While working as an exclusive model for the women’s fashion magazine “CanCam”, Mayu Miyamoto has appeared in many dramas in recent years and is also very active as an actress. In the new October drama “The Travel Nurse” (TV series Tokyo), she will appear as Sumire Hironaka, an assistant nurse at the medical center where the main character, Ayumi Nasuda (Masaki Okada) is assigned. Moreover, in the upcoming film “Hato no Gotoku Snake Like The Setting Sun”, she finally made her film debut and played the role of Kazuko Shimazaki, the main character in Osamu Dazai’s masterpiece “The Setting Sun”. We asked Mr. Miyamoto, who is increasingly expanding his playing field, about the strengths of his featured works and his thoughts on the great writers of the Showa era.
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“By taking photos in an environment surrounded by nature, my skin became beautiful.”
――The 75th anniversary of Osamu Dazai’s “The Setting Sun” writing, the movie “The Setting Sun Like the Pigeons” (released nationwide at TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi and others on November 4 / pre-released at TOHO Cinemas Kofu and others on October 28) is the first film and played the first leading role. How did you feel watching this film? My honest impression is that I was able to create wonderful work with everyone. It was hard to shoot in the cold winter season, but it was a lot of fun and I was really happy to be given the lead role in this job. ――This work takes place in Nishiizu in 1945, just after the end of the war. In fact, principal filming was not done in Nishiizu, but mostly in Yamanashi Prefecture where the Nezu Memorial Museum is located. Surrounded by mountains, the building was built in the early Showa era. The food was delicious and the air was very clear. In an environment surrounded by nature where there is no convenience store nearby…there were a lot of ladybugs (laughs).
――At the time of filming, I heard that you read all of Dazai Osamu’s literary works when you were a student. What do you think of novelist Osamu Dazai now? The great modern writers and novelists all have a very particular image. If you consider Osamu Dazai as a man, if you live in the same era and think about love and marriage, I think I will not choose. When it comes to dating, it seems to be a lot of problems (laughs).