In early August, the drama “Yawa Otoko to Katako” (TV Tokyo) was being filmed on a greenway in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo. Miwako Kakei (29) was smiling freshly for the camera.
In the drama, Kakei plays a woman with the handle “Mojomaru,” a “complicated mourning woman” who lacks self-confidence. On this day, Kakei was wearing a pure white long-sleeved one-piece dress buttoned tightly to the collar, exposing almost no skin. Her expression was very cool and she seemed to be enjoying the shoot itself with the staff.
She gained popularity as a gravure model and exclusive model for fashion magazine “J J” (Kobunsha), and gained attention when she appeared on “Terrace House” in 2001. Since then, she has gained recognition not only as a variety show star but also as an actress, and is now a popular multi-talented actress.
(Sports newspaper reporter) “Among these, her activities as an actress are particularly remarkable. In 2010, she appeared in more than 10 films, including “Queen’s Forensic Medicine: Shikishi Katsushi 2” (TV Tokyo) and “NHK Special Drama: Forest of Mixed Voices” (NHK BS4K, NHK BS Premium).’ In 2011, he continues to appear in more than five dramas, including “Yawa Otoko to Katako” (Yawa Otoko and Katako).
After filming, the crew walked in the strong sunlight to the parking lot where the location bus was parked, but the temperature was a whopping 39 degrees Celsius. The male staff member accompanying them had a wrinkled brow and a pained expression on his face, but Kakei smiled coolly and got into the car, waving his arms wide as if he were enjoying the sun.
In an interview with “TV LIFE WEB” in 2009 (distributed on November 23), she said this about her acting career.
I still feel that way, but I have more and more encounters that I cherish, including this movie (“See You When the Curtain Goes Down”), and I feel that I can say that I enjoy it more wholeheartedly than before.
It seems natural that Kakei looks radiant even in the extreme heat.
PHOTO： Yuri Adachi