A couple paddles a swan-shaped boat on Senzoku Pond (Ota Ward) in Tokyo. Wearing a blue shirt and a fresh smile is actor Tori Matsuzaka (33). Next to him is actress Suzu Hirose (23), who is smiling with excitement. However, this is not a date scene, but the filming of the movie “Nagare no Tsuki” which will be released next year.
On a sunny morning in mid-October, Matsuzaka and Hirose arrived on the set at 7:00 am. Before the start of filming, while Matsuzaka had a meeting with the staff with the script in his hands, Hirose ate a hamburger to prepare his stomach. The two move to the pier and listen to director Lee Sang-il’s instructions with serious expressions. Once they boarded the swan boat, things took a turn. Both of them grasped the steering wheel alternately and started rowing the boat happily. The director’s instructions were given again and again, and the filming continued for three hours until just before noon, without the boat ever returning to shore.
Matsuzaka, whose wife Erika Toda (33) had just been reported to be in poor health, kept his concentration and led the scene with a calm demeanor even during the early morning shoot. I can’t wait for the release of this film, which shows his spirit as an actor.
From the November 19, 2021 issue of FRIDAY
Filming： Yusuke Kondo