eita also said that they were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and love for films from the audience there during the screening.
Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon / Natalie / Cinema Today