Mugi Kadowaki was surprised with a birthday surprise from her Johnny’s co-star!
In the middle of location shooting under the scorching sun......
Amidst 36°C heat and strong winds, actress Mugi Kadowaki (30) was filming “Dear Me, with the Intent to Kill” (Fuji TV), a drama series that starts in October, at a park in Misato City, Saitama. The scene they were filming from early afternoon was a scene of college students having a barbecue and making a lot of noise. The main character, Ryosuke Yamada of “Hey! JUMP’s Ryosuke Yamada (29) and YouTuber JUMP’s Ryosuke Yamada (29) and YouTuber Hajime Shacho (29) can also be seen.
In addition to the scorching sun, it was a grueling shoot with the staff holding windbreaks to keep the wind from hitting the performers. Despite such hardships, the mood on the set was friendly.
As it was Kadowaki’s birthday, Yamada presented her with a surprise bouquet of flowers.
This year marks Kadowaki’s 12th year since her debut. She has made her presence felt in all genres, from major films, stage performances, and TV dramas to independent productions. Masako Hasegawa, an entertainment reporter, said, “Kadowaki blends naturally into the screen.
She is an actress who blends naturally into the screen, yet leaves her mark on the work. Sometimes, she even has more of a presence than the main actor. When she played a stripper in “Asakusa Kid,” Masahiro Nakai praised her, saying, “Her acting is good and glamorous. She has a certain elegance to her. There is something amazing about playing a stripper that makes you think there is a certain elegance to it.”
This time she plays a college girl. We are looking forward to seeing what kind of presence she will bring to the role.
From the September16, 2022issue ofFRIDAY
PHOTO： Yoshito Murata