The first major role in a year on a commercial TV station is that of a “president who is a mess.
It was early morning in Yokohama, under a cold sky, with a clear sky. In front of an exotic western-style building, a hectic location shooting was going on. The actress Mitsuki Takahata (29) is exchanging words with several female staff members. She was wearing a thick brown coat and a long muffler, giving her an impressive “winter look. Her hair has undergone a makeover from her recent bob cut to short hair.
On this day, she was participating in the drama “Muchaburi! It seems that she was filming for “Mutyaburi! I’m sure you’ve heard of it. The fact that Takahata is returning to this slot for the first time in two years is attracting a lot of attention from the industry. (TV station insider).
In “Munchaburi! In “Muchaburi!” Takahata plays a company employee who is caught between a charismatic president and his cocky subordinate. In “Muchaburi!”, Takahata plays a company employee who is caught between the charismatic president and his cocky subordinates.
She says, “I’ve played a lot of roles where I’m the one being pushed around. She said, “I’ve played many roles where I’ve been pushed around, so it’s refreshing to be on the receiving end. She will turn 30 on the 14th of this month, so it seems that she is conscious of the change in her role as an actress.
The shooting in front of the Western-style house was over in less than an hour. The shooting in front of the Western-style house was over in less than an hour, and Takahata and the staff boarded a location bus to move to the next shooting site.
In addition to this drama, Takahata has other “big projects” lined up for 2010, including her fourth appearance in the stage production of “Miracle Worker” in May, and “Miss Saigon” in July, which was canceled in 2008. In May, she will perform in her fourth play, “The Miracle Worker,” and in July, she will perform in “Miss Saigon,” which was canceled in 2008.
When “Miss Saigon” was cancelled due to the Covid-19 disaster after two years of auditioning, Takahata did not hide his disappointment from those around him. Now that the show is scheduled for next year, her motivation to work must be at an all-time high.
Takahata is a very busy person, but she says that her attitude toward her work has changed recently.
At a speech for a film she starred in this fall, Takahata said, “Entertainment is like oxygen. I thought I was going to die when both filming and the stage were cancelled,” she said. She has been working at full throttle since her debut, but now that she is about to turn 30, she must have made up her mind to concentrate more on her acting career.
Since the news of her breakup with Kentaro Sakaguchi (30) this spring, Takahata has been living between home and work. His first priority seems to be to devote himself to the work at hand.
From the December 24, 2021 issue of FRIDAY
Photo by： Shinpei Yuzuki