Sawajiri revealed that she had a lot of trust in the director thus she agreed to the offer quickly to star in this unusual tale about a lonely woman in her 30s and her relationship with a cat. As she also had to sing and dance to show the idol days of Saori when she was younger, Sawajiri said that Saori's failure in showbiz caused her to be unable to live as freely as she should which should resonate with many people who feel that they should be living in a different way from what they are doing now. As for Saori's relationship with Yoshio, Sawajiri described Saori as someone who can't even love herself and treats Yoshio more like a confidante who knows her well rather than a lover in real life.
Filming began from 30 October last year and had since been completed.
Sources: Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi / Eiga.com / Natalie