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  • I wondered about the outcome.

  • Worried about what'd happen.

  • It was so fun yet so scary.

  • It was exhilarating.

  • Your vibes made my sensors beep.

  • If I quit now, I'd only be halfway to my goal.

  • I was pondering on what acting was about.

  • Ready?

  • - I guess. - I'm nervous too.

  • Okay.

  • [Rie Miyazawa X Ruri Mito]

  • When we try to start to express something,

  • we don't use only words to do it.

  • How do we let out and use the energy we have?

  • Without using words.

  • There was some sort of common language.

  • When we met for the first time on day one,

  • I felt something deep within.

  • I wouldn't describe it as ambition.

  • But if there was such a category,

  • it'd probably be in the same group.

  • That was how I felt.

  • Thank you.

  • You're too kind.

  • I would say...

  • There was a part of me

  • that was putting up a front.

  • I had an earnest attitude.

  • My first thought was I have to do this.

  • That was how it was.

  • But when I got to meet you,

  • that just came apart instantly.

  • I could say what I wanted to say.

  • It was easy to talk to you.

  • Yes, like what I mentioned before,

  • I went home happy that day.

  • It was amazing.

  • - I'm glad. - Yes.

  • Now, I feel like we were destined to meet.

  • I kind of sensed we're pretty similar.

  • In terms of the driving force of our way of expression.

  • Like what I told you during your makeup time just now.

  • That anger and sadness?

  • I think we have that in common.

  • How should I put it?

  • When I act,

  • I don't go all shiny and positive and say "Come, let's go!"

  • It's like magma.

  • That thing.

  • I don't know if it's anger or sadness.

  • But I want to go to a place that's not here.

  • I want to keep on questioning

  • the current me.

  • Words like anger, sadness, and despair, are certainly not positive expressions.

  • Starting from there and passing through many places.

  • Those experiences are linked to the movement of my body.

  • When I first met you...

  • - You felt that? - Yes.

  • You were smiling and you were kind when you spoke.

  • But I just knew something wasn't right.

  • I knew it from the start.

  • - Oops. - Yeah.

  • It was so obvious.

  • But that's what made me trust you.

  • Knowing that you're a reliable person

  • gave me a strong sense of security.

  • Even after the shoot ended, I was still thinking about it.

  • We do have that in common.

  • I somewhat sensed it.

  • I had the impression you were definitely nothing like me.

  • Why?

  • It just felt odd.

  • You know, right?

  • Yes, but...

  • I had no idea what you were carrying inside when we first met,

  • but I just knew there was a burden.

  • You didn't say anything,

  • but I could tell from your vibes.

  • My sensors were beeping.

  • Really? Beeping?

  • It's the best way to describe it.

  • When I was young as a biracial kid,

  • I looked different from others.

  • There weren't many biracial kids around.

  • It may be surprising, but I was bullied.

  • Yes, my heart was closed to the world then.

  • At that time,

  • someone approached me to do modeling for the first time.

  • I didn't model because it was my dream.

  • I did it because I wanted to escape from my situation.

  • With that, I went to the studio to take pictures for documents.

  • It wasn't much, but I put on makeup for the first time.

  • The makeup artist told me my hair was very pretty.

  • My mom and relatives praised my hair before,

  • but I never had a stranger said they like my hair.

  • I think I was 10 or 11 then.

  • At that moment,

  • I remember even now how my heart just bloomed.

  • Then I stood in front of the camera and had my ID kind of picture taken.

  • When they shined the light on me and took my picture,

  • everybody was telling me how beautiful and wonderful I looked.

  • Those words became a part of me.

  • Letting others know my presence.

  • That's still relevant today and it's a driving force in my life.

  • It's the core.

  • For me,

  • I got into dance because my teacher in preschool said my body is flexible

  • and suggested that I try out dancing.

  • So I visited a nearby dance school.

  • Apparently, I said I wanted to do it immediately.

  • That's how it all started.

  • After that, it became my everything.

  • That's the only way to describe it.

  • In elementary school, I wrote that my dream was to be a dancer.

  • I see.

  • I didn't think of anything else but that.

  • It's not like I couldn't, but I just didn't think about it.

  • I just went to my dance lessons.

  • I guess I was determined to be a dancer.

  • I continued until now

  • without giving it much thought.

  • To put it in a cool way,

  • I was born to dance.

  • But...

  • I can't say for sure.

  • I think I was probably just not interested in anything else.

  • When this project was first announced,

  • things were really vague when we started.

  • We were asked to give ideas.

  • Since I was taking part in this piece of work,

  • I had thoughts about how I wanted to present some parts.

  • As more ideas were gathered,

  • parts of me surfaced during the meeting.

  • Both the good and bad parts.

  • The emotions within me

  • and the conversation that was going on internally.

  • Those things don't often come out in acting.

  • Since I was doing this with you, I had the idea to bring them out.

  • There are many facets to humans.

  • In Japan, we tend to treat the description "two-faced person"

  • as a bad thing.

  • But there's no limit to the number of faces humans have.

  • When I was acting,

  • I tried my best to search for

  • the "face" that best suit the role.

  • I nurtured it.

  • So it's not like it's someone else completely.

  • It fused with the "face" in me and permeated my being.

  • It may sound weird to say that it's similar.

  • There's no role to it,

  • but there's a small "face" in me that resembled a beast.

  • It became bigger although you're the one who's actually doing it.

  • So it may sound odd to say we're the same.

  • Even before we met,

  • it was like starting from zero and I didn't know what to say.

  • I was at home thinking about what should I talk to you about.

  • "What is she like and what's different about her?"

  • "What do we have in common?"

  • I was pondering on what acting was about.

  • I wrote it all down and now after hearing what you said,

  • I think it's all good.

  • Nothing was decided.

  • Yes.

  • I remember saying

  • that we won't need to rehearse.

  • Exactly.

  • I don't know who said it first.

  • But it didn't seem necessary.

  • Usually, I'm very detailed and would want to do rehearsals.

  • We talked and you said you wanted to rehearse too.

  • And I felt at that meeting,

  • "Okay, let's go this way."

  • Until the day we began filming,

  • I was thinking about it every day.

  • You and I in that limited time frame.

  • To the maximum.

  • I was thinking about what we can do.

  • But at the end of the day, if I didn't express myself adequately,