Mone Kamishiraishi (23) walks through the streets of Fukuoka, wearing a thick coat and a tightly wrapped scarf to protect herself from the cold. She was headed to the theater for the musical “A Knight’s Tale,” which she was performing in for the final performance of the season.
Moe’s big break came last year with the TV drama “Koi wa tsudzuki yo dokodemo” (TBS), and she has had a very active year. In NHK’s morning drama “Come Come Everyday”, she played the main character who desperately faces a series of misfortunes and has received high praise for her performance.
I started rehearsing for the stage immediately after the filming of the drama, and after the first day in Osaka in September, I went to Tokyo and Fukuoka for three months straight. It seems that she was very careful about her physical fitness and physical condition.
The day was sunny and relatively warm with a high of 17 degrees Celsius in Fukuoka City, but even though it was only 100 meters away from the hotel where they were staying to the theater, they were fully protected. With her first appearance in the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen coming up on New Year’s Eve, there is still a lot to look forward to. We hope that she will be in perfect physical condition.
From theDecember24, 2021issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Toshikatsu Tanaka