Although they did their best to disguise themselves with bucket hats and large masks, the lovely eyes of Crickley caught my attention.
Above all, Nana Mori (20) stood out in the 100-yen store for her ultra-individualistic fashion, wearing a T-shirt with photographer Daido Moriyama’s masterpiece “Misawa’s Dog” printed on it, relaxed pants, and Chinese shoes.
In ’16, when she was in her third year of junior high school, Mori made her debut after being scouted inside a restaurant in her hometown of Oita.
He was highly praised for his talent by famous directors such as Isao Yukisada, Sion Sono, Shunji Iwai, and Makoto Shinkai, and won the Japan Academy Prize for Best New Actor for his role in the film “The Last Letter” in 2008. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Best New Actor for his role in the film “Last Letter” in 2008. What is a supernova like him doing in a 100 yen store on a weekday?
“He often walks around here with his mother. She often walks around here with her mother, sometimes with her dog. They are such a close family, it makes me smile.” (Neighborhood resident)
Indeed, there was a woman beside Mori who seemed to be his mother. She must be the stage mama who came to Tokyo from Oita and took care of her personal needs, accompanied her to the filming sites, greeted the people involved, and even consulted with her about moving to a new agency.
So, with a toothbrush cap in her hand, Mori asked, “Mom, how do you like this?
“Mom, how about this?
She showed her white teeth.
But the woman who called her “Mama” said
“It’s not cute.
But the woman who called me “Mama” kicked her off. She grabbed a rag and a sponge and walked toward the cash register. Mori followed her like a little puppy.
On the way, Mori seemed to be having a great time with her hands lazily behind her back as she took a strange step like a drunken fist.
Even though she is a genius actress, her true face is that of a teenage girl.
After leaving the 100 yen store, Mori and her son went to the supermarket to buy some groceries. After that, they stopped at a drugstore and then two convenience stores before heading home.
After the trouble with the transfer of her agency in January this year, her exposure has decreased drastically, and the November 6th broadcast of “The Strange Story of the World” (Fuji TV) will be her first appearance in a long time. However, the offers haven’t stopped coming in. Because of her popularity with clients, she continues to appear in commercials, and she is scheduled to play the heroine in a drama for Nippon Television Network Corporation to be aired in January next year. The star of this drama is said to be his senior at the office, Narita Ryo (27), and some are suspecting bartering, but I don’t think so.
One year will have passed since the trouble with the transfer at the beginning of this year. (I think the station has decided that misogi has been completed. When you are independent from a big agency, you may be disciplined, but when you are transferred from a small agency to a big agency, you don’t have that problem. She’s more than capable of winning auditions, so I’m sure she’ll make a quick comeback next year.
There is also talk that she will be appearing in a high-profile movie. The Mori mother and son have started to walk lightly on the road to recovery.
From “FRIDAY” November 19, 2021 issue
Photographed by： Junsei Todoroki